17-year-old high school student Christopher Ballinger is among the youngest Black pilots in the country, thanks to an Air Force JROTC Flight Academy Program KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

17-year-old high school student Christopher Ballinger is among the youngest Black pilots in the country, thanks to an Air Force JROTC Flight Academy Program

There is no age limit to achieving your dreams! No matter how big or small, you are the master of your destiny! When it comes to changing the face of pilots, 17-year-old high school student #ChristopherBallinger is doing that. 

He is among the youngest Black pilots in the country, thanks to an Air Force JROTC Flight Academy Program.

According to @Fox5dc, Chris confirmed he's licensed to fly any single-engine land plane, which is the first step in becoming a pilot. Christopher participated in an eight-week Flight Academy program at Walla Walla University in Washington State.

Christopher, a rising senior at Sidwell Friends School, has a bright future. The teen plans to apply to the Air Force Academy after graduation. He offered some advice for younger students 

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