26-year-old Briton - the youngest captain of an airliner in the world
• 26-year-old Briton - the youngest captain in the world airliner
26-year-old Briton Kate McWilliams from Carlisle - the youngest captain in the world airliner. Rising star of the British EasyJet loukostera controls the plane with 13 years, when it became a cadet in the school during summer school. His very first solo flight, Kate committed when she was 16 years old.
After just 10 years after the first in the life experience of Kate McWilliams self-control aircraft has proved that it is really a bird of high flight, becoming the world's youngest captain of the airliner.
budget airline EasyJet pilot was promoted to captain just 26 years, although usually such an increase in pilots reach a much more adult years.
Kate in aviation for 13 years. Then she became a cadet in the school during summer school. His first solo flight is carried out at the age of 16 years and 19 years enrolled in the university in the civil aviation pilots.
Kate says that until now, many colleagues surprised her success at such an early age. And some particularly susceptible passengers even have suspicions about whether it is able to lead the crew of the aircraft. "Personally, I think that my age does not matter. I went through the same training as all other pilots and captains of civil aircraft, and proved that the control plane is not worse than my age more colleagues ", - says Kate.
"I am almost every day asking about how much to me of years. Most of the questions come from my colleagues, but sometimes this interest and the passengers. On hearing my age, they were very surprised and some even admire what success I have achieved in such a young age, I wonder, that I do not ask such questions, I was a senior assistant "- Kate said.
Kate flying on passenger aircraft Airbus 319 and Airbus 320 and its routes run in a hundred cities around the world, including Reykjavik, Tel Aviv and Marrakech. "EasyJet have such an extensive network of routes from Gatwick Airport, I rarely fly in the same city twice a month. This is to some extent retains an interest in the profession. I like to be the pilot of a passenger plane, and I'm glad I was able to meet its ambitions to become a captain "- Kate shared.
According to statistics, women make up only 5% of civil aviation pilots. Last year, the airline EasyJet announced a campaign to gradually raise the proportion of women among the pilots their aircraft up to 12%.