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Adeola Sowemimo: The First Nigerian Female Pilot Hired By Qatar Airways

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Adeola Sowemimo makes history, becomes the first Nigerian female pilot to be hired by Qatar Airways

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo is the first Nigerian female pilot at Qatar Airways and the first Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Apart from working for a world-class airline, she is also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo is  the first Nigerian female pilot at Qatar Airways and the first Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (standardmedia)

Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo is the first Nigerian female pilot at Qatar Airways and the first Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (standard media)

She is from Ogbomoso, an ancient town in Oyo State. She graduated from the Ladoke Akintola University, which is also based in the old city.

Next, she went off to the Sunrise Aviation flight school, a top professional pilot training school located in Ormond Beach, Florida.

On March 4, 2019, Adeola shared a throwback to her January 2011 Private Pilot ground school class on Facebook.

“Days of little beginning… God be praised #ihavedominion,” her caption read.

This eventually resulted in her etching her name in the history books by becoming the first Nigerian female pilot to be hired by Qatar Airways, a world-class airline.

She is also the first to fly the big bird, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Dreamliner across the Atlantic.

Sharing the news on Twitter, African Facts Zone wrote: “Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo has become the first Nigerian female Pilot to work for Qatar Airways, and also the first to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”

Adeola was immediately congratulated by Arunma Oteh, a former World Bank Vice-President.

“Congratulations Captain Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo. Making #Nigeria proud,” she tweeted.

On the home front, she is married to Seunfunmi Olamilekan Sowemimo. They both live in Orlando, Florida, according to her Facebook profile.


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