By Morenike Taire
On Thursday 12th June 20018 Air Peace celebrated its first all female crew which took off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in lagos, it was the first Nigerian airline to deploy all-female crew on the Boeing 737.
The all-female flight crew included Capt. Sinmisola Ajibola, Senior First Officer Quincy Owen, SEP Instructor Rosemary Uagbor, Cabin Executives Chidimma Chimezie and Opakirite George.
The all-female crew flight was an avenue to promote and encourage women not to relent in the male-dominated industry and also create awareness of gender equality in Nigeria and project Nigerian women as capable of standing tall among both their male and female counterparts across the world.
The Boeing 737-300 with Capt Simisola in command and co-piloted by SFO Quincy landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 3.29 p.m. they were welcomed with a water salute which was performed federal airports authority of Nigeria fire service department, From Abuja, the aircraft flew into the Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport, Owerri and landed at 6.00 p.m., receiving a warm welcome and salute from the passengers and the airport staffs and passengers.
On behalf of the crew, Capt Sinmisola thanked Air Peace for giving them the opportunity to fly the historic flight, adding that Nigerians should get used to having women in the cockpit. She also encougrage girls to chase their dreams.Other females involved in the operations were Engineer Justina Etim and dispatchers Chisom Onyeakposi, Olubukola Olajiga, Ladi Amadu and Loretta Ekeh.