Rising to the Challenge
As soon as she graduated from high school, Captain Mumba embarked on her journey to the skies. Her unwavering determination led her to South Africa, where she commenced her flight training. At a young age, she earned her Private Pilot’s License, a significant milestone in her quest for the skies.
The following year, at the remarkable age of 16, Captain Mumba commenced her Commercial Pilot training at South Africa’s esteemed Flight Training Academy. It was a grueling endeavor that demanded commitment, dedication, and a fierce passion for flight. However, she triumphed, acquiring her Commercial Pilot’s License in 2015, the same year she celebrated her 18th birthday.
But Captain Besa Mumba’s ambitions didn’t stop there. She was determined to further hone her skills and expertise in the world of aviation. She pursued Advanced Flight Training at SIMU Flight in Pretoria, South Africa, demonstrating that her pursuit of excellence was unyielding.
A Trailblazing Career Takes Flight
In 2016, at the tender age of 19, Captain Besa Mumba’s dreams took a monumental step forward as she joined Proflight Zambia, a reputable aviation company. She assumed the role of a First Officer on a Cessna Caravan, a formidable aircraft that would become her steadfast companion in the skies.
Captain Mumba’s journey didn’t stop with this milestone. With each passing year, she continued to break barriers and defy expectations. Her unwavering commitment to her craft and her enduring love for aviation propelled her toward new horizons.
Today, Captain Besa Mumba is not just a pioneer in her field; she’s a symbol of inspiration for aspiring aviators, especially young women. With grit, determination, and a relentless pursuit of her dreams, she now holds the esteemed position of Captain at ProCharter Zambia, the country’s largest air charter company.
In this role, she does not just pilot aircraft; she becomes the conduit to others’ dreams. She flies visitors around Zambia, delivering them to their dream vacations, making their aspirations take flight.
Captain Besa Mumba’s journey is a testament to the power of ambition and the strength of determination. Her story is an inspiration for young women around the world, and her accomplishments demonstrate that the sky is not the limit—it’s just the beginning.
In the words of one admirer, “This is empowering for young women! It takes confidence to fly, and it’s easy to see her articulate that trait.”
”Indeed, Captain Besa Mumba is not just navigating aircraft; she's steering the way for countless dreams to take flight.Black Wall St. MediaContributor