Anyadike's flight is a tribute to the /*Tuskegee Airmen*/, the black combat pilots of World War II. She is being accompanied by a safety pilot, and Tuskegee Airman, Levi Thornhill. The airplane is named after Thornhill.
SoCal teen flies plane across country
COMPTON, Calif. Kimberly Anyadike, 15, took off from Compton in a single-engine red-tail /*Cessna*/. She will fly to Newport News, Virginia and back. She is believed to be the youngest African-American female to pilot an airplane from coast to coast.