SilkAir's first female cadet pilot follows in dad's footsteps

SilkAir pilot Captain Vanessa Ess grew up dreaming of the skies.

The only child of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot and a lawyer, she spent her childhood watching planes take off and land at the old Paya Lebar Airport where her father reported for work.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'SilkAir's first female cadet pilot follows in dad's footsteps'. Print Edition | Subscribe