Meet these three Nigerian sisters who are all pilots.
Many Nigerians have kept singing the praise of three Nigerian sisters who have broken the record to become pilots with different airlines and helicopter companies.
Aside from the glamour and admiration that comes with practising as a female pilot in an area that is mostly dominated by men, these three sisters have sent message of hope, resilience and I-can-do-it spirit to the minds of several female Nigerians with aspirations to pursue their dreams.
While Nigeria seems to be missing out on this great revolution of the emergence of female pilots, Oluwafunmilayo, Oluwaseun & Mopelola Makinde took after their Dad and became pilots just like him.
Hailing from Nigeria, these three sisters have not only shattered stereotypes but have also soared to great heights in their careers as pilots.
According to Black Wall ST Media, the story of the sisters’ journey into the world of aviation was significantly influenced by their father, Captain Wale Makinde, a seasoned helicopter pilot who has dedicated his life to flying.
Makinde with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, where his zeal and commitment to his profession inspired his daughters to follow their father’s steps at a very young age.
The remarkable sisters, Mopelola Makinde, Oluwaseun Makinde and Oluwafunmilayo Makinde were inspired by their father, Captain Wale Makinde a veteran helicopter pilot who works with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
Mopelola and Oluwaseun are Helicopter Pilots, while Oluwafunmilayo is a Fixed Wing Pilot. The 3 sisters are actively flying and are happily married.