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Manitoba's St. Andrews Airport wins female friendly title

from COPA

From March 4 to March 10 2013, over 2,100 volunteers across four continents - Africa, Asia, America, and Europe - introduced more than 17,000 girls and women to the opportunities available in the air and space industry as part of the Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week celebration, held annually during the week of March 8, anniversary date of the first female pilot license worldwide.

The most coveted title, 'Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide', is awarded annually to the airport community that offers and documents the most female first flight experiences in approved aircraft throughout the week.

Lead by event organizer, Jill Oakes, the St Andrews Airport Community in the greater Winnipeg area, of Manitoba wins the '2013 Most Female Pilot Friendly Airport Worldwide' title with a whopping 680 documented flight introductions in approved aircraft.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is the first runner up with 634 flights and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario is the second runner up with 517 flights. more

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