#LLABlog – Meet Audrey Maame Esi Swatson, Ghana’s Youngest Female Commercial Pilot

Audrey Maame Esi Swatson

Audrey Maame Esi Swatson is the youngest female commercial pilot in the country of Ghana, having obtained her commercial license at the age of 21. She is currently a First Officer with Passion Air in Ghana, operating the Dash 8 Q-400 aircraft. 

She started pursuing her passion in aviation when she was 18-years old. At the age of 19, she attended the Mach1 Aviation Academy in South Africa for flight training where she also had her first solo flight.

She eventually obtained her Commercial Pilot License after completing a total of 210 hours that she has flown at age 21. Audrey founded her own aviation company called Excel Aviation, where she serves as the CEO with the dream to aid young women like her to fulfill their dreams.

Audrey 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).

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