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Capt. Ibrahim Bello Dambazau is a Pilot, Flight Engineer, Ground Engineer, Ground Instructor, Journalist and Marketer by profession. He was born on the 23rd December, 1952 in Dambazau ward in Kano State.
He attended St. Theresa’s Catholic School, Zaria and Senior Secondary School, Soba, Zaria for both his primary and secondary education. His further educational attainments are Federal Craft Certificate (Mechanical Engineering; Ministry of Labour Trade Test, Grade III & II; City and Guides of London Institute (Mechanical Engineering Part 1); Government Technical Training School, Kano; Government Craft School Wudil, Kano; Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing; Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism; Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance (Airframe and Engines); Airline Transport Pilot (ATP); Advanced Ground Instructors License for Pilots and Engineers; Flight Engineer License with Boeing 707 and DC 10 Ratings; and Commercial Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings
He also attended various courses both locally and overseas including the famous Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos; United Airlines Denver Colorado, USA; PAN American Airline, San Francisco, USA; Sierra Academy of Aeronautics, Oakland, USA; Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria.
Other professional trainings Capt. Ibrahim Bello Dambazau attended include Executive Civil Aviation Management East African School of Aviation, Nairobi, Kenya; Resolution of Safety Concerns (RSC) Course NCAA, Abeokuta; Instructor Effectiveness Training (International) FAA Academy; Training Instructor Course Part 2, Nigerian College of Aviation Technology. Zaria; Training Instructor Course (TPP/TIC1) JAA Training Organization; Quality Assurance and Auditing for Civil Aviation Authority Inspectors Course Weight on Wheels Aviation Consulting, Canada; Flight Standards Group (FSG) Indoctrination Course NCAA, Lagos; Flight Operations Inspector Course Conducted by Singapore Aviation Academy, Lusaka, Zambia; ICAO-endorsed Government Safety Inspector (GSI) Course – Operations at NCAA, Lagos; and Surveillance of Service Providers (International) FAA Academy.
He has also worked in different capacity such as General Manager (Standards), Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority; Head of Department Directorate of Operations, Licensing and Training, (DOLT) Kaduna Regional Office; Chief Ground Instructor; Flight Operations Inspector, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority; Running Ground School for Int’l Aviation College, Ilorin; Captain/Director, Airline Operations, Premier Airline; Director Airline Operations, Sahel Airlines; Chief Pilot, Space World Airlines; Captain Boeing 737; First Officer Boeing 737; Flight Engineer DC10; Flight Engineer B707; Machinist, John Holt Agric. Engineers Limited, Zaria; Fitter Machinist, Nigerian Tobacco Company Ltd, Zaria;
Other positions he served are Chairman Hajj Committee (Nigerian Airways); Training Captain Boeing 737; Acting Fleet captain Boeing 737; Flight Engineer Instructor DC 10; and Flight Engineer Instructor B 707.
In addition, Capt. Ibrahim Bello Dambazau has consulted for several airlines including Sahel Airline (AOC Issuance) and Space World Airlines (AOC Issuance).