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Australia's youngest female pilot Jade Esler flies solo at 15

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She's too young to drive a car, but Jade Esler is Australia's youngest female pilot. The year 9 student made her maiden solo flight at Fly Oz school in Cowra on her 15th birthday last week. (www.smh.com.au) More...

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CyranoSmith
CyranoSmith 8
Good Show!
Cardinal29x
Congratulations!!! Good for her!! She's also an entrepreneur, paying for her own lessons!!! She also must have great parents!!!! A nice story!! Best of luck in her aviation career!!!!
Franklcor
Frank Zelinka 2
I agree completely. Doing it on her own and at $300 an hour! I guess in 40 years $300 an hour will look as cheap as the J-3 I rented at North Perry for $8 an hour - wet. I wish her the best in her life and career.
cwalker51
Whoo Hoooo
skidkid6119
Jim Fong 2
Congrats
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 3
Not raining on anyone's parade here, but you could be the youngest pilot anywhere if you solo at the minimum age. Also student, not pilot...
Let the down-votes begin!!!
skylab72
skylab72 2
Did you solo on your fifteenth birthday? Self funded? If not two "yes"s, then just quietly back away from the keyboard.
carlsonj
James Carlson 2
Sure, but at an age where most kids are hanging out with friends and playing video games, getting to first solo is quite an accomplishment and shows a lot of maturity and drive. Good for her!
mgbogue1
Mike Bogue 0
OK, here's your down vote...
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
Good man, here's yours...
GeoAnas
Geo Anas 0
It's definitely great for her, but apart from the clear discrimination of the article on the gender of the young pilot student, I would also say that age limits in driving are there for a reason. Shouldn't there be similar limits in flying?
I can't judge on flying, but many people would be able to drive solo at a very young age, if they were allowed to.

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