Cape Cod Gateway Airport Announces Contest For Aspiring Female Aviators

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The Cape Cod Gateway Airport will be celebrating all aspects of aviation on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Hyannis. A part of the celebrations this day will include a chance for one young girl to win a free flying lesson with a female pilot. Runners-up will win a scenic tour of Cape Cod courtesy of Cape Air.

To participate, Barnstable County female residents between the ages of 11 and 14 are invited to write an essay – no more than 300 words – detailing what is inspiring them to become a female aviator. All essays must be submitted by Friday, July 18, to: Katie Servis, Airport Manager, Cape Cod Gateway Airport, 480 Barnstable Road, Hyannis, MA 02601 or email to:

All essays will be posted at the airport this summer and on the airport’s social media outlets.

“We could not be more excited to offer this exciting opportunity to a young female aviation fan,” says Cape Cod Gateway Airport Manager Katie Servis. “This could be the beginning of a fantastic career for someone in Barnstable County. As the airport’s first female airport manager, I look forward to hosting this event and making a young lady’s dream come true!”

Winners will be announced after Labor Day and must agree to fly, weather permitting, on Saturday, Sept. 24. More information about the event can be found online at