Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,863,169 members, 6,869,507 topics. Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022 at 09:10 PM

Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja - Career - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Career / Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja (61581 Views)

NAF Decorates Kafayat Sanni & Tolulope Arotile As Female Combatant Pilots / Grace Garba Is NAF First Female Air Warrant Officer (Photo) / Chief Of Air Staff Welcomes Brilliant Young NAF Combat Pilot From USA. Photos (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:38pm On May 05, 2020
CAPACITY BUILDING: NAF WINGS ANOTHER FEMALE COMBAT HELICOPTER PILOT, 11 OTHERS IN ABUJA

In its quest to more effectively and efficiently fulfill its constitutional mandate of protecting Nigeria’s airspace and ensuring peace and security of the Nation, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 5 May 2020, winged another female helicopter pilot and 11 others at a low-key ceremony held at Headquarters NAF, Abuja.

The winging of the pilots symbolizes their official induction into the prestigious NAF pilots’ corps. With this, the NAF has winged over 114 pilots, amongst which are 5 females, in the last 4 and half years, who are already undertaking various missions in different theaters of operation across the country.

In his remarks at the ceremony, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who expressed his delight over the successful completion of the training by the young pilots, noted that the desire of the NAF to fulfill its constitutional mandate has remained the motivating factor to continuously seek ways to regularly improve operational capacity of the Service through training and retraining.

He added that the event marked another milestone in the history of the NAF as a Service. The CAS explained that the NAF had, in the last 4 and half years, remained resolute in conscientiously developing human capacity of both aircrew and non-aircrew through qualitative training to adequately reposition the Service for timely employment of Air Power in response to Nigeria’s national security imperatives. According to him, the 12 pilots winged today had their flying training both in Nigeria and abroad, and have completed the 9 months comprehensive flying training programme. “I am happy that we have among the 12 the second ever female helicopter pilot”, he added.

The CAS, who is himself a seasoned combat helicopter pilot, further noted that, as at 5 May 20, the NAF had successfully winged a total of 114 pilots since July 2015 while another 26 student pilots were currently undergoing or scheduled to begin basic flying training abroad. Out of these 26 Student Pilots, Air Marshal Abubakar disclosed that 2 are female officers. “Upon completion of their training, one would become the second ever female fixed-wing fighter pilot in the NAF, while the other would graduate as the first ever female Qualified Flight Instructor (QFI) in the 56 years history of the Service. We have equally increased capacity for in-country flying training. At the moment, there are also 39 student pilots undergoing various stages of training in NAF flying schools”, he added.

While reminding the new pilots that the art of flying goes beyond the innate technical ability that earned them wings, Air Marshal Abubakar charged them to remain disciplined and constantly develop a balanced mix of critical thinking, leadership skills and the right attitude. “You are obliged to possess the desire to learn and must always pay attention to details so as to avoid errors as there is no room for errors in the sky. You must develop the ability to remain calm under pressure”, he added. According to the CAS, “there are OLD pilots and there are BOLD pilots. However, there are no OLD and BOLD pilots”. He further tasked them to abide by the provisions stipulated in the Local Operating Procedures (LOPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and stay away from harmful narcotic substances. “The current National security situation requires that we remain highly committed and focused. We must be willing, able and ready always. I therefore urge you to be ready to respond swiftly wherever and whenever you are called upon in the defence of our National sovereignty and interests”, the CAS added.

Air Marshal Abubakar used the opportunity to reassure all Nigerians that the NAF remains fully committed to the successful execution of its constitutional roles, while appreciating the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for providing the enabling environment for the NAF to effectively discharge its constitutional mandate professionally and responsibly, even in the face of harsh economic realities. He also appreciated the Messrs Civic Helicopters Incorporated for having professionally and successfully conducted the flying training.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chief of Training and Operations (CTOP), Air Vice Marshal James Gwani, noted that the winging of the 12 pilots was another milestone achievement by the current NAF administration. This, he said, would further boost the aircrew disposition of the Service and contribute to fulfilling the constitutional roles of the NAF especially in the series of ongoing air operations across the Country. He expressed confidence in the ability of the pilots as they had gone through the rigours of flying training.

It would be recalled that the NAF on 15 October, 2019, made history by decorating the first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Kafayat Sani, and first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile, with their wings in Abuja. The new female helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Chinelo Nwokoye, is expected to join other female pilots who are currently deployed in different theaters of operation in the country to contribute her quota in the defence of her fatherland.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
5th May, 2020.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2591473827732219&id=1684425015103776

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by slivertongue: 7:41pm On May 05, 2020
good news
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:44pm On May 05, 2020
lalasticlala please celebrate our women

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:46pm On May 05, 2020
What a man can do, a woman can over do

14 Likes 3 Shares

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Jamesbally: 7:47pm On May 05, 2020
Buhari is working, Nigeria shall be great again.

