Meet the youngest African pilots taking over the skies with style

Mildred Europa Taylor Jun 19, 2018 at 02:30pm

June 19, 2018 at 02:30 pm | We Tour

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

June 19, 2018 at 02:30 pm | We Tour

Daniel Adeyileka is the youngest pilot in Nigeria

Daniel Adeyelika – Nigeria

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority named him as the youngest pilot in Nigeria in 2014 when he was 19. He flies the Boeing 737, 600 series to 900 series.

Born in England, Adeyelika attended primary and secondary school in Scotland before coming back to Nigeria, where he enrolled at Avicenna International School, Ikeja, and later obtained his A-Levels at Greenville School, GRA.

He subsequently went to Delta Flight School, Texas, at the age of 17, where he got his International General Certificate of Secondary Education and Private Pilot License (PPL).

The 23-year-old is currently a first officer.

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