Marin 99s celebrate Girls in Aviation Day

On October 5, over 50 Girl Scouts attended an Aviation Class taught by Certified Ground Instructor, Barbara O’Grady.  They learned about aerodynamics, avionics, flight sectionals, traffic patterns and did a
preflight with members of our Marin 99s Chapter.  Capt. Dave Nicholson, Civil Air Patrol Commander of Squadron 23, gave a short description of the opportunities as a CAP cadet.  Let’s hope we see some of these little scouts return to the airport for flight lessons. It was a very fun day had by all.

Marin 99’s tour the bay in the Beaver

Marin 99s take another seaplane flight in the Beaver thanks to Alyssa Abbey.
After the flight, we all enjoyed a fun-filled dinner and evening at Sue’s
house.  Super fun time!!



Marin 99s Upcoming Calendar

July 22-28 –         EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh

July 27 –              Meeting cancelled

August 3 –           Orbis International Flying Eye Hospital – Tour at Oakland Airport

August 4 –           Novato Space Station Festival in Novato.  

Contact Angie Hutchins at if you want to volunteer.

August 17 –         Introductory DART training Session.  

For more info  on DART contact Marielle Coeytaux at

August 24 –         Next Marin 99s meeting

10 a.m. until 12 noon, Sue’s hangar/B101 – Gnoss Field

Sept. 21 –            EAA / Young Eagles day.  If you can volunteer as a pilot or just help out with event contact Ken Mercer at

October 3-6 –     Register for SWS Conference in San Luis Obispo.  For more info go to

October 19 –      Marin 99s meeting

October 26 –      Bay Area DART exercise

Dec. 7 –               GFCA / Marin 99s / EAA Holiday Party

Marin 99’s supports STEM program

Marin 99s is supporting the STEM – Pegasus program at San Marin High where the seniors are building an RV-12.   We contributed $1,000 towards the program and also took some of the seniors flying at the end of the school year.  Val Westen and Sue Royce enjoyed taking the girls up for a flight around the Bay Area.   For more information about the STEM – Pegasus program, check out their website at

Alyssa Abbey passed her check ride!!

On April 26, 2019, Alyssa Abbey passed her check ride!!

“Hi everyone! Yesterday I passed my check ride and at last I’m a qualified private pilot. I feel so relieved and happy, and I’d recommend to anyone looking for a DPE to travel to Lincoln and go with Ashley Snider. She really put me at ease.  AND – anyone looking for someone to fly right seat/be 2nd pair of eyes/navigator for $100 hamburgers or further afield – I’m very willing :)



SANTA ROSA NINETY-NINES Aviation Scholarship

Purpose:  To provide funding to be used for a specific rating or certification to further the recipient’s pursuit of a career in aviation.

Award Amount:             $3,000

Eligibility:    Any women at least 17 years of age, holding at minimum a current private license, a current medical, and a current flight review.  Must reside within 150 miles of the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, be eligible for the rating being applied for (i.e.: number of flight hours required, rating required, medical required), and have completed any written requirements for the rating before funds are dispersed. 

Application Due:                      June 15, 2019

For additional applications see our website at

Girl Scout Aviation Badge Day at Gnoss Field

Marin 99s has another Girl Scout Aviation Badge Day at Gnoss Field.  Barbara O’Grady does a wonderful job explaining the principals of aerodynamics, flight sectional, parts of an airplane, traffic patterns and more to a local Mill Valley Girl Scout troop on March 30.   We hope we have planted the aviation seed in these young ladies.