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Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots are represented in all areas of aviation today.

OUR MISSION --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.


Our members have plenty of scholarship opportunities!

Chapter Scholarships

Section Scholarships

  • The NY-NJ Section Scholarship is awarded to a female pilot or female student pilot who has been a member of the section for at least one year, in recognition of her earnest desire to further her aviation achievements. Click here for the 2024 application.


International Scholarships

  • The twice a year First Wings Award is a progressive award given to Student Pilot Members with a need for financial assistance to become licensed pilots. Applicant must be an official Student Pilot Member of The 99s by the submission deadline - there is a three month membership requirement. For more information, see The First Wings Award.

  • The annual Amelia Earhart (AE) Scholarship to deserving 99s with at least one year of membership, and with a need for financial assistance, so that they may complete advanced training and education to progress toward a specific goal in aviation and aerospace. For more information, see The Amelia Earhart (AE) Scholarship.


For even more scholarship opportunities, check out the Scholarships Summary!

Support - Speaking

Meet women from all walks of life engaging in the aviation world as a Ninety-Nine. We are a group of women who support each other in our pilot training, advancement, and endeavors. The camaraderie, support, and mentorship provided by the Ninety-Nines is second to none!


Sharing - Activities

Some of our favorite activities and meetups include:

Ninety-Nines Celebrate 90 Years

November 2019

Long Island, NY

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On November 2, 1929, 26 women pilots met in a hangar at Curtis Airport in Valley Stream, Long Island, NY, for the purpose of creating an organization “just for women pilots.”

Ninety years later, on November 9, 2019, the New York New Jersey Section of the Ninety-Nines held their Section Meeting and hosted Girl Scout Aviation Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, not far from the site of that original meeting, also on Long Island. Girl Scouts learned about navigation and maps, aircraft instruments, aerodynamics, and aviation careers.

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