Our Marin 99, Diane Rearwin Root shares history of her father’s Rearwin Aircraft: 1929 – 1940

Over the last few years, Diane Rearwin Root has donated much of her father’s memorabilia to the Pioneer Flight Museum in Kingsbury, Texas. Roger Freeman has restored and occasionally flies the Rearwin bi-wing (photo below). Only 6 of these airplanes were built, one of which Ruth Nichols flew in the very first Powder Puff Derby in 1929.

The Rearwin Bi-wing flown by Ruth Nichols in the first Powder Puff Derby in 1929. Only 6 prototypes were built.
Roger Freeman and Diane Rearwin Root in front of a Rearwin Sportster. This is one of 273 of the single engine sport monoplanes built in1935.

Bay Cities 99s joins the Marin 99s for meeting on April 16, 2022

Our Marin 99s welcomed the Bay Cities 99s at our recent meeting. In spite of the inclement weather (often referred to IFR) we had a great group of women pilots who drove in. Unfortunately, many of our members were not able to attend, so hopefully the next time we will have a full hangar. Rick Beach was our guest speaker, presenting his Power Point presentation on Gnoss Field and general aviation as a valuable asset to our communities. We bid farewell to Dianna Wilusz as she and her partner, Lisa Lewis, head to Florida for a new adventure in life. We will miss them both. Happy trails to our aviatrices!

See you all at our next meeting on May 21!! Have a great and safe month!!

Rick Beach giving his presentation regarding Gnoss Field with the Marin 99s and Bay Cities 99s.
Dianna up in her Cherokee 180 on April 17, 2022
Beautiful day for Dianna to be flying over our Golden Gate Bridge!

Marin 99s hold Scout Aviation Merit Badge Class

Last Saturday, Barbara O’Grady and Sue Royce held another Girl Scout Aviation Badge Class. In attendance were 11 scouts who learned about aerodynamics, forces of flight, flight sectional, instrument panel and much more. It was followed up by a preflight of Sue’s Cherokee 180 and a visit to the Observation Deck where we watched aircraft takeoff and land. Rebecca Oppedisano, Pat Scanlon’s new CFII, talked to the girls about her experience of becoming a pilot. All had a great time. Let’s hope we planted a few aviation seeds in those little brains.

Gnoss Field Community Association posted: ” On Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Gnoss Field, the Marin 99s hosted Troop 27 of Scouts from Novato, CA. Barbara O’Grady and Susan Royce presented the ground school information available here as a PDF file. Scout Aviation Merit Badge Presentation-20220319″   New post on Gnoss Field Community Association   Marin 99s Present Scouts Aviation Merit Badge by Gnoss Field Community Association On Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Gnoss Field, the Marin 99s hosted Troop 27 of Scouts from Novato, CA. Barbara O’Grady and Susan Royce presented the ground school information available here as a PDF file. Scout Aviation Merit Badge Presentation-20220319Download Videos are not displayed in this email and must be viewed on the website. Gnoss Field Community Association | March 19, 2022 at 12:12 pm | Categories: Info for Neighbors, Info for Youth, Marin 99s | URL: https://wp.me/pcVxPl-fs Comment    See all comments   Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Gnoss Field Community Association.
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Marin 99s / Gnoss Field – Upcoming Events

3/17-19/22 – Women in Aviation Conference – Nashville, Tennessee  – https://www.wai.org/22conference

3/19/22 – GFCA breakfast meeting – Scanlon’s Maintenance Hangar 10 – 11:30a.m.

3/19/22 – Scout Merit Badge Class 12 noon until 2 p.m.  (combined Girl and Boy Scout Badge class)

3/26/22 – EAA/Young Eagles at Gnoss Field.  Contact Ken Mercer, mercer.k@comcast.net , to sign up as an EAA Young Eagles volunteer pilot or if you have young people who want to sign up to fly.   More information to follow.

4/16/22 – Marin 99s meeting at Sue’s hangar.

5/21/22 – Marin 99s meeting at Sue’s hangar.

7/6-10/22 – Ninety-Nines International Conference, Charleston, South Carolina

7/25-31/22 – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin

November Eight Zero Triple Three; Postcards From Death Valley – Marielle’s Flight to Furnace Creek

My pilot friend Marielle Coeytaux took me on an aviation adventure From Petaluma, California (O69) to Furnace Creek, Death Valley, California (L06) in her Cessna 172 Skyhawk. It takes a lot of weather, airspace, and fuel planning to visit this place, but it’s well worth it. Great pilotage by an experienced flyer. A wonderful opportunity to do some aerial photography!

Peter Thoshinsky

Music courtesy Lobo Loco , M33 Products, and Alextree.