Solomon Nana Quainoo is a Ghanaian airline captain working with McDan Aviation, a Private Jet Charter company in Ghana. He previously worked with Emirates Airlines based in Dubai and flew the world’s biggest passenger airplane, the A380. Prior to Emirates, he was a pilot at British Airways and British Midland International. Before qualifying to become a pilot, he worked as a material agent/design engineer at British Airways.
In 2019, he was awarded the 3G Aviation Man of the Year in New York, USA. In the same year he was also named the 2019 Aviation Man of the Year in West Africa at the Balofon Aviation Awards held in Accra, Ghana. Again, he won the ‘Africa Travel 100’ honours at the maiden edition of Africa Diaspora Tourism Conference held in Nigeria, also in 2019.
Flutter Until You Fly
When he was six years old, he declared to the hearing of some friends: “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” and it generated mocking laughter from them. The laughter became louder when at the end of sixth grade, his father lost his job and life went further downhill. From his family couch surf...