Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Christmas at the Airport

 It's been a few years and we are finally bringing back Christmas at the Airport! 

UPDATE 11/30/23: All reservations are FULL - slots to visit with Santa on the day of the event will only be available if there are no-shows. Other activities do not require a reservation, including touring Yukon Sourdough, a 1942 DC3. Please note that Santa's arrival and departure via airplane and tours of the DC3 are subject to favorable weather conditions.

Santa Claus is coming to the Frederick Airport! Join us for a day of educational activities and let Father Christmas know what is on your list this year!
***Registration is required to visit Santa.  A $5 donation PER FAMILY (non-refundable) goes towards the Sugarloaf 99s Aviation Scholarship. Donations for the electronic child size airplane ride goes to the Ensign Dean R. Van Kirk Aviation Heritage Museum (NON REFUNDABLE).***
Registration is not required for the other activities!
When: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Where: AOPA National Aviation Community Center: 296 Bucheimer Road; Frederick, MD 21701
9am-9:30am: Sensory-Friendly time with Santa
9:35am Santa's arrival via airplane
9:45-12:45pm: Visit with Santa!
1:00pm: Santa departs via airplane
Activities include:
-ride on toy airplanes
-STEM demonstrations
- flight simulator (child ride)
...and more!
Please message us if your child may need special accommodations or a translator; we are happy to see what we can do to make this an enjoyable experience!

Thank you to our sponsors of this event:

Friday, October 6, 2023

Congratulations to Leah Murphy - 2023 Sugarloaf Scholarship Winner!

 Congrats to Maryland Chapter Member Leah Murphy, who earned her Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Certificate on July 19, 2023! Leah was able to complete this training thanks to the scholarship provided to her by the Sugarloaf Chapter. Leah will continue to pursue her certificates and ratings towards her goal of flying for a living.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023


 APPLICATION WINDOW IS APRIL 15, 2023 TO MAY 31, 2023 (now closed)

$4,500 – The Sugarloaf Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is offering a minimum of two

scholarships to a maximum of three scholarships with a total value of $4,500. The minimum

amount per scholarship is $1,500. These scholarships are awarded in honor the “small but

mighty” Sugarloaf 99’s chapter, who provides inspiration and support to fellow aviatrix of

our chapter and section to help them pursue their aviation related goals. Funds may be used for any phase of flight

training (initial pilot through ATP including instrument, instructor, or other ratings), checkride fees, written exam fees,

academic work related to aviation, air racing, charity flying, or any other reasonable flying-related activity. Eligible

applicants include students or full members of the Mid-Atlantic Region of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. that have been a

member of International and the Section for at least 180 days by the application deadline date.

Additional requirements:

(1) Must be 16 years old or older to apply

(2) Mentor: Initial Certificate and Instrument Rating requires a mentor that is also part of the section to be identified.

The applicant and mentor must both agree to report on progress monthly to the Sugarloaf Scholarship Chair.

(3) Funds will be paid to the vendor directly or reimbursed to the applicant at the discretion of the Sugarloaf Scholarship

Committee after receipt of evidence achieving specific milestone(s), expense receipts, or other criteria agreed upon

at the time of award notification.

(4) Any activity that funds are requested for can be started but may not be completed prior to the application deadline.

If the activity is completed prior to the awarding of the scholarships you are still eligible as long as you inform the

scholarship committee of your progress (ie. don’t stop training to see if you win).

(5) Funds must be requested on or before June 30, 2024. Any remaining funds not requested by this date will be

returned to the Sugarloaf 99s scholarship fund to use for a future scholarship.



Questions may be directed to Chair@sugarloaf99s.org