EasyJet has offered Britain’s youngest licensed pilot a mentorship to help her fulfil her ambition of becoming a professional.
Ellie Carter, 16, qualified as Britain’s youngest solo glider pilot after completing two six-minute flights on her 14th birthday.
Then in January, she went on to become the country’s youngest solo powered aircraft pilot.
Now, Ellie has been paired with easyJet’s line training captain Zoe Ebrey to further inspire her passion for aviation.
“Flying absolutely amazes me and continues to surprise me, so I can see how rewarding a career as a pilot could be,” said Ellie.
“I hope my story will encourage young girls to accomplish whatever they set their mind to because if I can do it, so can they.”
EasyJet has long been at the forefront of promoting the interests and ambitions of women in aviation.
Women account for just 1 in 20 (5%) of the world’s pilots; easyJet is targeting 20% of its new pilot entrants to be women by 2020.
Ellie’s mentor Ebrey said: “It’s fantastic to meet such a passionate young commercial pilot in the making.
"Ellie’s drive, determination and achievements to date are impressive, and I look forward to helping her more on her journey.”