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Dami Osayomi is Junior Member of CASI and is currently taking his Master’s at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. We all enjoyed meeting Dami at AERO17 where he was a member of the team of volunteers.



How long have you been a member of CASI? What is your most memorable CASI experience so far?

This is my first year as a CASI member and I’m really glad I joined. I enjoyed so much volunteering for the AERO 2017 conference, it was truly inspiring.

What’s the highest altitude and speed you’ve reached?

33,000ft and  778km/hr.

What is the favourite moment of your career thus far?  

Flight test passenger on a Hawker Beechcraft 1900D Airliner.

What was your childhood dream job?

Aeronautical Engineer

Guilty pleasure: what can you not live without?

Family & Friends

Who would you like to see play the lead role if Hollywood made a movie of your life?

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What is your favourite Aero or Astro activity?

Taking videos with drones

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been offered?

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs.


Where would you like to go that you haven’t been yet?


Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

What decision in your life would you most like to change and why?

Eat more vegetables – maybe I’ll be able to run a marathon!