Nigeria's Youngest Pilot Daniel Adeyileka Aged 19

Date: 24-07-2014 9:46 am (6 years ago) | Author: Giwa bayo
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According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Daniel Adeyileka (pictured above) is the youngest pilot in Nigeria.

He was born in 1995 in Newcastle, England and had his primary and secondary education in Scotland then came back to Nigeria to do his A-levels. At 17, he proceeded to Delta Flight school in Texas, USA, where he obtained his Private Pilot License (PPL) and his International General Certificate of Secondary Education. He is currently a First Officer.
Kindly do a little bit of introduction?
Daniel AdeyilekaMy name is Daniel Adeyelika; I was born on the 6th of February 1995 in Newcastle, England. I have spent most of my life in the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Nairn, Scotland and other countries abroad. I had my elementary education in Rose Bank Primary School, Nairn, Scotland, from there I moved to Grantown Grammar School also in Scotland where I completed my secondary school. In 2008, I came back to Nigeria and enrolled into Avicenna International School, Ikeja, GRA. I finished in 2009. I equally obtained my A-Levels in Greenville School, GRA. It was right after my A-Levels that I went straight to flying school in America

Where did you train?
I did my flight training in Texas, Dallas with Delta Flight School for nine (9) months. I knew I went there for a reason and not to play, I needed all the concentration, I go to school from Monday to Sunday. My Private Pilot License (PPL) was for one and a half month and my International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) was for three years.

During your training, were you teased for being the youngest in your class?
I was never teased but I was the youngest in my class and got along with everybody but there was a time I could not write certain exams due to my age, there were restrictions. I was asked to wait until I turned 18 years before I can do my commercial, so I was just reading all through those periods.

What were your challenges during training?
The challenge basically was when I was sent to Amsterdam for my Type Rating, it was really the toughest period I cant lie to you because it was not an easy task. I actually thought I was going to fail because I was the weakest in the class at the beginning but I came top of the class at the end. I kept telling my self “I can do it.” God really saw me through. The exercise lasted for one month. The challenge basically was when I was sent to Amsterdam for my Type Rating, it was really the toughest period I cant lie to you because it was not an easy task. I actually thought I was going to fail because I was the weakest in the class at the beginning but I came top of the class at the end. I kept telling my self “I can do it.” God really saw me through. The exercise lasted for one month.

What is your present position?
In the cockpit I am a first officer but salary level is second officer but it doesn’t really matter.

On which aircraft are you type rated?
A.Boeing 737 600 series to 900 series.

Posted: at 24-07-2014 09:46 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Freshlycrazy at 24-07-2014 09:58 AM (6 years ago)
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Congrats bro... more grease to ur elbow...
Posted: at 24-07-2014 09:58 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chidi4reala at 24-07-2014 10:09 AM (6 years ago)
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ok ... ok
Posted: at 24-07-2014 10:09 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mrdawgs at 24-07-2014 10:27 AM (6 years ago)
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Pls... But dis boy doesn't look 19 ....
He looks 23...
Posted: at 24-07-2014 10:27 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- mrdawgs at 24-07-2014 10:27 AM (6 years ago)
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Pls... But dis boy doesn't look 19 ....
He looks 23...
Posted: at 24-07-2014 10:27 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- blensey at 24-07-2014 11:03 AM (6 years ago)
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congrats jare my brother
Posted: at 24-07-2014 11:03 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osamabinladin at 24-07-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 24-07-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- osamabinladin at 24-07-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago)
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 Cool
Posted: at 24-07-2014 11:13 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- p4490758 at 24-07-2014 11:57 AM (6 years ago)
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Well done my boy, oya turn off the light make i sleep..
Posted: at 24-07-2014 11:57 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Chijoy4peace at 24-07-2014 01:17 PM (6 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin CONGRATS MY BROTHER, YOU MADE PROUD OF NIGERIA. I LOVE MY COUNTRY, NIGERIA.
Posted: at 24-07-2014 01:17 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Fashionbabe at 24-07-2014 01:39 PM (6 years ago)
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Infact, he is 12yrs old.
 Grin
Posted: at 24-07-2014 01:39 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- dynasty4all at 24-07-2014 02:04 PM (6 years ago)
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CONGRATS!!!
Posted: at 24-07-2014 02:04 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Aniagain at 24-07-2014 02:48 PM (6 years ago)
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He is 32, stop telling lies

Posted: at 24-07-2014 02:48 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 24-07-2014 04:15 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-07-2014 04:15 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- cocoeni at 24-07-2014 04:48 PM (6 years ago)
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Congrats
Posted: at 24-07-2014 04:48 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- BOLUWATIFE1 at 24-07-2014 07:15 PM (6 years ago)
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WHERE ARE OUR AMIABLE BIAFRIANS? YORUBA ALL THE WAY!!!! WE ARE THE BEST.
Posted: at 24-07-2014 07:15 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- fayosi009 at 25-07-2014 03:09 AM (6 years ago)
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I wonder most of your studying wasn't naija, as if it was my country naija na strike go kill you maybe you"ll still be thinking how to fly an aeroplane at the age of35. You make us proud, keep it up
Posted: at 25-07-2014 03:09 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- freeway001 at 25-07-2014 06:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Good lad
Posted: at 25-07-2014 06:48 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- donpet at 25-07-2014 11:16 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: BOLUWATIFE1 on 24-07-2014 07:15 PM
WHERE ARE OUR AMIABLE BIAFRIANS? YORUBA ALL THE WAY!!!! WE ARE THE BEST.
U no see those Biafra people comment the guy don become there brother now. There comment (congrats brother) I never know which day the Yoruba guy become there brother
Posted: at 25-07-2014 11:16 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chylind5 at 25-07-2014 12:53 PM (6 years ago)
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Handsome son of Biafraaaaaaaaaa!!!!!
Posted: at 25-07-2014 12:53 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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