Valley Chapter 99s was founded on March 18, 1981 by members of the
chartered by the Ninety Nines, Inc., which is an international
organization with a membership of over 6,500 licensed women pilots from 35
countries. We are a non-profit, charitable membership corporation
holding 501(c)(3) US tax status.
is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Although there are other female
pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of
achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines.
organization started on November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream,
Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots were sent a
letter by Amelia Earhart to invite them to assemble for mutual support and
the advancement of aviation. Louise Thaden was elected secretary and
worked tirelessly to keep the group together as we struggled to organize
and grow. In 1931, Amelia Earhart was elected as the organization's first
president and the group was named for the 99
Ninety-Nines are professional pilots for airlines, industry, and
government; we are pilots who teach and pilots who fly for pleasure; we
are pilots who are technicians and mechanics. But first and foremost, we
are women who love to fly!