Showing posts from January, 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!

AOPA Floats Request for Support for 80th Anniversary Fly-in to City

The Airport Owners and Pilots Association will celebrate 80 years in business in May, and its representatives want support from city officials to hold an anniversary fly-in at Frederick Municipal Airport.

AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

Looking for financial help to fund flight training? Check out this link just posted by AOPA! Don't wait!!!!

Millicent Young, military pilot in World War II, dies at 96 in Colorado Springs

So sad that we are losing our Greatest Generation ...... another WASP has flown west

Air Race Classic registration opens

Registration opened Jan. 2 for the forty-third annual Air Race Classic. The women's cross-country air race kicks off on June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends on June 21 in Well and, Ontario, Canada.

Fly Out!

We will be doing a flyout on 1/20/19 to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE) in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  This is a fairly easy flight from FDK over the rolling hills to the west. LBE is a towered airport with a great airport restaurant called DeNunzio's. We will depart FDK approximately 11 a.m., planning to meet for lunch at 12:30.  This event is open to all. Please contact us for more information.
WAI UPCOMING HAPPENINGS:   AOPA/Frederick Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:30pm  Where: You Can Fly Academy Auditorium, 411 Aviation Way, Frederick MD 21701 30th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 14-16, 2019, Long Beach CA. Use #WAI19 For more information, visit . 

On this day in history...

Photos: Earhart begins her Trans-Pacific solo flight

2020 Flyover of Nation's Capital Announced!

To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled will fly above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2020, the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Former flight attendant Lynn Rippelmeyer describes the combination of sheer determination and luck that gave her the chance to become to a commercial pilot in the 1970s, at a time when many believed women were incapable of the job.

Lynn's Path to the Sky

Air Race Classic Registration is now OPEN!