Showing posts from 2016

Congratulations to Sugarloaf Member Brenda Tibbs - AOPA's Best Flight Instructor 2016!

Frederick woman wins AOPA's best flight instructor By Allen Etzler   13 hrs ago     1 Buy Now Staff photo by Bill Green Brenda Tibbs was selected by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as the best flight instructor in the country in 2016. She is shown with a Cessna 172 aircraft she teaches with at Frederick Municipal Airport. Tempe Huscha thinks her grandmother flies all the planes. In fact, the first time the 4-year-old saw a plane in the sky and was in the same room as her grandmother, Brenda Tibbs, Tempe looked at her grandmother with a face of confusion. “She didn’t know what was going on,” Tibbs said. “My daughter tells me she always points and says it’s Grandma” in the sky. Tibbs doesn’t fly all the planes. But she’s earning quite the reputation for teaching people to fly them. She was selected by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as the best

Merry Christmas From The Sugarloaf 99s!

Warm wishes to all -- enjoy all holidays being celebrated, stay warm, and congratulations to our newest instrument rated chapter member Carol G!!! -- maybe she'll help us navigate the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach posted at Frederick Airport for Christmas this year -- the Chimney Z -- but heed the caution that its not applicable with naughty children!  Carol -- did the examiner test you on Santa's hometown approach too?

Join Us For a Paint-Along Fundraiser to Benefit The Sugarloaf 99s

Date/Time: Sunday, November 13th, 2016 - 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm   Location:      Belles' Sports Bar & Grill, 1202 East Patrick Street,           Frederick, MD 21701   Ticket purchase required by Friday, Nov 11.  Please bring your receipt for ease of event entry.  Your receipt is your ticket.   CLICK HERE to Purchase Your Tickets Paintings take roughly 2 hours to complete, so please arrive no later than 1:30 pm so you have time to settle in and secure your seats! Painting will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. Food and beverages can be purchased separately from Belles' Bar & Grille during the event, or if you plan on doing lunch, arrive a little earlier. Belles' has generously agreed to donate a portion of their sales to the cause. Please be sure to let them know that you are there supporting the event. $45 fee covers all the painting supplies needed to complete a 16 x 20” canvas panel. The canvas panels will be pre-drawn with the basic plane design. Our

Chapter Activities This Fall

C ontact Sugarloaf 99s For Details - More Fly Outs and Activities Will Be Posted as They Develop September 5  -  Susan B. Earned her Commercial Rating! September 8@ 6:30 PM  -  Chapter Meeting - Airways Inn at Frederick Airport September 10 2pm - 5pm  – ARC 2017 Fundraiser - Cabi Fashion Party - Private Home September 15   – Deadline for Fall Fly Now Award applications September 16 7PM   – Aviation Jeopardy! at the NACC - Frederick Airport September 17 9AM to 4PM   – Chapter Fly Out  - Essex Skypark Wings and Wheels (W42)  September 18    – Chapter Field Trip  -  9/11 Memorial at Shanksville, PA September 24   – Girls in Aviation Day at Frederick Airport hosted by the AOPA Women in Aviation Chapter October 1   – Deadline for submissions to the   99 News   for the November/December issue October 1 12-5 PM   – EAA Chapter 524 Picnic at Frederick Airport - RSVP to EAA                                  "Beyond The Powder" will be shown! Octob

What We Did Last Summer

Here's a Quick List of Sugarloaf 99's Activities  during June-July-Aug 2016 June 9@6:30 pm - Chapter Meeting at Airways Inn, Frederick Airport June 20-24 -   40th   Air Race Classic. Cheer Frederick Based Teams 12 and 20 as they race from Prescott, AZ to Daytona Beach, FL July 14@6:30 pm -  Chapter Meeting at Airways Inn, Frederick Airport July 25-31 -  EAA Airventure - Oshkosh, WI.  August 4@ 7 pm -  Lin Caywood is Guest Speaker at EAA Chapter 524 on field at Frederick Airport. Presentation is about The Air Race Classic August 11@ 6:30 PM  -  Chapter Meeting - Airways Inn at Frederick Airport August 14 -  Joy H. Earned her Private Pilot Certificate! August 15 -  Deadline for Student Pilots to Apply for 99s Membership to be eligible for Fly Now Award August 20@ 10 AM   -  Chapter Fly Out - Lancaster, PA August 28@ 9 AM   -  Chapter Fly Out - Hudson River Corridor August 30@ 10 AM   - Joint Field Trip with AOPA WAI  - NTSB Tour

Sugarloaf's Joy Halcott Wins East Coast Private Pilots Scholarship!

Congratulations to Joy  - she now has additional funds to help her complete her flight training! Joy is just a few cross country flights and a couple of night hours away from earning her wings.  From the ECPP Facebook Post: "Our EAST COAST PRIVATE PILOTS FB group has raised money for student pilot awards ($500). Another $500 award will be at the end of the year and will be awarded to the winner of another student pilot. Here is the winning essay for June 1, 2016: The first time I climbed into a cockpit I felt something click inside me. That's not to say it's easy. Learning to fly is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do. Nevertheless, with every lesson, I feel like an addict as my cap acity to learn gets pushed to its limits, and every time I land I'm hungry to know more, and go further. I have mainly financed my training and education personally thus far. I have completed several classroom courses with the CCBC Aviation Certificate Program. I have re

Frederick News Post Reports on Film Screening

Film about women in aviation shown to inspire Visitation Academy students By Brandi Bottalico   Feb 29, 2016     0 Staff photo by Graham Cullen An audience at Visitation Academy watches a screening of “Beyond the Powder,” which explores the history of the first all-women’s cross-county air race. Staff photo by Graham Cullen Kara Martinelli, director of the film “Beyond the Powder,” listens as her husband, Adam White, producer of the film, describes the project before a screening on Sunday at the all-girls school Visitation Academy in Frederick. Kindergartener Sophia Altamirano looked over her father’s shoulder while playing with Styrofoam airplanes on Sunday at a showing of “Beyond the Powder.” “I wanted her to be exposed to it,” said her father, Pedro Altamirano, who lives in Frederick. “[Women] have lower access to technology. ... I think it

FREE Movie Screening at Visitation Academy


Mid-Atlantic Section Meeting to be Held April 1-3, 2016 in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Ladies, The Mid-Atlantic Section meeting will be held April 1-3, 2016, in Fredericksburg, VA.  Both the site and the time have been chosen to provide a significant experience for Mid-Atlantic Section members.  Fredericksburg is a very significant Civil War site, as well as being the nearby location of George Washington’s birthplace.  Sites in the Historic District include Revolution, Civil War, and Victorian styles. Additionally, the weekend chosen for our meeting is a “First Friday,” a date each month on which gallery openings, public entertainment and other activities are provided in the historic area from 6:00 to 9:30 PM.  Details will be available in your welcoming package.  Our Friday Night BBQ at the Shannon Airport is timed early so that members can participate in the “First Friday” activities. Detailed information on lodging, activities, schedule and registration form can be found at the following websites:

Sugarloaf Members Featured in Baltimore Style Magazine!!!

Wow - what a great article!!!  And CAP Member / Budding Pilot Jordan, who took her first GA flight in ARC Race Teams Plane "Freakin Awesome" is the Cover Girl! Congrats to all of ladies for representing us! Check out the Magazine at