Nigeria is known to be blessed with numerous talents from all walks of life. A new benchmark has now been set by a motivated young lady in Adeola Sowemimo Ogunmola, who became the first Nigerian female pilot to fly Qatar Air to Abuja.
Adeola Ogunmola’s milestone is being celebrated across the social media space
by many, and we’ve dim it fit to bring you some notable facts about the female pilot.
Adeola Sowemimo Ogunmola is the first Nigerian female to fly the Boeing 787
Dreamliner for Qatar Airways, and she flew the Boeing 767 Aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.
Sowemimo, who graduated in 2011 from the US-based Sunrise Aviation Academy and started
her aviation career there, became the first Nigerian female pilot to work for Qatar Airways
in the Middle East — a region which is challenging for women hoping to become pilots
She is also the first female Nigerian to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for Qatar Airways and
the first Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 767 Aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, which
puts her in the same league with Kenya’s Captain Irene Koki and Ethiopia’s Captain Amsale Gulau.
Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot.
Qatar Air has commenced its inaugural flight to Abuja, Nigeria, on Friday.
The airline commenced the operation with the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 pilot, Adeola Ogunmola.
Taking to Twitter, the Director-General, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri,
celebrated Adeola Ogunmola, on her achievement. She wrote;
“Today Qatar Air operated its inaugural flight to Abuja, Nigeria. And our own Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo was on the right seat as she assisted Captain Khan Sameer Ali. Adeola is the first Nigerian female Boeing 787 Pilot and the first Nigerian female Pilot to fly for Qatar Airways.”