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NINETY-NINES

The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is an international organization of licensed women pilots, with Chapters all over the world. Founded in 1929, at Curtiss Field, Long Island, New York, all 117 women pilots existing at the time were invited to assemble for mutual support, advancement of aviation and a central office to keep files on women in aviation. In 1931 Amelia Earhart was elected the first President. The group also selected the name Ninety-Nines to represent the 99 charter members. Membership was immediately opened to other women, as they became licensed pilots.

Scholarships are given yearly by the international organization, from its office on the U.S. Mainland, for advanced flight training. Many local chapters also give scholarships periodically to assist deserving applicants to obtain various licenses and ratings in the course of their basic flight training. In Hawaii, the Aloha Chapter of the Ninety-Nines offers scholarships usually on an annual basis and sponsors aviation related activities throughout the year.

Interested parties may download an application through the National Headquarters scholarship at www.ninety-nines.org. Locally you may pick up an application from any flight school on Oahu about mid-January of each year (to be sent in completed by April; actual date and mailing address is on the application). For additional information you may contact The Aloha Chapter Ninety-Nines by email

 

 

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