NAF Wings Shehu Ibrahim, attack helicopter pilot (photo)
Just one month after the combined Basic Flight Course and Tactical Flight Course, where 4 officers were awarded their basic pilot wings and 2 more officers received Limited Combat Assessment certificates, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today, 27 October 2020, another attack helicopter pilot , Flight Officer Shehu Ibrahim, is under wing after completing basic and advanced helicopter training at the Air Force Helicopter Flight Training School, Hakimpat, India. The Fighter Pilot Wing is another milestone in NAF’s capacity-building initiative to address emerging and contemporary security challenges in the country.
Speaking during the flight ceremony, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CAS) Air Force Marshal Sadik Abubakar expressed his joy at the reception of the young pilot returning from India and congratulated him on his outstanding performance during the flight. courses. CAS emphasized that NAF considers humans to be its most important resource and will therefore continue to invest heavily in equipping its staff with the necessary skills to make them more efficient and effective in performing their assigned tasks. In this regard, it was revealed that about 200 NAF employees are currently undergoing training in 9 different countries around the world, including the United States, Britain, France, Pakistan, China, the Czech Republic and South Africa, among others.
Air Marshal Abubakar expressed his gratitude to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammad Bukhari, for his support to the NAF, which not only enabled the acquisition of new platforms, but also facilitated solid and focused learning. to results for advanced professionals. He reaffirmed the NAF’s determination to support its human development efforts as the Service remains a true instrument for maintaining national security. CAS ended his performance by accusing the young officer of trying his best as he joins his counterparts in theaters in the Northeast and Northwest to defend the nation.
The non-wing pilot is in the 64th regular course of the Nigerian Defense Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree in physics. He completed his initial flight training at the NAF Kaduna 401 Flight School, where he flew the Diamond DA-40 aircraft. He was appointed to undergo basic and advanced helicopter training at the Indian Air Force Helicopter Flight Training School, Hakimpet, India from 7 July 2019 to 6 October 2020. His training with the Indian Air Force included a total of 122 hours of helicopter flying. ” Why”.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
October 27, 2020