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Kathy Fox wins 2010 Elsie MacGill Award

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July 13, 2010, Unionville, Ont. - The First Canadian Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is pleased to name Kathy Fox as this year’s recipient of the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award.


July 13, 2010
By Carey Fredericks

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The First Canadian Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is pleased to name Kathy Fox as this year’s recipient of the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award.
 
Kathy Fox has been extensively involved in aviation for over forty years. Professionally, she started her career as an air traffic controller and worked in a number of control towers in Quebec as well as in the Montreal Area Control Center. She was in charge of the air traffic control training program at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu community college (CEGEP). She has also worked at NAV CANADA headquarters in Ottawa, progressing to Vice-President of Operations. Kathy is currently a member of the Transportation Safety Board. She has been active in parachuting, flight training and examining, commercial aviation and flight competition. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot’s license and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in Human Factors and System Safety.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the achievements of Canadian women in the field of aviation or aerospace. The award is named for Elsie MacGill, the world’s first woman to become an aircraft designer. A Canadian, MacGill designed the Maple Leaf II and was pivotal in the production of the Hawker Hurricane in Canada during World War II.

The awards dinner will take place on October 1, 2010 at The School Restaurant, 4121- 14th Avenue, Unionville, Ontario. For more information on the event, reservations or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anna Pangrazzi at (905) 477-7900 or by  email at northernlightsaward@gmail.com.

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