May 31, 2009
Kimberly Anyadike always wanted to fly. As a child, she would spread her arms, take a bounce off the bed and try to catch air. This month, after three years of training, the 15-year-old will try to set a world record by becoming the youngest black female to pilot an airplane across the country. The Inglewood resident and student of Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, which provides scholarships and after-school programs to aspiring aviators and at-risk youth in exchange for community service hours, will be joined in the cockpit by Tuskegee Airman Levi Thornhill.