For those of you that don’t know, The Ninety-Nines, Inc., is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 44 countries - currently they have thousands of members throughout the world. They are a non-profit, charitable membership corporation holding 501(c)(3) U.S. tax status. International Headquarters is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Although there are other female pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines. The core of the organization's activities is at the Chapter and Section level. With over 150 chapters in the United States and Canada and another 17 offshore Sections located on five continents, nearly every member can feel connected to a nearby group. These groups work with their local communities to support the mission of The 99s: promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support. Fittingly, with a history that reaches back to 1929, we continually honor our unique history and share our passion for flight.
Now anyone can have the opportunity to show their support of the 99s by joining the Friends of the Ninety-Nines. Who are Friends? Friends of The Ninety-Nines are individuals, businesses, and organizations of all backgrounds and nationalities who share an enthusiasm for aviation and a desire to support The Ninety-Nines. Friends include people like you: pilots and non-pilots; males and females; teenagers and senior citizens; students, parents, and community members; youth groups and local businesses... the list is endless! The generosity of Friends helps The Ninety-Nines promote the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring the unique history of women in aviation.
Your membership into the Friends of the Ninety-Nines is on the national level, if you want to help your local chapter you need to contact that chapter directly to see any way you can help them. Why don’t you think about supporting both nationally and locally? Support does not always have to be money, help can come in many forms, as simple as mentoring a pilot, supporting the chapter by offering your space for meetings, teaching a class, or donating services for raffles or fundraising.
Click on the link below, fill it out the application, and send it in with the annual membership fee. It is only $50! Benefits include a hat, decal, pin and more .....