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July 14, 2009 by  
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Retired Maj. Levi Thornhill, 86, who was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, and 15-year-old pilot Kimberly Anyadike after arriving in Compton. Photo by Fontaine J. Marsi. E-mail from Fontaine J. Marsi, Assistant to Chief Pilot Robin Petgrave, (310) 200-3349, Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, www.tamuseum.org….A 15-year-old Los Angeles girl who navigated a single-engine Cessna through thunderstorms in Texas and took in breathtaking aerial views of ArizonaÕs sunsets Ñ landed her plane to cheering crowds at Compton Woodley Airport today, becoming the youngest African American female pilot to fly solo across country.

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