The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday winged a female helicopter pilot Chinelo Nwokoye and 11 others in Abuja.
According to the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, they have so far winged 114 pilots including five females between 2015 and 2020.
He said 26 others were undergoing training.
Abubakar said Nwokoye and others completed their flying training both in Nigeria and abroad for nine months.
Nwokoye became the second helicopter pilot in NAF’s history after Tolulope Arotile and the first female fighter pilot, Flying Officer Kafayat Sani, were winged in October 2019 and deployed in different theatres of operation in the country.
Abubakar said, “Upon completion of their training, one will become the second female fixed-wing fighter pilot in the NAF, while the other will graduate as the first female Qualified Flight Instructor in the 56-year history of the service.”