About The 99s
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., is the first and only international
organization of licensed women pilots. From 35 countries, we currently have over 5,500 members throughout the world. We are
a non-profit, charitable membership corporation holding 501(c)(3) U.S. tax status. Our International Headquarters 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.
The organization came into being
November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots had been invited
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 until 1931, when Amelia Earhart was elected as first president
and the group was named for the 99 charter members.
Ninety-Nines are comprised of women who fly purely for fun, fly professionally for airlines, corporations, flight schools,
and government agencies, or fly their own airplanes for their own businesses. First and foremost, we are all women pilots
who love to fly!
Our Headquarters is
located in a two story building complex on six acres at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This is
also the site of our 99s Museum of Women Pilots, the world's largest collection of records, memorabilia, books, photographs,
and audio and video tapes on women pilots from history and today. We also have a museum in Atchison, Kansas, in Amelia Earhart's
Please stop in if
you are in the area. Our business hours are 9:00 AM to 5 PM Monday - Friday or by appointment.
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
4300 Amelia Earhart Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
405.685.7969 / 800.994.1929