Meet SA's first female black fighter pilot

Spreading her wings. Mandisa Mfeka is making major waves in the aviation industry and across South Africa. She's the first black female fighter pilot in the South African Air Force. The 29-year-old grabbed headlines as she swooped over the Loftus Versfeld Stadium at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration as part of the Hawks formation. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Mandisa Mfeka is making major waves in the aviation industry and across South Africa.

She's the first black female fighter pilot in the South African Air Force.

The 29-year-old grabbed headlines as she swooped over the Union Buildings at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration as part of the Hawks formation.

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It’s been a hard-fought climb to the top for the KwaZulu-Natal native

She’s been in the Air Force since 2008 and has flown countless hours.

But the animated Mfeka can't contain her continued excitement for her profession.

eNCA's Michael Appel caught up with her at Air Force Base Makhado.

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