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Reading: Determined Young man achieves his childhood dream of becoming a pilot after 11 years, celebrates achievement
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Determined Young man achieves his childhood dream of becoming a pilot after 11 years, celebrates achievement

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Determined Young man achieves his childhood dream of becoming a pilot after 11 years, celebrates achievement
Determined Young man achieves his childhood dream of becoming a pilot after 11 years, celebrates achievement

A young and determined American man named Delante Sykes has proven to the world yet again that dreams do come true after studying for 11 years of his life to become a pilot.

Delante Skyes has dreamed of becoming an Aeroplane pilot since he was a kid. He shared images of himself being pictured trying to fly an Aeroplane at the age range of 2 years old. Delante who has ever since pursued his passion enrolled to learn the skill.

In 2017, he graduated from Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, North Carolina and immediately got enrolled to study Aviation at the University of North Dakota, United States. By 2020, Delante Skyes graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management with a 3.73 GPA and looked forward to flying.

He enrolled for Pilot training at the University of North Dakota from 2020 to 2022 until he became a Stage Check Pilot. Shortly after the completion of his required qualifications at the university, Delante Skyes got selected in the 1st round of the airline draft by American Airlines.

The young man took to his official twitter account to celebrate his feat.

 

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.