Pilots are more responsible for the lives of passengers than any other job in the airline industry. Pilots must be well-versed in weather patterns, navigation, and the functioning of the numerous instruments found in any aircraft’s cockpit.
It is the pilot’s responsibility to land the plane in the event of an emergency safely. Weather can change, and equipment can fail, but the pilot is ultimately responsible for ensuring a safe flight. Therefore, they must be prepared to deal with fast-changing scenarios.
Scheduling is another problematic component of working as a pilot. Pilots, like flight attendants, must spend extended amounts of time away from home. Still, few choose this profession for its passion and love.
One such resilient person is Abdulsalam Quadri Opeyemi, also known as Blinjoe, who hails from Kwara State and currently resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Unlike many of us, Abdulsalam Quadri Opeyemi loves height, thrill, adventure and went on to become a pilot and a business executive. He believes that perseverance is a crucial part of any aspiring dreamer. With patience, thoroughness, and dedication during training and practice, anyone can achieve their dreams.
As a child, he attended Dayspring School in Ilorin, Kwara State. His talent was apparent from the early stages and got selected in a prestigious University of Ilorin in Ilorin, Kwara State to study computer engineering.
Many of us had fantasised about being a pilot when we were younger. Something is alluring about the prospect of flying through the skies and landing on other locations while dressed in a bright white uniform.
Like many of us, Abdulsalam Quadri Opeyemi wanted to become a doctor, but life has thrown him a high life, and with his hard work and determination, he grabbed it by both hands. He was born to Mr Abdulsalam M. and Abdulsalam T. as the first of five children.
Similar to Abdulsalam Quadri Opeyemi, every child fantasises about being a pilot, but as we become older, that ideal fades and is replaced by more realistic goals. However, as with any other job, becoming a pilot is a viable option.
Flying an Airbus appears to be a problematic concept. Therefore, we consider vocations that are far less demanding. We can all agree that no profession is straightforward, but flying is not for everyone.
This job may not be for you if you fear heights, anxiety, or other problems that prevent you from being calm. On the other hand, flying is not all fantasy and astonishing vistas; it requires a lot of hard work, perseverance, and hardship before one can live a high life.