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Scioto Valley 99s

Central Ohio Chapter of the Ninety-Nines
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Chapter Meetings usually (but not always) are held in the T-Hangar offices, on the south side of the OSU airport, 2160 W. Case Road in Columbus.

Marysville Compass Rose Repainted

Posted May 7, 2017
Freshly Repainted KMRT Compass Rose

In 2007, the Scioto Valley Chapter painted a prominent Compass Rose just outside the FBO office at Marysville, Ohio's Union County airport (KMRT). Over the intervening ten years to 2017, that rose had seen a lot of use, and it even survived through some minor asphalt recoatings, but it finally got dim enough to justify a renewal. Normally in a case like this, we get called to lay out an entirely new compass rose after a new seal coat has been applied and has had enough time to cure, but that wasn't scheduled to happen soon at KMRT.

Instead, the airport administration elected to have us repaint the old Compass Rose exactly as it was in 2007, and they would accept the nuisance of having about one-half degree of pointing error in its Magnetic Directions (and worsening at about 0.04° per year). That saved us a significant amount of layout time when we showed up at the airport to paint on Sunday, May 7, because enough of the old lines were visible to let us begin painting directly, without need for any new measurements or any new chalk lines. We could easily just 'eyeball' the old lines well enough to guide our brushes and rollers.

Here's a view of the finished repaint job, with even the old 2007 date refreshed in our signature, less than three hours after we touched the first brush to the pavement. That's the fastest time to completion of any compass-rose project we've done yet!

Alice Jackson Scholarship

Posted March 9, 2017
The Scioto Valley Chapter is offering another of their Alice Jackson Scholarship awards for flight-training support, and two additional Check-Ride Assistance scholarships.
See the Scholarships page for details.

Right-Seat Companion

Posted: July 15, 2016
The Scioto Valley Chapter has scheduled another of our popular Right-Seat Companion weekend courses to be held September 10–11, 2016 at the Madison County Airport (KUYF) in London, Ohio. Full details are available on our Right-Seat Companion page.
Registration deadline is August 31, but class size will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants, so plan to register early.

Update: Unfortunately, we received insufficient numbers of registrations to meet our expenses for the 2016 course, and had to cancel. We hope to do better in 2017.

99s International Meating

Posted: August 2, 2015
99-shaped Wurst Scioto Valley 99s co-chairmen Janie McIntire and Paula Rumbaugh attended the International Conference in Munich, Germany, July 5–10. There we met many women pilots, including pilots not only from the Western world, but also from Jordan, Iran, India, and China. How inspiring to meet these women from countries in which it must be quite a challenge to enter a profession traditionally populated by men. The International website will have coverage and photographs of the conference, which drew over 130 women. But I wanted to share one photograph that may not be mounted there. This sign was outside an optician’s shop on the nearby plaza. Guess they decided to use the traditional, popular Bavarian sausage to advertise their wares!

—Paula Rumbaugh

SV99s Meet with Shaesta Waiz

Posted: August 2, 2015
Shaesta Waiz in her cockpit Several members of the Scioto Valley 99s chapter welcomed Shaesta Waiz and her friend Alberto Abed to Columbus on July 16. They flew from Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, FL, to CMH on their way to Oshkosh. Part of the welcoming party was Susan Reid, the sister of Jerry Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world. As part of the Dreams Soar project, Shaesta will be circumnavigating the world herself, solo, next year. Ms. Mock provided inspiration and gave her endorsement to Shaesta last year. Shaesta intends her flight to inspire and encourage young women everywhere to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Shaesta was born in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, just before her family fled to the U.S. She is Afghanistan’s first woman civilian pilot. Her father currently lives in Afghanistan and is a member of President Ashraf Ghani’s staff. Learn more about Shaesta’s planned flight at

—Paula Rumbaugh

North Central Section Spring Meeting

Posted: May 1, 2015
Our Scioto Valley chapter hosted some sixty 99s and guests at the Embassy Suites in Dublin for the annual Spring Meeting April 17–19, 2015. The meeting theme was Heart of Aviation/Africa, and centered on the new Heart of Africa exhibit at the Columbus Zoo. In fact, although not open to the public for the season, we were given a special tour of the area. Attendees learned all about the restoration, special preparation, and positioning of the Twin Beech 18 in the lion’s den. The weekend also included a welcome reception and movie (Out of Africa), the semi-annual business meeting (see for meeting details), and a Saturday evening banquet with guest speaker, Dwight Jarboe, whose maintenance shop at Richard Downing Airport near Coshocton restores and maintains aircraft for Christian and humanitarian mission flying in remote areas around the world.

—Paula Rumbaugh

NCS meeting comes to an end

Posted: April 19, 2015
Group photo in front of a D18 Twin Beechcraft African bushplane at Columbus Zoo

Kicking off the 99s North Central Section Meeting

Posted: April 17, 2015
Three 99s at the registration table in the ground-floor atrium of the hotel 99 holding a carved wooden animal-head mask in front of her face

Jerrie Mock tribute at the Ohio Historical Society

Posted: March 29, 2015
Group photo at Ohio Historical Society

Members of the Scioto Valley 99s attend the Jerrie Mock tribute at OHS. The map in the background was Jerrie Mock’s route in 1964. Standing with us is Harriet Merriman, from Westerville, who portrayed Mock in this 30-minute reading from Mock’s book. She apparently made a presentation to the 99s at some point after her flight; thus, the sign in the background.

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Fly Now Award open for applications

Posted: February 4, 2015
The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees is proud to announce the FLY NOW AWARD.

The Fly Now Award is available to Associate members of The 99s who are student pilots holding a student pilot certificate and is an award of up to $3,000 depending on the level of flight training completed.

Spring 2015 Fly Now Scholarship Application deadline is March 15, 2015. Applications are now available.

Award Description and Instructions


Vicki passes her checkride!

Posted: January 29, 2015
Vicki with her airplane

Scioto Valley chapter member, Vicki Jo Evans, passed her checkride for the Private Pilot on January 28 at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH). Her instructor is chapter member, Chistine Mortine.

Congratulations Vicki!!!

Vicki in her cockpit

Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship

Posted: January 25, 2015

The Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship offers two annual scholarships to members of the NCS that are administered by the Chicago Area Chapter.

One scholarship ($2,000) is offered to assist a 99 in the completion of an additional pilot certificate or rating.

The other scholarship ($1,000) is offered to assist a Student Pilot Member complete her private pilot certificate.

The applicant must be in good standing as a current member of the 99s, the North Central Section, and her Chapter.

See the NCS website for details and the application forms.
2015 Deadline: March 1, 2015