#PROFILE| MEET CAPTAIN CHINYERE KALU, THE FIRST FEMALE PILOT IN NIGERIA

#PROFILE| MEET CAPTAIN CHINYERE KALU, THE FIRST FEMALE PILOT IN NIGERIA
Chinyere Kalu MFR(née Onyenucheya) is the first Nigerian female commercial pilot. She was born in 1970 and is from Ukwa East in Abia State. She had her primary school education at Anglican Girls Grammar School, Yaba, Lagos State before she trained as a private and commercial pilot in 1978 at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria under SP.12 Batch. 

She subsequently took several aviation and transport courses in the United Kingdom and the United States before she received her license as a commercial pilot on May 20, 1981, from the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology. In October 2011, former president Goodluck Jonathan appointed her the rector and chief instructor of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology and served from October 2011 to February 2014.

She is a member of the Nigerian Women Achievers Hall of Fame and also a member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,which was conferred upon her in 2006.

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