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Youngest ever jumbo jet pilot lands dream job
'Youngest ever jumbo jet pilot' lands dream job

A young man not long out of high school is believed to be the world’s youngest jumbo jet pilot, according to reports.

Welshman Osian Gwyn Williams has just landed his dream job flying Boeing 747s – and he's just 20 years old.

He'd wanted to be a pilot since he was a boy and got into the cockpit flying light aircraft before he learned to drive.

He obtained his private pilot’s license on his 17th birthday.

Williams left school in 2010 and took up a summer job at Caernarfon Airport in Wales before enrolling with the Oxford Aviation Academy.

Thomas Smith of Caernarfon Airport told the Daily Post Williams was a "natural flyer".

He landed a job as a first officer on the Boeing 747 with Air Atlanta Icelandic within a month of completing his training.

He will be based at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and will fly various international routes.

Aviation expert Malcolm Dixon told the Post 747s "have traditionally been the domain of the mature pilot who has had many thousands of hours’ experience".

Ed Gardner became the UK's youngest commercial airline pilot in 2008, but he started out on the Boeing 737.


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