See the first Nigerian female Pilot of Qatar Airways Ogunmola Sowemimo


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Ogunmola Sowemimo makes history as the first Nigerian female Pilot to work with Qatar Airways. Read details of her journey in the aviation industry!

1. Adeola Ogunmola Sowemimo - the very first Nigerian female pilot

Ogunmola Sowemimo has made history as she becomes the very first Nigerian female Pilot to work with popular airline Qatar Airways. In addition to this achievement, she’s also the first female pilot from Nigeria on the massive Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft. With these accomplishments under her belt, the ambitious woman has made major strides in the aviation industry.


This woman has marked her name in the Nigerian aviation industry

According to several reports published, Sowemimo is also the first female pilot from Nigeria who has flown the Boeing 767 Aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. Ticking this off, she becomes part of the admirable league of woman such as Ethiopia’s Captain Amsale Gulau and Kenya’s Captain Irene Koki among others who have flown the coveted aircraft.


The pilot has a happy family besides her husband

2. About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways made its debut in 1997. It takes pride in being one of the new-generation airlines to cater to all six continents in the world. In a single day, the airline covers over 160 destinations globally.

In 2012, Qatar Airline acquired the Dreamliner, making it the seventh carrier to do that worldwide. As of February 2017, it had the longest scheduled flight on a commercial airline. Unfortunately, the title was taken over by Singapore Airline.


The airway has employed several female pilots in Africa

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.


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