Vanuatu’s youngest-ever Olympian becomes first female ATR72 pilot for Air Vanuatu

The sky is the limit: Air Vanuatu's newest ATR72 pilot, Katura Marae. Photo: Air Vanuatu

The sky is the limit: Air Vanuatu’s newest ATR72 pilot, First Officer Katura Marae. Photo: Air Vanuatu

Congratulations Katura Marae, the first Ni-Vanuatu female pilot to fly Air Vanuatu’s ATR72. And thank you for showing the world gender equity at work in Vanuatu. 27-year old Katura is not the first local female pilot, but the ATR 72 is a big league achievement. She is definitely a role model and on page 1 of Daily Post gives us her career motivation: “Whatever you have in mind, go for it. Do something that you love, so that every day you are doing something you love, and not just for the sake of doing it.” Katura is no stranger to high achievement – she represented Vanuatu as a sprinter at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece — and holds the record for being Vanuatu’s youngest Olympic athlete.

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