Minnesota 99s

MN99s logoNorth Central Section

The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots


Saturday, December 9, 11:00 am —  Holiday Gathering and Meeting – Thunderbird Aviation, Flying Cloud Airport, 14091 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

  •  Business Meeting at 11:00 am, potluck luncheon follows
  •  Chapter Awards will be given!  (Most airports landed at in 2017 and most 2017 meetings/events attended)
  • Come early –  join 9:00 am aviation seminar “Flying after a Long Break”, presented by Cheryl Daml, Modern Avionics, 10000 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN (KFCM)
  • Come for good food, good friends and lots of holiday cheer!  Happy Holidays to all!

Make a difference this holiday season – Join the Tree of Hope event on December 2, 9:00 am-1:00 pm  – Maple Lake Airport

Since 1990, the Tree of Hope has been delivering toys to Minnesota children hospitalized over the holidays and the number of hospitals has increased to almost 40.   We would appreciate any publicity you can give this special event.  Details can be found on the Tree of Hope web site, including what’s needed in “How to Help” and also in the event flyer.  Check out the brochure which includes pictures from past events.

We’d love to see you there. We do great things in Maple Lake for ALL of Minnesota’s hospitalized children!

Best wishes to you during this special holiday season and in the new year ahead. 

It’s Scholarship Application Time! 

Interested in getting your private pilot certificate?  Thinking about a new rating or endorsement, or a degree in aviation?  Now is the time to apply for scholarships offered by our Minnesota chapter and also the International 99s.  Click ‘Scholarships’ on the menu bar above above for details on scholarships available to you.

Application deadline for MN chapter scholarships is December 31, 2017.  (submitted to Patti Sandusky)

Application deadline for International 99s scholarships (Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships) is December 1, 2017. (submitted to Marcy Drescher)

These scholarships offer valuable opportunities for flight training and academic studies.  Best wishes to those of you who are applying!

November 4 Wings Seminar “Working with ATC/FSS as VFR Pilot”,  Anoka County Airport – MN 99s Scholarship Fund benefits from successful Silent Auction!

Minnesota 99s shine at 2017 Girls in Aviation Day!  

Over 2000 girls attended Girls in Aviation Day at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) on September 23.  Our booth looked fantastic!  Our new banners created by Thuy Pieper are modern, professional and invite visitors to step up to the booth and learn more about the 99s.  Our volunteers welcomed many girls and parents at the booth to share information and enthusiasm for the Minnesota 99s.  Special thanks to new members Kate McDonald, Margaret Miller and Jessica Rowland for volunteering, in addition to Cheryl Daml, Deb Thompson, Robin Giguere, Mikaela Sandager, and Robyn Stoller for helping make this a great event for us.  Natasha Stenbock was working nearby but found time to join us during her lunch hour – thanks Natasha!


Are you a woman pilot or a woman who dreams about becoming a pilot? The Ninety-Nines is an organization just for you!

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 air markings and 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 on 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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