Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi - Mawuli became Ghana's first female civilian pilot in 2009. She is also the FIRST BLACK AFRICAN to be certified to build Rotax Aircraft Engines, as well as the FIRST woman in West Africa to be certified to build and maintain Rotax engines.
Porter and Mawuli set up an aviation school, Aviation and Technology Academy Ghana, known as AvTech, in early 2010 where she trained four girls per year. The girls are trained to build and maintain ultralight aircraft, flight instructions, airfield operations, robotics engineering and computers. Putting her own salary into the school, she focuses on educating girls from rural backgrounds who might otherwise not have educational opportunities.
Mawuli is currently an instructor at the Kpong Airfield where she teaches at AvTech. In 2013 she was appointed as the Managing Director of Operations for Kpong Airfield. Mawuli pilots as a volunteer with Medicine on the Move, an organization that works together with the Aviation Academy to transport doctors, deliver medical supplies and services, as well as health education to rural communities across the length and breadth of Ghana. She occasionally drops educational pamphlets over remote villages.