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Hundreds of girls and women are taking flight

“It was just SO refreshing to see the women really excited about flying (and of course talking planes at my hangar),” said Cathy, organizer of the event held today in Peterborough, ON. “The response was just amazing. The COPA group is already planning next year’s Women of Aviation event,” she adds. This was only one of the locations where girls and women took flights today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and …

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Fly It Forward® flight in Ghana

Up and away in Ghana

On March 8 2010, Medecine on the Move at the Kpong Field in Ghana threw a big party to celebrate the Centennial of Women Pilots. They introduced 97 girls and women to flying in one day! There are back. On March 5 2011, 67 girls and one woman took flight for the first time in the skies of Ghana. At 6:30 AM, the first bus loaded with children from Techiman arrived at the airport. Soon …

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All girls onboard the UPS Airbus A300 in Billings, MT

Now, that was fun! On March 8 2011, two UPS A300 captains, Terri Donner and Jodi Budenaers (acting as first officer on this flight) flew in Billings, MT. But, that’s not all! The last three phases of the flight, final approach, tower, and ground were handled by an all female ATC team lead by Tammy Kantorowicz. The Billings Airport management team was also gracious enough to enlist their local female police clerk to make the …

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Why your participation in Women Of Aviation Week is so important

    Do you think that flying an aircraft would be pretty cool but you are not sure whether it is for you? Do you think that you have to be a male to fly an aircraft? Do you have questions about all the various careers available to you in aviation? Now is your time to find out. Pilots around the world are so excited to welcome you at the airport and introduce you to …

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We can’t stop talking about the amazing experience we had!

They flew yesterday and here is what they said: “We wanted to thank you again for a great day yesterday. The girls did not stop talking about it all night. You provided great memories for them. Thank you again.” – The Beers, Oshawa, ON “We all wanted to say thank you so much for giving us an outstanding opportunity today! We can’t stop talking about the amazing experience we had.” – Nadia, Oshawa, ON

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