The Ninety-Nines was ahead of its time. Formed in 1929 by 99 female pilots, the organization today represents all aspects of aviation. Club members are professional commercial pilots, fly for the military, own their own planes, and just fly for fun.
Many people are fortunate to realize their dream of becoming a pilot. The path to realizing that dream takes many shapes and directions. Some realize their dream as commercial pilots and fly their own planes during their free time. Others have always had a love for all things aviation as long as they can remember.
Olga Mitchell took her first airplane flight when she was 12 years old. And from then on she was hooked.
In-flight emergencies can be anything from a sick passenger in need of medical attention to more severe scenarios such as a fire or electrical failure.
Aviation is a fascination for many of us. If you have ever been to an airplane show or exhibit, you've seen first-hand how many people are interested in so many aspects of flying and aviation.
We’ve always been particularly interested in pilots. What motivates them? How did they get started as a pilot? What are they thinking about when flying; whether for commercial flights or their own private planes? Those of us who have traveled on a small aircraft or have been right next to the pilot have an even better appreciation for what the pilot does and his or her level of command.