99s at AirVenture – Today’s Women Pilots Continue the Tradition
Continuing its long-standing participation at EAA AirVenture, The 99s International Organization of Women Pilots welcomes all visitors to its site, Tent No. 320, located south of the EAA Building and near AeroShell Square.
During the week-long event, The 99s will host several Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and have books and 99s jewelry for sale. Look for The 99s banners flying on top the tent.
Founded in 1929 to support women in aviation pursuits, The 99s is the oldest organization in the world exclusively for women pilots. Continuing the goal of the original 99 charter members, The 99s is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Women Soar program at AirVenture and proud to award a flight training scholarship to one of that program’s participants.
The 99s is also conducting a fund-raising campaign to benefit the Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship, the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The 99s Building Fund. Tickets are available in The 99s tent and at the EAA International Aerobatic Club (IAC) building. The drawing will be Saturday, November 13, 2010. Winners will be limited to three prizes and need not be present to win. Prizes include:
Two Roundtrip Tickets on Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air
4-Night Vacation Package
Hacienda de los Santos, Sonora, Mexico
5-Night Ocean Front Accommodation Package
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
For pilots only, the following prizes are also included:
4-day Emergency Maneuver Training Course or Tail Wheel Endorsement
CP Aviation, Santa Paula, CA
Kenmore Air, Kenmore, WA
Basic Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminar
McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars, McCall, ID
Be sure to join The 99s on Thursday, July 29, from 8:30 – 10:30 for free continental breakfast to recognize Chicago Area Chapter 99 Maj. Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs, for her induction into the Forest of Friendship in Atchison, KS, for her contributions to aviation. Maj. Duckworth was seriously injured when her Blackhawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq.
For more information on The 99s, visit www.ninety-nines.org.