News made the rounds some days ago when it was revealed that Ghanaian pilot, Capt. Quainoo, will be piloting the World’s biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 owned by Emirates to Ghana as part of the inauguration of Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport.
The recently constructed state-of-the-art Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport cost a whopping $250 million and has been praised by many persons who have used the facility thus far including Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians.
As part of its commemoration, the Dubai based career, Emirates, landed their sole prized asset, the Airbus A380 in Accra on Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 and this massive aircraft was piloted by a Ghanaian, Captain Solomon Quainoo on this historic occasion.
Well, Captain Quainoo was in the studios of Peace FM after this historic event as he was celebrated by seasoned journalist, Kwame Sefa Kayi. During the interview, Captain Quainoo took the opportunity to mention a few names who were instrumental in getting him to where he currently is.
Captain Quainoo was very grateful to Brigadier Gen. George Adjei and his family who have been more than a family to him. He revealed that the Brigadier Gen. was part of the interview panel when he was interviewed at Air-force. And in a rather emotional twist, he mentioned the names of two other people who have contributed immensely to his life. Jerry John Owoo was his school father in Secondary school and Nicholas Sarpong.
Background on Capt. Solomon Quainoo;
Captain Quainoo is an airline pilot and captain with over 10,000 flying hours and has worked for respected international airlines.
A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics and Geology from the University of Ghana, Quainoo proceeded to Kingston University in London for a Master of Engineering degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
He got a job with British Airways as a Material Agent/Design Engineer from where he enrolled at the Oxford Aviation Training for his pilot qualification course which he completed in 2003.
After obtaining his licence, he got his first pilot role with British Midland International before joining British Airways (IAG) where he flew the Boeing 737 and 300 400 and 500 series, among others in his six-year stay.
He has spent the last seven years with Emirates serving as a first officer for his first five years before being promoted to captain. Captain Quainoo is an inspiration and he is definitely worth celebrating.
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