Local Girl Flying High in Realising her Dream

Jamaican-born Gabrielle McCallum is a part of the small percentage of women who are certified airline pilots.

Just about seven percent of women pilots are certified, according to a study by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
McCallum, 21, who was born in Kingston, emigrated to the United States in late 2018, after which she acquired an Associate of Science degree in Professional Pilot Technology and is currently working to completing a bachelor’s degree in aerospace sciences at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

McCallum told the Jamaica Observer that last year she officially became a commercial pilot with a single and multi-engine land rating as well as an instrument rating.

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