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    Northern lights shine bright for RCAF Lieutenant-Colonel and Honorary Colonel

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    On September 25, 2020, the Northern Lights Aero Foundation announced the recipients of the twelfth annual “Elsie” award, honouring Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.

    “Our goal is to bring more recognition to women working in the world of aviation and aerospace in ,” says Kathleen Lang, President of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation. “This year's recipients are an incredible line-up of role models for the next generation of women in these industries. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we look forward to celebrating them in 2021.”

    Named after aviation pioneer and human rights advocate Elsie Gregory MacGill, the award recognizes women in seven categories: business, education, engineering, flight operations, government, trailblazer, and rising star.

    The Royal Canadian Air would like to congratulate two of this year's winners who exemplify the contributions of women aviators and leaders:

    • Government Award – Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Diane Baldasaro
    • Trailblazer Award – Honorary Colonel (HCol) Kendra Kincade

    LCol Baldasaro embodies the values and spirit of the . A graduate of the Royal College of Canada, she received her pilot wings and flew the CC-130 Hercules at 435 Squadron in Winnipeg, doing Search and Rescue, Air-to-Air Refueling, and Tactical Airlift. Following four deployments to Afghanistan, she advanced to Major as Squadron Aircrew Leader, overseeing the delivery of the…

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