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Responses to “flying high” photo request:

Margy Boyle sent us a few of her more artistic photos from the air to share:


Gretchen Kah sent us the following amazing photos while flying tandem in 206 amphibious float plane and 185 bush plane:

Gretchen on approach to KHAF on November 21, 2021
Gretchen flying to KHAF tandem in 206 amphibious float plane and 185 bush plane (how fun that must have been!!)
More from Gretchen’s tandem flight
Gretchen over our beautiful Golden Gate!!
Our City by the Bay on a perfect day!!


Maddy Schwarz, our Tam High grad who joined our group 3 years ago, now has her PP, Instrument and CFI from Southern Utah University. Per her mom, Maddy is two in her class and dispatching right now. “She has really come out of her shell. I love hearing her on the radio” says Deb Schwarz.

Maddy after earning her CFI certificate. Way to go, Maddy!! We are SO PROUD OF YOU!!!


Cindy Pickett is flying high, but in canyons in Moab, Utah. You are truly our adventure diva, Cindy!!

End of Year/Holiday Gathering for Marin 99s

On November 20, our energetic group of Marin 99s met for the last time for 2021. A good time was had by all as we enjoyed great brunch dishes brought by everyone and shared our recent flight activities. We are wishing Barbara O’Grady a speedy recovery from her broken foot. Our next meeting has been scheduled for January 16, 2022. Happy Holidays, everyone!!!

Sue, Dianna, Madison, Gretchen, Rita, Amanda, Diane, Val, Lisa, Sue, Marielle and Alyssa.

Girl Scouts are back!!

On October 16 we had Petaluma Girl Scout Troop 10052, 4th Grade Juniors, learning aviation basics to earn their Girl Scout Aviation Badges. Big thanks to Barbara O’Grady for teaching the class, Rick Beach for setting up the audio, Rebecca Oppendiasano, new flight instructor at Gnoss to share her flight training experience with the girls, and Dianna Wilusz and Sue Samir helping with set up. Hopefully we planted a few aviation seeds in their little brains. The girls were very engaged and asked great questions! Was lots of fun showing off our airport to the group, especially when our Red Tails vintage aircraft took off for formation flying.

Marin 99s meet on September 25

In attendance was Barbara, Rita, Dianna, Lisa, Margy, Sue S. and Sue R. We covered various topics, such as Barbara’s Power Point to promote our Gnoss Field, Marielle’s painting of the compass rose at Angwin and our upcoming Girl Scout Aviation Badge Classes scheduled for October 16 and October 23. Pat Scanlon gave us a First Class tour of his new Cirrus Vision Jet. WOW!!!

Next meeting scheduled for November 21. See you all then. Cheers!!