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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 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 :)