Minnesota 99s

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The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots


    Join us at the next chapter meeting & holiday potluck!  

 Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am, Hummingbird Aviation, Flying Cloud Airport, 13601 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347  (Note earlier start time of 10:00 a.m.)

Agenda:   Redbird Flight Simulator!  Artisan Aviation Jewelry sale to benefit our scholarship fund!  Delicious Holiday Potluck and more. Kick off your holiday season with festive good cheer and a great time with your MN chapter friends.  See you there! 

Click Calendar link for schedule of other 2018 meetings and events.

 Chris Larson successfully completed her CFI oral/practical exam and glider check rides September 7, 2018, after four days of cross-country and advanced training at Air Sailing Gliderport in Reno, Nevada.  Photos taken at successful conclusion of a nearly eight-hour day:  Chris is in the back seat of an ASK-21 glider, with examiner Mark Montague in the front.  Awesome job Chris – we are so proud of you!


MN 99s Complete Beautiful Sauk Center Compass Rose

On August 12, MN 99s completed the last scheduled compass rose for this year at Sauk Center and it looks awesome!  Special thanks to Tracy Davenport, Deb Thompson, Sheila Gruba, Majel Baker, Carmen Kivisto, Cheryl Daml, Holly Latcham, Patti Sandusky, Maryanne Williams, Sherri Williams and Elaine Morrow.  It was a great team effort in plenty of summer sun and heat to wrap up this well done project.  Fantastic job!

 Elaine Morrow wins 2018 International 99s Award of Achievement for Humanitarian Efforts

Elaine was presented this prestigious award at the International 99s conference on July 8 in Philadelphia, PA.  Our chapter proudly nominated Elaine for her amazing volunteering work in both community and aviation charities.  Her community volunteering includes Love INC (service to 15 area communities), Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, homeless veterans and citizens and national membership chair for Society of FBI Alumni Inc.  Elaine’s aviation volunteering included flying blood for the Red Cross from a five-state area into the Downtown St. Paul Airport, delivering daffodils throughout the state for the American Cancer Society, giving hundreds of Young Eagles flights and serving in all offices of the 99s at chapter, section and international levels.  She currently is a trustee on The 99s Endowment Fund and the International Forest of Friendship.  We are so proud of you Elaine!


Check out the new 99s video shown at this year’s conference!

Claire Qian Nelson completes her first solo flight!

Congratulations to Claire on completing her first solo flight at the Anoka County Airport June 22.  This is an awesome accomplishment and we wish Claire all the best as she continues to pursue her flight training dreams.  Great job!


 MN 99s Complete a Stunning Compass Rose at Litchfield Airport

Working in much sun and heat, Minnesota 99s completed a fantastic new compass rose air marking at the Litchfield (LJF) Airport on July 14-15.  Special thanks to Majel Baker, Tracy Davenport, Cheryl Daml and her daughter Amy, Judy Freitag, Elaine Morrow and Patti Sandusky for the amazing and beautiful job they did.


Majel Baker passed her Private Pilot Checkride!  

Congratulations to Majel on passing her private pilot checkride on May 22.  This tremendous accomplishment follows her recent exciting news of being selected to receive the Spring 2018 Amelia Earhart FlyNow Scholarship. It’s time to celebrate this amazing milestone!  Awesome achievement Majel. We wish you continued success and happiness as you pursue your flying dreams.


   Simply Spectacular – Aura Austin is a CFI!  She passed her CFI checkride on May 10, truly an amazing accomplishment since she just passed her single and multi-engine commercial ratings in April.  Congratulations Aura – we are incredibly proud of you and wish you continued success and joy in flying.


2018 Minnesota 99s Scholarships Announced

Congratulations to Mikaela Sandager, Holly Latcham and Majel Baker on being awarded our chapter’s 2018 scholarships.  Mikaela was awarded a currency scholarship; Holly received an advanced rating scholarship to pursue her instrument rating and Majel was awarded a private pilot scholarship.  Best wishes to our 2018 scholarship winners as they continue to pursue excellence in their flight training journeys.



The Minnesota Chapter of The Ninety-Nines welcomes women from our state and the surrounding area. We hold quarterly meetings and flyouts many of the other months, plus we create air markings and conduct aerospace education events. Check out our calendar and join us for an event – we’d love to meet you!

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The Minnesota Chapter was chartered July 2, 1949, and is part of the North Central Section of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots. The North Central Section covers the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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