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Meet Millicent Melody Danquah. The First Ghanaian Woman To Fly In The Sky.

Millicent Danquah, the first African female pilot, was born on the 6th of January, 1937, in Larteh Akuapem, Ghana. Ibinijah Rexford Addo-Danquah and madam Selina Gyamfi were her parents. Melody was the sixth kid out of ten siblings.

Melody joined the Ghana Armed Forces in 1963. She was fortunate enough to be one of the first three women to be trained as a pilot. She passed the exam and was given license to fly a plane because of her determination. Melody Millicent Danquah's name was changed to Flt. Cadet Danquah on June 22, 1964, when she flew solo for the first time in a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft.

Melody Danquah received her primary education in the town where she was born (Larteh.) Melody went to Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast, Ghana's then-capital, for her secondary education.

Her wings, which qualified her as a pilot, were given to her on April 15th. Melody retired from flying in June 1968 and passed away on March 18, 2016, five years ago. Until we meet again, may her soul rest in peace.

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