Ifeoluwa Onifade is a trailblazer in the aviation industry, boasting over 15 years of expertise in flight operations, aviation training, unmanned aerial systems and travel consulting. Her journey began with a passion for travel, leading her to earn certifications in air ticketing and reservation, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Lagos State University. Her career evolved into independent travel consulting and later, flight operations, where she became a licensed flight dispatcher and flight operations officer. As a distinguished instructor with certifications from the United States, she has shaped the careers of numerous aviation professionals worldwide. With a Masters degree in Airline and Travel Management and another in Mass Communication, Ifeoluwa’s commitment to excellence extends to her role as an assistant lecturer. 

In a bid to echo her support for aspiring aviators she birthed her initiative, Aviator Scholars which would be an avenue to empower young and vibrant Nigerians to be a part of the viable aviation industry. Setting out for excellence she offered five candidates full scholarships and another five 50% scholarships to study at the Prestigious Universal School of Aviation, Lagos and Abuja. She recently held an open opportunity for candidates to do a 30 seconds talk about why they want to get certification in Aviation via their Instagram social media platform. The selected 10 in the just concluded presentation were offered the course of their choice. Courses like Flight Attendant training, Flight Dispatch training, Helicopter landing officer’s training, aviation management training amongst others were the courses offered for the scholarship by the convener. 

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Ifeoluwa expressed that, “The scholarship program represents a deeply personal initiative that stems from my own experiences and aspirations within the aviation industry. Recognizing the significant financial barriers that many aspiring aviators face in pursuing their dreams, I felt compelled to take action and create a platform that would provide much-needed support and opportunities for those who may otherwise struggle to access quality aviation education. At its core, the scholarship program is a manifestation of my belief in the transformative power of education and the profound impact it can have on individuals’ lives and career trajectories. By offering financial assistance and resources to aspiring aviators, the program aims to level the playing field and ensure that talent and potential are not stifled by financial constraints.”

Her impressive credentials, including licenses as an FAA Remote Pilot and Ground Instructor from the United States, speak to her expertise and dedication. Ifeoluwa’s illustrious career serves as a testament to her competence, resilience, and unwavering dedication, inspiring others to reach new heights in the aviation industry and beyond.

Ifeoluwa also stated that this initiative is a continuous effort and she intend on extending populism this to individuals hoping to nag a degree in the university. She adds that, “Through the scholarship program, I aspire to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to pursue their passion for aviation and achieve their full potential. By providing support, encouragement, and resources, I hope to inspire future generations of aviators to soar to new heights and make meaningful contributions to the aviation industry and beyond.”