The death of Tolulope Arotile has opened the eyes of the world to potentials and fits achieved by this first female combat helicopter pilot.
But here is another female pilot, Kafayat Sanni, in thr world of Nigeria’s first female fighter.
Sanni made history on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, when she became the first female fighter pilot in the 55-year-old history of the Nigerian Air Force.
After emerging as the overall best pilot @the NAF 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna State, in 2017, she was sent to the United States of America to train at the US Aviation Leadership Programm.
She is the first that went through regular combat training at the Nigerian Defence Academy to be winged for a fixed wing fighter aircraft.
Upon the completion of the programme, Sanni back and was decorated alongside 12 new fighter pilots at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday October in 2019.
She grabbed the first female trophy in flying Alpha Jets and others, her colleague, Late Tolulope Arotile, also trained at the Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa for 14 months, to become the first female combat helicopter pilot.
FELLOW PRESS reported that Nigerian Airforce (NAF) said Tolulope Arotile died after being hit by reversing car of a former school mate. The suspect and two others in the same vehicle has been handled over to the police.naf