Meet Nigeria/South Africa’s Youngest Pilot, He Is 20!

Lol, he beat me to it! I had always dreamt of being the youngest pilot in Nigeria, – when I was five or six, can’t remember – uh anyways the dream changed along the line!

A 20-year-old Nigerian, Favour Odozor, has emerged as the youngest with
the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) in both Nigeria and South Africa.
Odozor who graduated alongside 15 other trained pilots at the Afrika
Union Aviation Academy (AUAA), Mafikeng, South Africa on Saturday was
described as the new hope of the African aviation industry. Capt. Allan
Roebuck, Director of AUAA said
“The academy is proud of this young Nigerian, with
the award of licence and certificate to him. I cannot say now if he is the youngest African to attain that record,
but I’m sure he is the youngest in South Africa and Nigeria,’’.
On his part, Mr. Odozor said he had always dreamt of becoming a pilot.
“Flying a plane has been my childhood dream, and I am happy today that I’m a licensed commercial pilot at the age of 20. But I thank God that I have now made history, as a record licensed
commercial pilot in both Nigeria and South Africa.”

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