Not as old as the norm within her profession, Audrey is making headlines as Ghana’s youngest female commercial pilot.

At the tender age of 18, despite resistance and setbacks, she managed to report for training at South Africa’s Mach1 Aviation Academy. Within a year, she acquired the necessary ability to complete her first solo flight. Two years later, after the successful execution of 200 hours of flight, a then 21-year-old Audrey was granted her commercial license.

In recognition of many feats in defiance of her age, Audrey was honoured by Ghana’s Ministry of Aviation. To add to this national recognition, Audrey had also been nominated for The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year (Ghana).

More than just a pilot, Audrey is also the CEO of her own company, Excel Aviation, whose primary aim is to assist other aspiring female pilots in their careers.

Currently, she is a First Officer with Ghana’s Passion Air. Her future ambitions include further upgrading her aviation status to Captain and establishing an annual scholarship for Ghanaian female pilots-to-be with her company, Excel Aviation.

Keep up to date with Audrey on social media: @drey_swatson / @ladybirdclub / excelaviation.com.gh