Celebrating South Sudan’s first female Pilot who moved from a junior rank to captain in a Major US airline


Aluel Bol Aluenge, a lady from South Sudan has built a good image for herself and also flew the flag of his country and Africa up high with an incredible feat she achieved with her Aviation career. She broke through the field considered male dominated and a near impossibility for females in her country.

Following her brilliance, Aluel attracted the attention of the state which decided to fund her education abroad. She was enrolled in an Aviation school in the United States. After completing her course in 2011, she has offered services to companies, the likes of Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai.

She was later recruited by Delta Air Lines, a major American airline as a pilot. She worked diligently, rising through the ranks to the position of a captain in one of the most powerful airlines in the world; an achievement which makes her a national and continental pride.

Aluel earlier told reporters that, flying an airplane was a childhood dream which she worked extremely hard to achieve. “I feel extremely delighted especially at the mere thought of achieving my dream. As a child growing up, I always wanted to be a pilot and my late dad made sure that he did all what it takes to make me succeed,” she said

Her success is inspirational, especially being the first female to ever break the social ceiling in the male dominated field. At wakandafricanews.com, we identify and celebrate such exceptional stories to help set good examples to young people that, hard work and determination remains viable options in pursuit of success.


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