International Organization of Women Pilots
The Manitoba Ninety-Nines is a chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight. Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today.
Locally, we organize events including: Poker Derby, Airshow, world record breaking Women Fly Career Fair, regular tours of local aviation-related industry, study buddies and tutoring, free “pilot learners licence’ classes, free flights and workshops such as introduction to aircraft maintenance and winter flying tips. In addition we socialize, plan long cross countries together, and partner with the aviation industry producing a calendar and Women Fly dress t-shirt we sell to raise funds for our scholarships. We connect and support women interested in all aspects of aviation on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WomenFlyManitoba/
The Manitoba 99s own our own Cessna 150, C-FLUG, thanks to the generous donation of Bill Vandenberg, AMEs Jim Aitken and Leon Woychuk, and from the Winnipeg Chapter of the RAA and the National RAA. The purpose of C-FLUG is to provide women pilots with an economically feasible opportunity to stay current, build hours, connect with airline pilots and get to know other pilots. C-FLUG has played an important role enabling First Officers to build the Pilot in Command hours needed to become Captains; private pilots to build the hours needed to earn advanced ratings; and pilots who don’t own a plane to stay current. Click here for more information on C-FLUG https://c-flug.jimdo.com/
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. Click here for more information on Friends of the 99s. https://www.ninety-nines.org/friends-of-99s.htm
The Ninety-Nines have given out over $11 million in scholarships with over $250,000 annually to women learning to fly and to advance in their ratings! Want to know more, click here for Scholarship information. https://www.ninety-nines.org/latest-news-scholarships-galore-69.htm
The Manitoba Chapter gives out over 17 scholarships annually to Manitoba women. Recipients of our awards now have careers as pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance engineers, airport operations specialists, aeronautical engineers, aircraft safety investigators, meteorologists and other aviation-aerospace related careers. Click here for local scholarship information. https://manitoba99s.wordpress.com/scholarships/
Join our events, visit our Facebook and Web pages, drop in to the Lyncrest Airport and meet other pilots crazy about all aspects of aviation.