Audrey Maame Esi Swatson is the youngest Ghanaian female pilot to obtain a commercial license.
She is a First Officer with Passion Air, a Ghanaian airline company, Audrey flies the Dash8 Q-400 aircraft. She first went to the Mach1 Aviation Academy in South Africa, for her flight training when she was 18 years old, after completing her secondary education.
At 19, she had her first solo flight with Mach1 Aviation Academy and obtained her Commercial Pilot Licence at 21.
She is currently the CEO of an aviation company called Excel Aviation, with the dream to aid young women like her to fulfil their dreams.
Audrey Esi Swatson was celebrated by the Ministry of Aviation and in 2016 she attended a sponsored conference in the USA, as the first African female pilot by International Women in Aviation. She was nominated and honoured at The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year (Ghana).
Credit: Ghana Web