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.
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. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”
The FLY NOW Award is a progressive award given to Student Pilot Members with a need for financial assistance to become licensed pilots. We've expanded the scope of this award to provide up to $6000 toward completion of the Recreational Pilot, Sport Pilot, or Private Pilot certificate, or non-U.S. equivalent, in any aircraft. This award will be given progressively to winners AFTER they complete four milestones in their training.
Applicant must be an official Student Pilot Member of The 99s by the submission deadline - there is a one month membership requirement. Must have, if required for the pilot certificate sought, a current medical certificate. Applicant need NOT have soloed or passed the written exam.
For more information, see The Fly Now Award.
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots awards 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 Memorial Scholarships and Awards.
For additional information on other scholarships, click here.
For information on the NY-NJ Section NEST Scholarship click here.
Members of the Ninety-Nines have the opportunity to get in all kinds of activities from Air Racing to Airmarking, there is sure to be activities you want to be a part of. We are a group of women who support each other in our pilot training, advancement, and endeavors.
In the past NY-NJ Section members have participated in and lead a variety of Seminars aimed towards providing support towards young women to include; career, educational, safety, experiences, and historical presentations.
The Ninety-Nines is a broad organiztion that has ways and activities for women of many backgrounds and interests to become involved in.
Here is a list of activities our section has participated in:
Air Race Classic, Poker Runs, Fly-Outs, Fly-Ins, Pennies a Pound, FAA Safety Talks, Airmarking, Educational Presentations, Historical Presentations, Picnics, Holiday Parties, Hanger Flying, Pancake breakfasts, Sun-N-Fun.
From the serious activities to the comedic, we enjoy sharing our experiences with each other.
Ninety-Nines Celebrate 90 Years
Long Island, NY
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, and aerodynamics, and aviation careers.