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 planehoover@gmail.com 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.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/february/27/two-for-one-fly-in-and-airshow-in-capital-region

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.

Leesburg Career Expo Committee getting ready for the 2019 Expo already!

Our Sugarloaf chapter has participated in the Expo for several years. I’m looking forward to being a part of it again! It’s a great opportunity for young people getting started in aviation as s career or hobby. Also college scholarship opportunities!