Flying planes has for long been an activity admired by so many people but few of these admirers had the determination to pursue this dream. However, Esther Mwesigye Kyokunda commonly known as Theo does not fall in this category. She was cut from a cloth of determined achievers.
Having started her aviation journey immediately after completing her senior six, she has no regrets. She braved all the challenges that came with studying amid air and she did not let anything get in the way of her already blossoming aviation career.
At only 25 years, Theo Esther went down in Uganda’s history books as the first female Certified Flight Instructor. In so much happiness, she expressed her emotions in a tweet reading;
A few years ago, Esther said “I would have to say the negativity comes from the fact that people do not know much about the aviation industry. Personally, before I started, I was doubting the whole pilot business but as I went on with the course, I gained more knowledge about the aviation industry.
Also, people claim that there are no jobs back home but that isn’t true. There are a couple of charter companies in Uganda and you can always go work in a different country as long as you have the right qualification(s).” when asked how she handles negativity from people about the Aviation industry.
We congratulate her!