For young people who are enterprising enough to start businesses as children, they usually limit themselves to small affairs, such as candy or lemonade sold to neighbors and relatives. Soon they often get bored and move on to something else. However, one driven young resident of Canberra had her sights fixed much higher.
'I can fly a plane but I can't drive a car': 16-year-old becomes Australia's youngest pilot after self-funding flying lessons with her booming CUPCAKE business
Last week, on her 16th birthday, Jade became Australia’s youngest licensed pilot. After three years of lessons she can now fly solo anywhere within 25 nautical miles of an aerodrome.
Jade Esler knows more than most about a sugar high. The 16-year-old achieved her dream this week, becoming Australia’s youngest pilot, and she got there by baking and selling around 20,000 cupcakes.
After 20,000 cupcakes, three years of lessons and countless trips to Cowra, Jerrabomberra teenager Jade Esler can enjoy the sweet taste of success after becoming Australia's youngest licensed recreational pilot.
For her upcoming 16th birthday, Jade is aiming to get her recreational pilot licence, a stepping stone to a private pilot licence which she is eyeing for her 17th birthday.
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.
Teenager Jade Esler is not your average school girl. She's a straight-A student, budding entrepreneur and working towards becoming the youngest Australian to get their pilot licence.
Merici college Year 8 student, Jade Esler is not your average 13 year old. Instead of spending her evenings doing some homework and hanging out with friends, Jade has started her own cupcake business to fund flying lessons.
At just 13 years of age, Canberran Jade Esler is a remarkably industrious young girl, well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming the youngest person to get a pilots licence in Australia.
13 year-old girl seeks to become pilot in Australia
At 13, Jade Esler has already begun taking flying lessons and could become one of the youngest pilots in Australia. Esler's father is a pilot, and she says she's always wanted to fly.