Audrey Maame Esi Swatson has become the youngest woman commercial pilot in the country of Ghana, she obtained her commercial license at 21-years-old. Swatson is currently a First Officer with Passion Air in Ghana, operating the Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft.
She began pursuing her career in aviation once she was 18-years old. Swatson attended the Mach1 Aviation Academy in South Africa for flight training. Swatson later obtained her Commercial Pilot License after completing a total of 210 hours that she has flown at age 21. Swatson credits her education for her success.
“Apart from God and my parents, I owe everything I am and everything I hope to be to school. Without the education I have received during my lifetime, the friends I have met and have networked with, the great teachers that have been there for me since day one, I would not be able to move on to a more positive place in my life. I would not be able to have a chance to even become a pilot,” Swatson said.
Swatson has now founded an aviation company, Excel Aviation where she serves as the CEO. She says she’s glad to given a chance to “inspire other children that whatever they dream of, they can actually be. Education has fulfilled me and I am a more positive person because of it.”
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