The Tucson 99s were formed in the summer of 1951 with five members. Since then, we've grown exponentially, and our local members have received several honors for their service.
Kaye Craig (2012).
Barbara Harper (2004)
Fran Strubeck (2003)
Mearl Frame (1991)
The Southwest Section of the International Ninety-Nines, Inc is made up of these U.S. states: California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
The Southwest Section holds about 25% of the International Ninety-Nines membership with over 1,600 members and 56 chapters.
Currently, our Tucson 99s local chapter has a little more than 50 members. That's 50 women pilots, of all ages and experience levels in the local area, with many flying their own planes or rentals at various airports around the region. We may be spread out on the airport ramps, but we come together as a group to learn from and support OUR MISSION:
Promote 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!" Learn More.