Lake Erie 99s

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North Central Section

The Ninety-Nines, Inc.

International Organization of Women Pilots

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.
On November 2, 1929 at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York; 99 women pilots out of the 117 registered American female pilots met and decided to organize a group for women pilots for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. For the next few years Louise Thaden worked to keep the group together and grow. In 1931 Amelia Earhart was elected as the first president and the group was named for the for the 99 charter members. Today, The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”

The Lake Erie Chapter is one of 17 Chapters in the North Central Section of the 99s.


Lake Erie Chapter Officers: 2018-2019

Chair: Nancy Wood
Vice Chair: Lori Manthey
Secretary: Donna Benz
Treasurer: Alice Henry
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Chapter Meetings:

We would like to invite you to join us for a meeting and meet some of our Chapter’s pilots. We meet once a month at local airports or in members’ homes around Northeast Ohio. Come out and see us!

Lake Erie 99s