Qaisera Alexis is quite literally taking her dreams to new heights. The teen, who is also the subject of ESSENCE Black Girl Magic episode three, is determined to be a pilot, and she’s doing everything she can to make sure that dream comes true.  [MUSIC] I think I was around eight or nine. I had read an article about A kid who was my age at the time who was flying planes, and then I thought, that's so cool. I want to try that, too. And then sometime, it sunk in after that that I could this as a career, and I was like, why not? The first time I got to fly an airplane was at a flight camp that I did in Wisconsin. And then, as I got to control and steer the plane, I was just like, wow. This just feels so right. Once you're out there, you can kinda just cruise. Let the plane do its thing. So, my mom asked me, are you really gonna let your child go up there and fly? Would you really let her Fly a plane? That's dangerous. [LAUGH] And I thought about it, and I just smile, I just say yeah. If any of my children were going to fly a plane, Kycera would be the one because she's got the focus. There's opportunities all around us. We just have to rise above the circumstance, we can do whatever we want. As long as I can remember, I've had an interest in aviation. And something about being up in the air, flying, just feels really peaceful and nice to me. So I know there is a sentence, a saying, if you do something you love you'll never have to work a day in your life, and I want my career experience to be like that. [MUSIC]

Essence.com
May, 18, 2016

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