Two Malawi female pilots: Steady take-off

The notion in airline business that girls are to be air hostess and boys to be pilots does no longer hold. After the first Malawi female pilot, Fellie Mkandawire there is a new lady on the deck, Yolanda Kaunda.

Pilot Felie Matengo Mkandawire and Yolanda Kaunda
Pilot Felie Matengo Mkandawire and Yolanda Kaunda

For both women, flying was a part of their childhood.

The first female pilot, Fellie Mkandawire stopped flying while she was a senior first officer.

But the new lady on the deck, Yolanda Kaunda has attained the rank of captain which is the highest level of responsibility.

Mkandawire was among many Malawians who took to Facebook to congratulate Kaunda.

She dispelled confusions surrounding the announcement of Kaunda as Malawi’s first ever female captain.

“While I was the first female Malawian pilot, there are, within the pilot profession, different ranks. I stopped flying some years back with the rank of senior first officer. Yolanda has just attained the rank of Captain.

“This is indeed a landmark achievement in Malawian aviation history. Congratulations captain,” wrote Mkandawire.

The two are trending on social media as role models to Malawian girls to study and use education as key to success.

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Richard
Richard
5 years ago

You make us proud girls.

Bonifathiew chimbaza
5 years ago

Congartulations keep it up god bless you

Stanford piano
Stanford piano
5 years ago

Keep it up and GOD Still guide u .

frenemy
5 years ago

There is also a female pilotby the name of Felistas Matengo brilliant lady from Kamuzu Academy. Ist malawian pilot

Gundumulani
5 years ago

Congratulations our girls Malawi is proud of you. Hoza Kaunda and Mkandawire.

magwedeza
5 years ago

Yolanda, you are a Kaunda yes but are you not from Zomba, pafupi ndi ku airwing ku ndege. You look like late Matilda Mwera nde nde nde, wat happened masiku amenewo if dad is the veteran Edgar Kaunda, bro 2 alongosi malemu.
All da best basi iwe ndi wa ku Mwera ana a ku ndege, kontiki, g string, boxer etc !
cheers !

Unenesko Nguwemi
Unenesko Nguwemi
5 years ago

Kodi mukunenana chifukwa chiyani tangowuzani ana atsungwana kuti alimbikire sukulu basi

McDonald Light
McDonald Light
5 years ago

Amalawi tiziyamika ena akamachitabwino, Asikana inu mwatichosa manyazi, koma kuti asikana ena apindula pakufunika mufotokoze chiyambi cha chidwi chanu komanso kumene munakaphunzila

wawa
wawa
5 years ago

Do you know how many female Malawian pilots we have outside this country? who have been in the both traditional and digtal cock pits for years ? any way zabwino zonse asungwana

Bolero
Bolero
5 years ago

Title of the story is misleading. It is supposed to read Two Female Captains. There are many other Malawian female pilots. But these two are the only so far to have qualified as Captains

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