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Nigeria Air Force Graduates Another Set Of Six Instructor Pilots

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday, 17 July 2020, graduated another set of Instructor Pilots (IPs).  The graduate pilots were trained at the 401 Flying Training School (401 FTS) Kaduna. Air force graduates

The IP Course 12/2020 Course had 6 participants. They comprised one Wing Commander, 2 Flight Lieutenants and 3 Flying Officers. They were all drawn from different platforms and units in the NAF, who completed the intensive 4-month training.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, noted that 401 FTS had continued to fulfil its statutory role of providing effective flying training for almost 40 years as evidenced by the quality of its graduands over the years. He, therefore, implored the school not to rest on its oars but to continue to strive towards more realistic training consistent with the operational imperatives in today’s aviation industry, producing the next generation of NAF aviators.





The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar was represented by the Commandant Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Abdulganiu Olabisi.

The CAS urged the graduands to work harder, read wider and fly with more precision in order to satisfy the quest for knowledge of their students and set the right example.

CAS, therefore, enjoined them to seize the opportunities available to make a positive impact in the NAF and leave a legacy for their students who would remember them for the rest of their Service lives. Air force graduates

The CAS also commended the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, (AOC ATC) the Commander 401 FTS, IPs and other staff for their hard work and unflinching drive towards churning out yet another batch of new IPs for the NAF.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the presentation of Certificates and Badges to the Graduands.





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