An 'Aircraft marshaller', is a person who engages in a visual communication between ground personnel at the Airport and pilots, in order to lead an aircraft, to the correct parking position, at an airport or aerodrome.
An Aircraft Marshalling, which is a male-dominated occupation, is very important, because many pilots have limited vision both of the aircraft and of ground obstacles from the cockpit.
In Ghana, Madam Felicia Edem Attipoe, was the first female aircraft marshaller.
Madam Felicia Edem Attipoe, attended OLA Senior High School in Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana. From Ola, she continue continued her education at the African University College of Communications, where she attained a bachelor's degree in Arts.
She also holds a Photography degree from the Temple University in Japan, certificates in Aerodrome Safety and Marshalling; and also Radio Telephony from the Aviation School.
Madam Attipoe became an aircraft marshaller in the 1999. This was after she was hired to work as a secretary, at the Ghana Civil Aviation. She later worked at the Ghana Airports Company Limited as secretary for ten years.
She was later transferred to the Ramp Manager's office as a secretary in the year 2011. Madam Attipoe later got her training as a marshaller, and became the first woman to acquire this male-dominated occupation in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview recently on “My Story series”, on the Strong and Sassy show, Madam Felicia Edem Attipoe said, all her success story began at the age of 28, after she had secured a job at the Kotoka.
Madam Atitipoe, who is a mother of two, won the Most Inspiring Woman in Aviation Industry, at the Maiden 'Ghana Most Inspiring Women's Award', in the year 2019.
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