Scioto Valley 99s

Central Ohio Chapter of the Ninety-Nines

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Upcoming Events

Chapter Meetings usually (but not always) are held in the Administration Building, on the south side of the OSU airport, 2160 W. Case Road in Columbus.

99s International Meating

Posted: August 2, 2015
99-shaped Wurst Scioto Valley 99s co-chairmen Janie McIntire and Paula Rumbaugh attended the International Conference in Munich, Germany, July 5–10. There we met many women pilots, including pilots not only from the Western world, but also from Jordan, Iran, India, and China. How inspiring to meet these women from countries in which it must be quite a challenge to enter a profession traditionally populated by men. The International website will have coverage and photographs of the conference, which drew over 130 women. But I wanted to share one photograph that may not be mounted there. This sign was outside an optician’s shop on the nearby plaza. Guess they decided to use the traditional, popular Bavarian sausage to advertise their wares!

—Paula Rumbaugh

SV99s Meet with Shaesta Waiz

Posted: August 2, 2015
Shaesta Waiz in her cockpit Several members of the Scioto Valley 99s chapter welcomed Shaesta Waiz and her friend Alberto Abed to Columbus on July 16. They flew from Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, FL, to CMH on their way to Oshkosh. Part of the welcoming party was Susan Reid, the sister of Jerry Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world. As part of the Dreams Soar project, Shaesta will be circumnavigating the world herself, solo, next year. Ms. Mock provided inspiration and gave her endorsement to Shaesta last year. Shaesta intends her flight to inspire and encourage young women everywhere to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Shaesta was born in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, just before her family fled to the U.S. She is Afghanistan’s first woman civilian pilot. Her father currently lives in Afghanistan and is a member of President Ashraf Ghani’s staff. Learn more about Shaesta’s planned flight at http://www.dreamssoar.com.

—Paula Rumbaugh

North Central Section Spring Meeting

Posted: May 1, 2015
Our Scioto Valley chapter hosted some 60 99s and guests at the Embassy Suites in Dublin for the annual Spring Meeting April 17–19, 2015. The meeting theme was Heart of Aviation/Africa, and centered on the new Heart of Africa exhibit at the Columbus Zoo. In fact, although not open to the public for the season, we were given a special tour of the area. Attendees learned all about the restoration, special preparation, and positioning of the Twin Beech 18 in the lion’s den. The weekend also included a welcome reception and movie (Out of Africa), the semi-annual business meeting (see http://www.ncs99s.org for meeting details), and a Saturday evening banquet with guest speaker, Dwight Jarboe, whose maintenance shop at Richard Downing Airport near Coshocton restores and maintains aircraft for Christian and humanitarian mission flying in remote areas around the world.

—Paula Rumbaugh

NCS meeting comes to an end

Posted: April 19, 2015
Group photo in front of a D18 Twin Beechcraft African bushplane at Columbus Zoo

Kicking off the 99s North Central Section Meeting

Posted: April 17, 2015
Three 99s at the registration table in the ground-floor atrium of the hotel 99 holding a carved wooden animal-head mask in front of her face

Jerrie Mock tribute at the Ohio Historical Society

Posted: March 29, 2015
Group photo at Ohio Historical Society

Members of the Scioto Valley 99s attend the Jerrie Mock tribute at OHS. The map in the background was Jerrie Mock’s route in 1964. Standing with us is Harriet Merriman, from Westerville, who portrayed Mock in this 30-minute reading from Mock’s book. She apparently made a presentation to the 99s at some point after her flight; thus, the sign in the background.

Register now for NCS Spring Meeting

Posted: March 11, 2015
Meeting Announcement with Theme Logo: Airplane over the Veldt Registration is open for the 99s North Central Section Spring Meeting to be held in Columbus, Ohio April 17–19. Full registration is $109 if postmarked by March 25. For more information see the schedule and registration form.

Fly Now Award open for applications

Posted: February 4, 2015
The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees is proud to announce the FLY NOW AWARD.

The Fly Now Award is available to Associate members of The 99s who are student pilots holding a student pilot certificate and is an award of up to $3,000 depending on the level of flight training completed.

Spring 2015 Fly Now Scholarship Application deadline is March 15, 2015. Applications are now available.

Award Description and Instructions

Application

Vicki passes her checkride!

Posted: January 29, 2015
Vicki with her airplane

Scioto Valley chapter member, Vicki Jo Evans, passed her checkride for the Private Pilot on January 28 at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH). Her instructor is chapter member, Chistine Mortine.

Congratulations Vicki!!!

Vicki in her cockpit

Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship

Posted: January 25, 2015

The Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship offers two annual scholarships to members of the NCS that are administered by the Chicago Area Chapter.

One scholarship ($2,000) is offered to assist a 99 in the completion of an additional pilot certificate or rating.

The other scholarship ($1,000) is offered to assist a Student Pilot Member complete her private pilot certificate.

The applicant must be in good standing as a current member of the 99s, the North Central Section, and her Chapter.

See the NCS website for details and the application forms.
2015 Deadline: March 1, 2015