PROFILE - AUDREY ESI SWATSON - Aeronautics Nominee
Audrey picked up a prize for Aeronautic Excellence
Audrey Swatson hails from Saltpond, a town and the capital of the Mfantsiman Municipal District in the Central Region of South Ghana. She had her basic education at the University of Ghana Basic School and her Senior High Education at the Ghana Christian International High School (Dodowa) where she studied General Science. Having completed Senior High School at the age of 18, she got admission to Mach1 Aviation Academy in Johannesburg (South Africa) to pursue her dream of becoming a pilot.
Audrey had her first solo flight with Mach1 Aviation Academy on 4 April 2016 when she was 19. She now holds a Commercial Pilot License to the standards of the South African Civil Aviation Authority. She has flown a total of 210 hours for the duration of being in school till she obtained her commercial license; 10 hours more than the minimum required hours to fly to obtain a commercial license.
Out of the struggles she went through to acquire her license, she set up a company called the Excel Aviation Company, to empower women who aspire to be in the aviation sector, to encourage interest in Aviation field among the youth, and to empower them to pioneer the next generation of aviation.
Highlights of Audrey's Excellence Achievement