About Our Chapter
About The Phoenix Chapter
Women pilots from the surrounding Phoenix area are invited to join the Phoenix Chapter. We sponsor aeronautical events, FAA seminars, and actively promote aviation safety throughout Arizona. Membership is open to all licensed (or formerly licensed) women pilots.
If you are interested in becoming a member contact the Membership Chair of our Chapter, or the Ninety-Nines, Inc. International headquarters in Oklahoma City at 405-685-7969.
A Little History of the Ninety Nines
On November 2,1929 at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York, 117 licensed women pilots assembled for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. The group was named for the ninety-nine charter members and a young pilot; by the name of Amelia Earhart was elected its first president. As more and more women challenged the skies the original sorority grew to an international organization with a genuine purpose, to promote aviation education and aeronautical science.
What Do We Do
The Ninety-Nines sponsor educational safety programs and aerospace education workshops for teachers, students and licensed pilots. We have 20 regions and Chapters hold aviation seminars, co-pilot courses for apprehensive light plane passengers, and fear-of-flying clinics for airline passengers. The Ninety-Nines have historically sponsored more than 75% of Federal Aviation Administration pilot safety programs in the U.S. each year.
Members identify airports by painting names on runways and rooftops; serve on airport, state and federal aeronautics and commissions; give airplane rides and flight education to Girl Scout troops; fly donated supplies from the U.S. to Mexico and other countries.
To promote the upgrading of pilot skills and proficiency, Ninety-Nines have operated many cross-country events, the most famous of which was the Powder Puff Derby.
The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Award is awarded to qualified members of the Ninety-Nines for advanced flight training or courses in specialized branches of aviation. In addition to the scholarship, merit awards and the Katherine B. Wright Memorial Trophy are given to women who make personal and significant contributions to the advancement of aviation.
Our Phoenix Chapter sponsors Scholarships that help women who are interested in learning to fly reach their goal, or women who already have a license can be awarded scholarship money to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of aviation. Visit our; Scholarship page for details.
- We give Aviation Scholarships.
- See how you may qualify for a Scholarship
- Chapter meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month
- 7:00 PM - Swift Aviation at Sky Harbor Airport - Phoenix, AZ.
PHOENIX CHAPTER - International Organization of Women Pilots
Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc.
International Organization of Women Pilots