Former student flies pupils and teachers at Burgess Hill Girls home from Italy

Former student flies pupils and teachers at Burgess Hill Girls home from Italy

20 November 2023

2023 has been a big year for Anna Morgan, who left Burgess Hill Girls in 2018. She has graduated from Sussex University with a degree in Finance and Accounting and qualified to become a commercial pilot through the easyJet Generation Scheme at CAE. She has been officially flying as a pilot for easyJet since June 2023.

She was thrilled to bump into students and teachers in her first year of flying:

“I had just landed back into Gatwick from Naples and usually I like to hop out of the flight deck to say goodbye to passengers if I can. I saw Mrs Cassim, my Year 10 form tutor, and couldn’t believe it! She was bringing pupils back from the same trip I had been on when I was at Burgess Hill Girls. It was so lovely to see her and an amazing coincidence that I flew the school trip home.”

Head of Drama, Emma Cassim was equally delighted:

“I was really surprised when the crew addressed me by name and then I looked up and saw the pilot was Anna. The girls were really impressed that they had been flown by a former student, not much older than themselves. I would not be surprised if some of them follow her career path!”

Anna is keen to develop a long-term career in aviation:

“I’m still a very new pilot at easyJet, so I have got my first simulator check to concentrate on. Longer term, I would like to become a Captain and get involved in pilot recruitment, particularly inspiring girls to get into aviation. It really is the dream job!”

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