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World Class airline Qatar airways has hired its first African female pilot Adeola Sowemimo. She is also the first woman to have flown a Boeing 787 Dreamliner across the Atlantic.

Adeola hails from Ogbomoso, Oyo state Nigeria. She graduated from the Landoke Akintola University based in Ogbomoso. She later completed from a top professional pilot training school located in Ormond Beach, Florida.

In a Facebook post on 4th March, Adeola shared a throwback picture from 2011 of her Private Pilot ground school class.


Sharing the news on Twitter, Africa Fact 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.” 


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Captain Adeola joins the league of record breakers in the African aviation industry like Captain Irene Koki ( the first female on the continent to be certified as captain of 787 dreamliner aircraft) and Captain Amsale Gulau (who became the first Ethiopian airways female captain. She also captained the first International all women flight to Nigeria in December 2017).

PBB Congratulates Captain Adeola on this great achievement and celebrates her for making Africa proud.


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