Kate McWilliams

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Kate McWilliams
Born Template:Birth year and age
City of Carlisle
Residence Reigate
Nationality British

Kate McWilliams is a British female pilot with the rank of captain briefly known as the world's youngest commercial airline captain.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]Although this was not actually true, since there have been many other commercial captains around the world who got their command when they were younger (including women). [8][9][10][11]

McWilliams, aged 13, joined and began flying in the air cadets. In 2011, she joined EasyJet and became a first officer. In 2016, aged 26, she took up the rank of captain.[12][1][2][3][4][5][6]

McWilliams flies Airbus A319 and A320 planes to over 100 destinations, across Europe, North Africa and Israel.[12][2][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sara Smyth (25 September 2016). "EasyJet pilot becomes world's youngest commercial captain aged 26". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3806882/The-world-s-youngest-plane-captain-flies-UK-s-youngest-pilot-Kate-26-Luke-19-charge-holiday-flight-Gatwick-Malta.html. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Neil Lancefield (26 September 2016). "British pilot Kate McWilliams becomes world's youngest ever commercial airline captain". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-pilot-kate-mcwilliams-becomes-worlds-youngest-ever-commercial-airline-captain-a7329761.html. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Louie Smith (26 September 2016). "Brit aged 26 is world's youngest plane captain as she flies Easyjet plane with teenage pilot". Daily Mirror. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brit-aged-26-sees-career-8912476. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tom Morgan (26 September 2016). "Soaring to new heights - the 26-year-old easyJet flight captain". The Daily Telegraph. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/26/soaring-to-new-heights---the-26-year-old-easyjet-flight-captain/. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Meet 'easyJet's youngest female airline captain' - 26-year-old Kate McWilliams". BBC. 26 September 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37469713/meet-easyjets-youngest-female-airline-captain---26-year-old-kate-mcwilliams. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sheena McKenzie (26 September 2016). "Meet the 26-year-old airline captain and her 19-year-old co-pilot". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/26/business/woman-26-easyjet-youngest-pilot-captain/. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Richard Hartley-Parkinson (26 September 2016). "easyJet pilot becomes one of youngest commercial airline captains in the world". Metro. http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/26/woman-becomes-worlds-youngest-ever-commercial-airline-captain-6151774/. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  8. "Interview with young pilots". http://highlife.ba.com/articles/pilot-qa-senior-first-officers-cliodhna-and-aoife-duggan/. 
  9. "Debate on youngest flight crew". http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/584990-26yr-old-captain-19yr-old-co-pilot.html. 
  10. "Youngest female captain at 21". http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-21-year-old-marol-girl-youngest-commander-in-the-world-1490437. 
  11. "24 year old 737 captain". http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-02-14/news/fl-young-captain-20120213_1_boca-pilot-captain-direct-air. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "British woman, 26, becomes one of world’s youngest airline captains". The Guardian. 25 September 2016. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/26/kate-mcwilliams-worlds-youngest-airline-captain-aged-26-easyjet. Retrieved 29 September 2016.