Oshawa, 2010 World's Most-Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport, celebrated their awards by throwing a big party

(left to right) Shane Hartwell (Air traffic controller, Oshawa), Lesley Page, Stephen Wilcox (Oshawa Airport Manager) receive the 2010 Most Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport Worldwide trophy

On Saturday February 5th, the Oshawa Aviation community celebrated their awards by throwing a big party!

Over 60 people attended the celebration, which was held at the RCAF 420 Wing building at the Oshawa Airport. COPA Director, Paul Hayes was on hand to represent COPA National.

The Mayor of Oshawa, John Henry, presented the trophy for Most female-pilot-friendly airport in the world in 2010 (airport with most non-pilot girls and women introduced to aviation in 2010) to the Oshawa Aviation Community.

Gord Mahaffy, Captain of COPA Flight 70, presented Clark Morawetz with his trophy for the most unusual flight, a flight over Lake Scugog that included a marriage proposal that almost went wrong.

Gord also presented Lesley Page with her award for the 2nd runner up, most dedicated woman pilot in the world in 2010 (woman pilot who introduced the most non-pilot girls and women to aviation in 2010).

Congratulations to Clark, Lesley, and the entire Oshawa Aviation Community!