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Meet The First Nigerian Female Pilot, Chinyere Kanu

Histories were made by people. In Nigeria,when speaking of women that made history, influential women that have perform a wonderful task in Nigeria, Chinyere Kanu is one them. She is the ever first female commercial pilot to fly an aircraft in Nigeria.

Chinyere Kanu was born in 1970 and she is a native of Ukwa East in Abia state,South eastern part of Nigeria. She grew up under the care of her mother after the separation of her parent. She grew up in a very supportive home. She decided to begin her career in aviation because of her adventurous aunt,who is known for travelling overseas.

She did her primary school education at Anglican Girls Grammer School, Yaba, Lagos state,before she was trained as a private and commercial pilot in Nigeria College of Aviation Technology, Zaria under SP 12 Batch.

She subsequent took several aviation and transport courses in the United Kingdom and In United State before she receives her licence as a commercial pilot on May 20,1981,from the Nigeria Collage Of Aviation Technology.

In October,2011. Former President Goodluxk Jonathan appoints her the reactor and the Chief instructor of Nigeria College of Aviation Technology. In 2014,she was succeeded by Captain Samuel Caulcrick.

She received many national awards like the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which was conferred upon her in 2006,African International Merit Achievers Award in 2007, the Rare Gems Professional Achievements Award in 2007 and other awards.


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