Friday, October 26, 2007

The Ninety-Nines, and the Museum of Women Pilots

is the URL for the Museum of Women Pilots - a verrrrrrrrrry nice site, housed in the Ninety-Nines headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and

is the URL for the Ninety-Nines.

Here's a paragraph of info from their website:

The organization came into being November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots had been invited to assemble for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. Louise Thaden was elected secretary and worked tirelessly to keep the group together as we struggled to organize and grow until 1931, when Amelia Earhart was elected as first president and the group was named for the 99 charter members.

Today Ninety-Nines are professional pilots for airlines, industry and government; we are pilots who teach and pilots who fly for pleasure; we are pilots who are technicians and mechanics. But first and foremost, we are women who love to fly!

There is a LOT of information at their website about women pilots past and present, so check it out.

The You Fly, Girl website proceeds apace...I hope to have news soon.

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