4-year-old boy who loves helicopters finally enrolled in aviation course; people talk about his brilliance

4-year-old boy who loves helicopters finally enrolled in aviation course; people talk about his brilliance

- Elias Muthomi Gitonga, 4, started showing his love for all things aviation at just one-year-old

- The young champ can tell 16 different helicopters, their different parts and uses

- His parents are hopeful they will nurture his special gift until when he becomes a pilot

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Elias Muthomi Gitonga is a four-year-old boy who is passionate about planes and helicopters and knows more about aviation than a typical child of his age would do.

Meet brilliant 4-year-old boy who is already studying planes
Elias Muthomi started showing interest in planes and helicopters when he was just a year old. Photo: Screengrab from Inooro TV.
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The brilliant child shocked his parents after he started showing his love for all things aviation when he was just one-year-old.

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Speaking to Inooro TV, his parents said they were awestruck when Muthomi started reading things that nobody had ever taught him before when he was just a year old and he had a particular understanding of helicopters at that age.

"We noticed this gift when he was a year and six months old. He could read things on TV and also the words written in the newspapers. He then started showing great interest in planes and helicopters," the boy's father, Moses Gitonga said.

At just four years old, Muthomi can already tell apart 16 types of helicopters and he knows the different parts of a chopper and their uses.

In 2019, his passion for aviation caught the attention of the military, which invited the young champ to its Eastleigh military airstrip to learn more about helicopters.

Recently, a private air company in Nanyuki also gave the boy a chance to interact with its planes.

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On matters of academics, the boy also showed exceptional brilliance, which forced his teachers to take him to Grade One after they realised he was too smart for kindergarten.

"His brains can handle things above his age. He is a four-year-old child who should be doing PP1 things but we took him to Grade One after engaging him because we realised PP1 was too low for him," Ken Kugor, a teacher at Beadom Primary School said.

The parents are hopeful their son's unique talent will be nurtured until when someday, he will become a pilot as he so dreams.

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