Minnesota 99s

MN99s logoNorth Central Section

The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots


 Join us at the next chapter meeting!

 June 10, 2018, 11:00 am, St Paul Downtown Airport, 644 Bayfield St, St Paul, MN 55107

Agenda:   St Paul Tower Tour followed by lunch & meeting at Holman Table Restaurant

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

2018 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!


A heartfelt and huge THANK YOU to Melissa Aho for serving as our Social Media Lead and Chapter Reporter for over 5 years!  Melissa is stepping down in these roles but we’re so glad she will continue to be a Minnesota 99s member.  Melissa – your amazing abilities and dedication in bringing our chapter’s news to social media and international newsletters is truly appreciated.  You did an awesome job and we thank you for all the time and expertise you gave our chapter in these important roles.  You’re the best!

Congratulations Aura Austin — What an amazing accomplishment to complete both your single and multi-engine commercial rating in the same week – April 19 and 21 are golden days for you!  We are so proud of you!

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!

Congratulations to Majel Baker on completing her first solo cross country to Litchfield, MN on March 9, 2018.  She 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!  In 2018, be a part of something BIG!  Volunteer for the Air Race Classic (ARC) stop in Faribault, MN, June 19-22.  Contact Chris Larson for details.  ARC is an amazing event in which women pilots fly competitively across the United States; this year Faribault is a stop on the route.  Become a part of a totally fun and exciting event that supports women pilots and aviation!

The 2017 Tree of Hope was an amazing success!  Over 4800 children’s gifts were prepared for delivery to 40 Hospitals and 5 Ronald McDonald Houses… 


Special thanks to MN 99s volunteers for helping make this event a huge success!   L to R: Deb Thompson, Patti Sandusky, Jan Moll, Thuy Pieper, Carol Bergquist, Tracy Davenport, Elaine Morrow.  Volunteers not pictured – Kjersti Kittelson, Karen Workman  

Tree of Hope volunteers prepared 192 bags, each containing 25 gifts, for delivery to 39 hospitals plus 5 Ronald McDonald houses.  This is a significant increase over 2016, when 110 bags were prepared.  Awesome work!  Since 1990, the Tree of Hope has been delivering toys to Minnesota children hospitalized over the holidays.  Watch ‘Life of a Toy’ video to learn more about Tree of Hope. The Tree of Hope web site and brochure contain additional information


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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