- A young Nigerian pilot became the captain for an airline in Kano
- He shows that age is but a number and that hard work pays off
- The young pilot became the captain of a Boeing 737
Shaddad Tijani Mohammed, a young Nigerian pilot, has become a captain for a popular Nigerian airline in Kano. The young pilot's story was shared by the Nigerian school of flight on social media.
Mohammed, who graduated in April, 2011, had to go back to school to get a higher education level after he couldn't get a suitable job. The young pilot had gone back to school to learn how to become an instructor.
After getting his degree, he became an instructor at the International Aviation College, Ilorin. Mohammed later headed to Miami, Florida, to do his Boeing 737 type rating at Panam Intl Flight Academy.
Upon his return back to Nigeria, he got a job as the first officer with a Nigerian airline on a Boeing 737, and he later became the a captain for Boeing 737 the same company.
In his excitement, he contacted his school to inform them about his success on becoming a captain.
The school took to his Facebook page to share the good news in other to motivate anyone who is facing difficulties in their lives.
"When a past student of ours recently got in contact to let us know how he is doing, we thought sharing his story could lift some spirits in what can be a ruthless industry at times.
Shaddad Tijjani Mohammed began flying at Madiba Bay in April 2011. He went solo on May 11th and achieved his PPL on August 17th of the same year. He went on to earn his CPL one year later on August 13th, 2012.
After not finding work back home in Nigeria for around 15 months, Captain Shaddad came back to do his instructor's rating, before leaving again to go and get a job as an instructor at International Aviation College, Ilorin in Nigeria.
After instructing at the college for one year, Captain Shaddad headed to Miami, Florida to do his Boeing 737 type rating at Panam Intl Flight Academy.
He then returned home to Nigeria and landed a job as a First Officer with Azman Air on the Boeing 737.
Captain Shaddad recently got his upgrade within the company and is now a Captain on the Boeing 737 with Azman Air.
Captain Shaddad considers his greatest career achievement thus far to having been an instructor at IAC Ilorin where he was able to touch lives and help many young pilots realize their dream of flying aircraft.
Captain Shaddad believes this business is all about setting the correct goals and targets for yourself. Being resilient, above board and professional at all times with integrity and being ready to develop others. With self belief, hard work and some focused prayer, you will achieve. Find a mentor that inspires you and be prepared to follow in his steps at all costs.
Captain Shaddad stresses the fact at first it always seems like an extremely long and hard road to success but trust him he says, "...with patience you will get to the promised land." ,as he is a walking testimony to this.
Captain Shaddad very importantly, never forgets where he came from and remains grateful to everyone that had an input into his training along the way to where he now finds himself, from his early days as a student pilot at MBSF to the flight deck of a modern jet liner, Captain Shaddad's story is one of just many that should remind us all of where we are going and that we will get there, no matter how long the road may look.
Let your dreams take flight with us at Madiba Bay."
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