God bless our Galante Soldiers,
God bless Buhari.

53 Likes 9 Shares

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Foxman19: 7:48pm On May 05, 2020
In this same country we are living. Officer kafayat please are you single .

10 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:48pm On May 05, 2020
NAF rocks

11 Likes 1 Share

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:50pm On May 05, 2020
.

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 7:55pm On May 05, 2020
sexylassie2 , flatscreen, petyprincess and co, the lady in the picture below should be your role model and not Tiwa Savage, Davido's baby mama and their kind

120 Likes 11 Shares

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by DanDeeBoss(m): 7:59pm On May 05, 2020
Liman= Transport pilot

Arotile and chinelo= helicopter pilots

kafayat= Fighter Jet pilot

Genevieve, Ani and Ijelu =intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance pilots

NAF is doing well smileysmileysmiley

51 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Racoon(m): 8:00pm On May 05, 2020
NAF is the only wing of the armed forces that seems to be pursuing manpower capacity development.Mean-while, go rock your world girl and other winged officers. Greater heights to you all.Congrats NAF.

28 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 8:01pm On May 05, 2020
DanDeeBoss:
Liman= Transport pilot
Arotile and chinelo= helicopter pilots
kafayat= Fighter Jet pilot
NAF is doing well smileysmileysmiley
Great

7 Likes 1 Share

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by klbakare(m): 8:12pm On May 05, 2020
Great news. Women are great achievers too.

Let's bring the lockdown to your site. grin

We fabricate trusses, stanchions, rafters, burglaries, handrails, Polycarbonate shelters, rebar, overhead tank stands. Right on your site anywhere in Nigeria.

Flexible and zero-risk payment options
Milestone, purchase order etc.

1 Like

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by GreatResearcher1: 8:15pm On May 05, 2020
klbakare:
Great news. Women are great achievers too.

Let's bring the lockdown to your site. grin

We fabricate trusses, stanchions, rafters, burglaries, handrails, Polycarbonate shelters, rebar, overhead tank stands. Right on your site anywhere in Nigeria.

Flexible and zero-risk payment options
Milestone, purchase order etc.
At your bolded, my pet petyprincess says otherwise

1 Like

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Petyprincess(f): 8:39pm On May 05, 2020
GreatResearcher1:

At your bolded, my pet petyprincess says otherwise
Please i dnt make me mad,only you mentioned me 10 times today what exactly is the colour of your problem?

3 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by klbakare(m): 8:46pm On May 05, 2020
GreatResearcher1:

At your bolded, my pet petyprincess says otherwise

Why will she say otherwise? Does she not have a dream and an ambition she wish to accomplish?
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by mayklef(m): 8:51pm On May 05, 2020
sobwe should do what with this mumu news? just incase u hear say i drop, na garri drop me
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Theoarhics: 8:51pm On May 05, 2020
I was expecting and Igbo name and wasnt disappointed. Cuddles to all the Igbo ladies and men. U na sabi

6 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Johnbosco77(m): 8:54pm On May 05, 2020
Thank God for my woman!!!
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Anoke1: 8:55pm On May 05, 2020
Bless God

7 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Nobody: 8:55pm On May 05, 2020
Clean people
With navy

Unlike dirty police

6 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by quentin06: 8:55pm On May 05, 2020
Nice, but where are the jets and helicopter abi na only flight simulator NAF dey do?
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by solmusdesigns: 8:56pm On May 05, 2020
cool


Buhari is really repositioning our Military, last time they had it this good was during Obasanjo's first term the next President just need some administrative reshuffling withing the Defense Head quarters and he would have one of the best and most equipped Military under his command


.

4 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Pavore9: 8:56pm On May 05, 2020
Good development.
Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Nobody: 8:58pm On May 05, 2020
Yoruba leads



Yeebo follows



Y square

2 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Centcanada: 8:58pm On May 05, 2020
These are not relevant now. Live it for tomorrow. Tell Jubril or Bihari I do not know what you call him to give Nigerians live broadcast where all the paid Yoruba media and journalist will ask him a question and he will ask back. That is what we need now. Simple!

2 Likes

Re: Chinelo Nwokoye: NAF Wings Female Combat Helicopter Pilot, 11 Others In Abuja by Roon9(m): 8:58pm On May 05, 2020
Congrats



Call for a decent solar plan for your home and businesses comprising a 1kva luminous inverter, 200AH battery and 4*150W solar module for up to 18hrs uninterrupted power supply daily. All for just #315,000

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Sosu Patrick, Corn Seller In Suit, Tie & Hat / To Become A 2nd Lieutenant In Nigerian Army. Benefits / Unmarried Policewoman Sacked For Getting Pregnant

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 100
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.