BBNaija, ‘Double Wahala’ winner, Miracle finally certified an ‘Instrument Rated’ Pilot
Winner of the 2018 Big Brother Naija ‘Double Wahala’ show, Miracle Ikechukwu has been certified as an Instrument Rated pilot.
Taking to his Twitter page @miracleikechukwu to share the news, Miracle said he was able to achieve the feat despite all the turbulence faced in the journey to attaining the certificate.
“A lot of turbulence while en-route but finally landed. Instrument Rated! It’s only Your Grace Lord. Thank You and to everyone who has supported me thus far, I Appreciate. GOD Bless,” he said.
The TV reality star was in aviation school prior to the BBNaija show and however returned to complete his training immediately after clinching the grand prize.
After emerging the winner of the Season 3 edition of the show, he raked in a total prize comprising a 25 million cash, a Sub-Urban Vehicle (SUV) worth N12 million and a trip for two valued at N4.7 million, Television and other electronic items worth N3.3 million.
He had earlier in 2018 announced acquisition of both Private Pilot License (PPL) and Flight Dispatcher License (FDL).
An Instrument Rating, in Aviation Parlance, is a qualification that pilot must have in addition to a Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot License to fly under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
It requires additional training and instruction beyond what is required for a private pilot certificate or commercial pilot certificate.
The check ride is divided into an oral component to ascertain that applicants understand the theory of instrument flying and an actual flight to ensure the pilot possesses the practical skills required for safe IFR flight.(NAN)