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The U.S. House has approved a bill sponsored by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty to create a Women in Aviation Advisory Board.  The measure was included in the FAA Reauthorization Act.  The Board would promote organizations and programs that provide education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry.  Esty says only six percent of pilots are women, and women comprise just over a quarter of air traffic controllers.  She says women can bring new perspectives, skills, backgrounds, and problem solving skills to the table in the fields of aviation and aerospace.