This KNUST Alumna Is The First Female Pilot To Land Aircraft At New Anambra Airport

Nwando Opalaeke (image via Facebook/Phina)

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has and is not only training and producing intelligent and smart Ghanaians, but people from other countries as well, who are achieving success and making an impact in their respective countries and the world.

Nwando Phina Opalaeke, a Nigerian pilot, is the latest KNUST alumna to attain a great feat. She was one of the pilots who landed an aircraft at the new Anambra International Airport during the test run, making her the first female pilot to land a plane at the newly built airport.

Nwando Opalaeke (middle) shaking one of her tutors (image via Facebook/43 Air School)

The new Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport at Umueri, Nigeria, was inaugurated on Friday, 30th April 2021.

Two aircrafts owned by Air Peace Airlines were the first to land at the new airport. The first aircraft, 5N-BUJ, was landed by Nwando. She received a lot of praise on social media after attaining this feat.

Nwando Opalaeke honoured after her accomplishment (image via Twitter/Air Peace)

Nwando graduated from Chrisland College, in Nigeria in 2010 and she later proceeded to Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana to study Computer Science. Upon graduation, she trained at the 43 Air School in South Africa and was certified to fly commercial aeroplanes.


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