IWD 2022: Meet Nigeria’s first female Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilot
By Guardian Exclusive
08 March 2022 | 3:33 pm
First Nigerian female pilot to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Across the Atlantic, First Officer Adeola Ogunmola talks about her background and how she kept her dream alive with little or no resources.
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