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Future pilots set sights sky-high at Girls in Aviation Day – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201947 Views

Organizer says event helps fill gaps in representation of women in aviation

Oct 05, 2019

Teara Fraser still remembers the first time she got in the cockpit of a plane and took off flying.

“At 30 years old, I was like, ‘Wow, this is the coolest thing I have ever seen,'” said the founder of Iskwew Air, Canada’s first Indigenous woman-owned airline.

And on Saturday, Fraser hoped to inspire the next generation of women pilots in Manitoba by sharing her story at the fifth annual Girls in Aviation Day.

She was the keynote speaker at the Women in Aviation International event at 17 Wing in Winnipeg, a military base, where she talked about her own career journey, the opportunities for jobs in aviation and aerospace and what it’s like to fly a plane. About 200 girls attended the event.

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