The Future: Gabriel Carothers, New Mexico’s youngest African American pilot


In honor of Black History Month, KOAT shines a light on those who have helped paved the way in New Mexico from the arts to culture, food and history.

Gabriel Carothers, 17, is the youngest pilot in New Mexico after completing his Private Pilot check ride on August 8, 2022. He is the youngest African American in New Mexico history to ever do so.

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