Minnesota 99s

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The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots


2019 Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering, April 26-27, Buffalo Airport (KCFE)

Details here.  Contact Cheryl Daml to volunteer.  See you there!


 Make this your year to attend…2019 International 99s Conference in Dayton, OH

Conference Overview Schedule  

Details & Registration: International 99s conference website

Volunteering Sign-up:  Conference Volunteering

Click the Calendar link above for 2019 events.  See you at upcoming activities!

MSP Tower Tour – April 4, 2019

Seeing ATC in action is amazing.  We had an excellent tour of both the MSP TRACON (Terminal Radar Control Facility) and tower.  We also learned about the history of MSP airport, formerly ‘Speedway Field’, an automobile race track in the early 20th century.  Today MSP is the 17th busiest U.S. airport and in 2018 set a new passenger record of over 38 million.


2019 Chapter Scholarship Winner Announced

   Emily Wishard has been awarded the 2019 chapter scholarship for course work toward her private pilot certificate.  Congratulations Emily!  We wish you great success in your private pilot flight training.  You’ve got this covered!  Blue Skies and Tail Winds always…

   The Professional Women Controllers, Inc. has awarded Brianne Forman a scholarship for the Air Traffic Control program at Texas State Technical College!  A big congratulations goes to Brianne!!  We wish her the best in her studies.

Brianne Forman kicks off 2019 with her Solo Cross-Country

On January 1, Brianne completed her solo cross-country flight from Anoka to Siren.  Check out the Minnesota 99s Facebook page for awesome photos of her very exciting but slightly cold flight.  Congratulations Brianne!

2018 Holiday Party Highlights – Hummingbird Aviation, Flying Cloud Airport

We closed out the year with a great turn-out for our December 8 holiday party and meeting.  Congratulations to Laura Herrmann for earning the 2018 award for Most MN Airports Visited and to Patti Sandusky for the Most MN 99s Events Attended award.  We enjoyed an excellent presentation from Great North Auto Gyro and some members had fun trying out the simulator too.  Check out the Minnesota 99s Facebook page for more photos from the event. (You can view our Facebook page even if you don’t have a Facebook account yourself.)  Looking forward to seeing you all next year!


 Read Aura Austin’s amazing blog – her first ferry flight through Mexico to El Salvador

We are incredibly proud of Aura Austin, for her work at FullThrottle Aviation as assistant chief pilot and ferry pilot.  She wrote a fantastic blog detailing her first ferry flight through Mexico to deliver a Cessna 152 to a flight school in El Salvador.  Included in her blog are several beautiful photos of her journey.  Click here to read her blog.  Aura is currently a flight instructor in Mankato.


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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