Almost a year ago, history was made in Nigeria when an all-female crew flight took-off from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at 1310 hours, and arrived to a water salute at the Nnamidi Azikiwe Int
ernational Airport, Abuja at 1420 hours.
Among the all-female crew members that operated the Air Peace, Boeing 737 – 300 from Lagos – Abuja – Owerri – Lagos on that Thursday, July 5, 2018 was Quincy Owen, Senior First Officer Pilot, a 2008 graduate of Transport Planning and Management from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She was in the cockpit of that historical flight. It was an historic feat and great inspiration to millions of Nigerians and indeed to thousands of students of OOU who saw in Quincy a great model to emulate and a pride of the University Community.
Perhaps, this was what motivated the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde to put a call through to Quincy Owen on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 to congratulate her on her birthday in the presence of the Dean, Faculty of Administration & Management Sciences, Professor R. O. C. Somoye and the Head of Department, Transport Studies, Dr. M. O. Solanke both who were teachers of Quincy while in school.
An excited Quincy, could not hide her joy and surprise to receive the call from the University’s helmsmen. She profusely thanked the Vice-Chancellor for initiating the calls and happily wondered how he knew her birthday. While promising to keep the flag of the University flying, she assured the Vice-Chancellor of her imminent visit to the University.
When asked about Quincy’s character while in school, her Head of Department described her as an easy going student. He added that Quincy was also sociable but very committed to her studies because “she was always among the first set of students that would submit their assignments. However, I never knew that she would go into aviation not to talk about her becoming a pilot. Am proud of her”.