Minnesota 99s

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The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots


 Join us at the next chapter meeting!

 Saturday, September 15, 11:00 am, Lunch and Business Meeting, Little Falls, MN.

Agenda:   Lunch & Business Meeting at 11:00 a.m., A. T. The Black and White Restaurant, 116 1st St SE, Little Falls.  Guided Tour (45 minutes) of Charles Lindbergh House at 1:00 p.m., Lindbergh State Park, 1620 Lindbergh Drive South. Tour fee is $6.00.  2 films are offered at the museum — one showing take off and landing of Lindbergh, and the other a 17 minute documentary which covers Lindbergh’s life. Gift shop is on site. 

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

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.


Weather changes Air Race Classic route – Faribault removed as a stop

Faribault was a planned stop on the 2018 Air Race Classic route but low ceilings and visibility forced a change in plans. Faribault was taken off the route on Wednesday, June 20 due to persistent IFR conditions.  Volunteers for the timing team, food preparation and ground support were prepared and excited for the event but fully supported the decision to remove Faribault as an ARC stop due to lack of VFR conditions.  MN 99s volunteers still enjoyed the opportunity to meet new friends at KFBL and share our own flying stories.  Pictured below left: Deb Pearson, Karen Redman, Majel Baker, Patti Sandusky. Pictured below right: All KFBL volunteers, including MN 99s volunteers: Chris Larson, Karen Workman, Kate McDonald, Elaine Morrow, Patti Sandusky, Majel Baker, Karen Redman, Deb Pearson, Robyn Stoller, Deb Thompson


 Beautiful Brainerd Compass Rose

Our first compass rose of 2018 was completed at Brainerd on May 25 and it looks fabulous!  Thank you to Trudi Amundson, Cheryl Daml, Tracy Davenport, Sheila Gruba, Elaine Morrow, Patti Sandusky and Sandra Walworth for all your time and effort (in the heat) to finish this beautiful compass rose.


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.


Congratulations to Majel Baker on completing her long solo cross country to Eau Claire and Cumberland, WI on May 13, 2018.  Awesome job!  It was a gorgeous day to fly over the St. Croix River and she even had a bonus sighting of a snowy owl!  Majel is training at KANE with Alex Knauz of Twin Cities Aviation. Blue skies and all best wishes as you continue in your flight training.  You rock Majel!


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.


Congratulations Jan Moll – She completed her first solo cross-country March 15, 2018, KANE to KLXL (Anoka to Little Falls) – Well done! Best wishes as you continue your flight training.


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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