The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
International Organization of Women Pilots
Mark your calendars for our first 2018 meeting! It is March 10, 2018, 11:00 am, at Faribault Airport, Quality Aviation FBO, 3401 MN-21, Faribault, MN. Special presentation by Thuy Pieper & Robyn Stoller on ‘Who are the 99s & Great Women of Aviati0n’, with trivia quiz and prizes! Agenda includes Air Race Classic details, updates on 2019 Intl meeting in Dayton, OH and Scholarship Awards. Click Calendar link for preliminary schedule of other 2018 meetings and events. Happy New Year to everyone!
Ready for a Mid-Winter Warm Up? Join EAA Chapter 878 for a Chili Feed Fly-In/Drive-In, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Buffalo Airport (KFCE) — See flyer for details.
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!
2017 Holiday Party – Good Friends, Food and Fun!
Aura Austin won the 2017 Most Airports Landed Award and Sheila Gruba won the 2017 Most Events Attended Award. Congratulations to two awesome chapter members! Future member Gabby Pieper (wearing little Santa hat) spread holiday cheer with candy canes for everyone. Thanks to Thunderbird Aviation for providing the venue for our holiday gathering.
Woohoo! Majel Baker soloed December 2, 2017! 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!
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
This year 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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