Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sugarloaf 99s to Host G.I.F.T. Week in August

Register to Attend Here

Register to Volunteer Here

Girls In Flight Training (GIFT) Week was developed by CFI Mary Latimer as a way to help and encourage women to pursue their aviation dreams. During the week of August 8-14, 2021, women from all over the country will meet in Frederick, Maryland for ground school and, if desired, flight training. Training is available for all levels; aspiring private pilots, instrument, commercial, and CFI candidates are welcome to attend as well as rusty pilots looking for a Flight Review or an Instrument Proficiency Check*.

The Sugarloaf 99s are proud to host GIFT Week at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK).

$150 participant donation includes study materials, ground school, lunch, snacks, and scheduled group transportation to/from BWI or IAD (please be considerate of volunteers when booking flights as both airports are approximately a one hour drive from Frederick) and scheduled pick-up and drop off from the designated hotel to the airport.

If desired, rental cars can be procured on the field at Frederick or at BWI and IAD. Bay Runner Shuttle can be booked to/from Frederick Airport and BWI if volunteer transportation is not available or convenient for flight reservations.

A PSI testing center is located on the field at Frederick. A DPE has been requested to be available immediately following the event if participants wish to extend their stay to complete a checkride.

Aircraft, flight instructors, and cost of flight training that will be available during the event will be shared with participants as needs are determined and details are worked out.

A special discount rate of $100/night has been arranged at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott off of Westview Drive in Frederick, which is approximately five miles from the airport. Rooms include a refrigerator and kitchenette.

Block Name: Sugarloaf99s

Block Start Date: 2021 Aug 6, Fri

Block End Date: 2021 Aug 16, Mon

Last Day to Book: 2021 Jul 15, Thu

Book your group rate for Sugarloaf99s

*Registration limited to female participants age 14 or older with parental/guardian permission required for participants under age 18. The event organizers reserve the right to refuse any registration at their discretion. No guarantee can be provided regarding the availability of aircraft for flight training or weather conducive for flight training.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Pilots and Paint Nite! Thursday April 8

 Join us for a fun-filled evening of conversation and painting!

When:  Thursday April 8, 2021 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Bravo Flight Training - 330 Aviation Way; Frederick, MD 21702 (KFDK)

How: Click on either link to register:  Sign Up Genius  or

note: capacity limited to county/state gathering rules in place at the time of the event

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Join Us for An Exciting Conversation!

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the Woman in Space program. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts', including John Glenn's, the first American in orbit. But just one week before the final phase of training, the program was abruptly cancelled. A combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women ever flew into space. Undeterred, Wally went on to become America's first female aviation safety inspector, though her dream of being an astronaut never dimmed. Wally has finished her latest book and will share the details with us.

Don't let her snow white hair fool you.  She is energetic, passionate about aviation, space and the future of women in aviation.

Wally is living history. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

American Heritage Girls Aviation Badge Day

The chapter has put together an event for the local American Heritage Girls from grades 3-8. We will be holding the event on Saturday, April 13th at Signature Flight Support FDK in the corporate hangar (closest to AOPA ramp). Set up will be starting at 8am with event concluding at 3pm. 

Please email Elizabeth Hoover at to volunteer to help or provide flights!

Monday, March 4, 2019

City of Frederick Partners with AOPA to Develop New Multi-Hangar Complex at FDK

"FREDERICK, Md., Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The City of Frederick has awarded the lease of a 620,000 SF site at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) for the development of a hangar complex consisting of up to 194,400 square feet of general aviation aircraft hangars. FDK is the designated general aviation reliever airport for Baltimore Washington International Airport and is the preferred executive airport for the region. A model for airport self-sufficiency & sustainability, the new partnership engages private investment to deliver critical aircraft storage facilities that are in high demand at FDK, while simultaneously generating revenue for the airport through leasing." 

Hit up two spectacular aviation events in one weekend in May: AOPA’s eightieth anniversary celebration and fly-in and the 2019 Joint Base Andrews Air Show.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships!

The Ninety-Nines Scholarship Registry is a collection of scholarships offered by individuals, organizations, Chapters or Sections which will utilitize one application and set of instructions. Applications are collected and forwarded to the appropriate parties offering the scholarships. The Ninety-Nines do not review or judge the applications.