After flying for over 29,000 hours, Kenyan pilot Captain Constant Oteri handed over the flying baton to his daughter during an emotional farewell celebration. The captain and his daughter, Anita Oteri, worked for Kenya Airways for many years, according to a statement made by the airline on Friday, April 1. In recognition of his service, the national carrier hosted a farewell party for the retired captain, who was accompanied by his family.
“Captain Constant Oteri departs from Kenya Airways after 29,800 hours in the air. “Capt. Oteri hands the torch to his daughter, Anita Oteri, who also flies with us,” read part of the statement. During the event, the retired captain could not contain his delight, expressing that he was pleased that one of his relatives would be taking over for him. “I’m a family man with a beautiful wife, four wonderful girls, and a son. My daughter is a First Officer on the Ejet, following in my footsteps. So there will be another Captain Oteri one day,” he said.
Anita studied Finance at the United State International University before following in her father’s footsteps (USIU-Africa). She joined Kenya Airways in May 2019 and has worked as a first officer (also known as a co-pilot) for the airline. Following the farewell celebration, Oteri’s coworkers took to social media to laud him, with many describing him as a father figure and mentor. “I have to say my goodbyes to Capt. Oteri before he takes his final flight over the water. I’ve known him since I was eight years old. I had a lot of fun flying with him. Best wishes for the future, “Irene Koko, Captain, remarked.
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