Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State yesterday formally presented licenses processed and approved by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to five indigenes of the state who have successfully undergone training as helicopter pilots at the International Helicopter Flying School, Nigerian Air Force Base, Enugu, through the sponsorship of the state government.
The graduate pilots are: Osita Ohagwasi, Kenechukwu Eze, Emmanuel Chime, Onyekachi Owo-onu and Henry Ezengene. Presenting the licenses, Gov. Ugwuanyi noted that the successful trainees had been found worthy in character and learning to be issued with the Commercial Pilot Licenses (CPL) of different ratings, along with the pilot logbooks. The governor congratulated them for passing out meritoriously from the rigorous training and urged them to see the opportunity as a rare one which they are expected to reciprocate by making Enugu State proud â€œas you practise this profession with great dexterityâ€.