November 2, 1929 – This day in aviation history
Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots has continued and expanded that mission. Today, the organization promotes world fellowship through flight, provides networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community and preserves the unique history of women in aviation.
Amelia Earhart, who was to become the club’s illustrious first president, suggested naming it for the number of charter members. All 117 licensed women pilots in the United States were invited to become charter members and affirmative replies rolled in from “99”.