Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Photo of the week, May 23rd 2012

For this young Ghanaian man, a dream is slowly coming true. Three years ago 'Ernest the mobile phone repair man', from Ashaiman market, started to learn to fly. Barely affording one lesson a lesson per month at the outset, he has been taking regular part-time flying lessons at Kpong Airfield in the Eastern Region. Over the last three years he has progressed at a steady pace, and on Friday, 18th May, he made his 'First Solo' - a major milestone towards a Pilot's licence. Despite the financial and transport challenges, with a regular tro-tro journey to Kpong, Ernest Akoto will now need to continue his journey in order to perfect solo flight operations and solo cross-country flying before being issued his National Pilots Licence for light two seat aircraft flying. We all wish Ernest success in his flying adventure, and thank him for proving that 'those who perservere really can, and do, succeed'. Photo courtesy of WAASPS Ltd.


  1. Congrats, Ernest! We're all very proud of you!

    1. How phantastic! Congratulations from Germany ;) Ute