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GHANA: Ghana's first locally trained and accredited woman pilot takes to the sky

Ghanaian woman pilot leads the way as a light aircraft manufacturing hub in west Africa looks to get off the ground. Kpong Airfield in eastern Ghana - often referred to as the busiest private airfield in west Africa - plays host every year to an aviation show that draws visitors from all over the world. It's a big regional event for light aircraft enthusiasts who come to watch the air shows and to examine the latest aircraft available on the market. One of the pilots taking part this year is Gha...

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LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WATCHING LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING ON SIDE OF RUNWAY VARIOUS OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING PATRICIA MAWULI DOING PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS BEFORE TAKE-OFF VARIOUS OF PATRICIA MAWULI AND AUGUSTA TOKORY (STAFF) DOING PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS BEFORE TAKE-OFF PATRICIA MAWULI TIGHTENING A NUT ON AIRCRAFT (SOUNDBITE) (English) PATRICIA MAWULI, PILOT SAYING: "It was a bit difficult because, I am doing both two things at a time, I am doing the build of the aircraft as well as the flying, so it becomes a bit challenging where you have to learn all sort of things, for instance having to do with this flying you have to learn air law, human performance, imitation, the weather, everything". PATRICI MAWULI COMMUNICATING ON RADIO HEADSET ROSINA MAKUMATEY COMMUNICATING ON HANDSET PATRICIA FLYING AIRCRAFT AND TAKING-OFF CROWD WATCHING AIRCRAFT FLYING MICHAEL CUDJO (AIRCRAFT TRAINEE AND FARMER) PILOTING AIRCRAFT SIGNPOST READING, "WELCOME TO KPONG AIRFIELD" (AKWAABA) (S...

LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING CHILDREN AND ADULTS WATCHING LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING ON SIDE OF RUNWAY VARIOUS OF LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLYING PATRICIA MAWULI DOING PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS BEFORE TAKE-OFF VARIOUS OF PATRICIA MAWULI AND AUGUSTA TOKORY (STAFF) DOING PRE-FLIGHT CHECKS BEFORE TAKE-OFF PATRICIA MAWULI TIGHTENING A NUT ON AIRCRAFT (SOUNDBITE) (English) PATRICIA MAWULI, PILOT SAYING: "It was a bit difficult because, I am doing both two things at a time, I am doing the build of the aircraft as well as the flying, so it becomes a bit challenging where you have to learn all sort of things, for instance having to do with this flying you have to learn air law, human performance, imitation, the weather, everything". PATRICI MAWULI COMMUNICATING ON RADIO HEADSET ROSINA MAKUMATEY COMMUNICATING ON HANDSET PATRICIA FLYING AIRCRAFT AND TAKING-OFF CROWD WATCHING AIRCRAFT FLYING MICHAEL CUDJO (AIRCRAFT TRAINEE AND FARMER) PILOTING AIRCRAFT SIGNPOST READING, "WELCOME TO KPONG AIRFIELD" (AKWAABA) (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL CUDJO (AIRCRAFT TRAINEE AND A FARMER) SAYING, "As soon as you learn how to fly you become more careful as a driver, as a farmer, basically we try to take care of everything we do because in flying that is the rule we have to be more careful and safety is the main operator of the game." AIRCRAFT TAXING ON RUNWAY JONATHAN PORTER, FLYING INSTUCTOR AND ENGINEER, WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) JONATHAN PORTER, FLYING INSTUCTOR AND ENGINEER, SAYING: "The majority of our customers turn to be business people, people who already have a successful company who want to expand their potential in West Africa and they are frustrated by difficulties with transport" AIRCRAFT FLYING AND LANDING. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MARTEY BOYE ATOKLO, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SAFETY REGULATION, GHANA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, SAYING: "Since we are safety related we are concerned about safety of the show so our main concern is to make sure that the show is done safely, we don't want to have any, well, you have to prevent accidents so any measure that they are suppose to take to ensure there is no accident, or incidents, that is what we are here for." PATRICIA MAWULI SMOOTHING EDGE OF UNCOMPLETED AIRCRAFT WITH A TOOL IN WORKSHOP VARIOUS OF PATRICIA MAWULI WORKING ON AN UNCOMPLETED AIRCRAFT IN A WORKSHOP AIRCRAFT LANDING ON AIRTRIP