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Maddie Schwarz passes her Checkride as a Private Pilot!!

Maddie here. Sorry I haven’t reached out in a bit, I wanted to wait until I
had some exciting news! I passed my Checkride the other day! Been a lot of
hard work but I couldn’t have picked a better program. I’ll keep you updated with my milestones! Thank you so much for helping me get started, that truly made an impact and has inspired me to do the same. I’ve attached a photo that was taken right after my practical test. Btw- I get to fly the coolest planes! Cirrus SR-20 pictured below. 

Second Annual Marin 99s Paella dinner

Gretchen outdid herself again as the best cook/hostess in San Francisco!! We all had a blast telling flying stories, eating the scrumptious paella and other dishes brought by our aviatrixes. Of course, we washed it all down with some mighty fine wines.    


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