In Conversation with U-2 spy plane pilot, Col. Merryl Tengesdal

Last week on Instagram the 99s had a great ‘Live’ conversation with Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal (Ret.), one of eight female pilots to ever fly the U-2 and the only black female pilot during the aircraft’s history. “I have seen the curvature of the earth,” Tengesdal said. “I have seen sights most people will never see. Flying at over 70,000 feet is really beautiful and peaceful. I enjoy the quiet,…

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Award of Excellence Winner 2021!

CONGRATULATIONS to EMILEE C who is our winner of the  First Canadian Chapter (FCC) , AWARD of EXCELLENCE for 2021 ! Emilee is with the Durham Flight Centre out of the Oshawa Airport and earned her Commercial licence in 2021. She will receive a complimentary one year 99s membership , a cash award and an individual plaque. Emilee’s name will be added to our list of previous recipients.  Welcome Emilee !!  You…

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Congratulations to Zara Rutherford, member of the British Section 99s!

Zara just completing an epic 41-country journey spanning over 52,000 kilometers (32,300 miles), and broke two Guinness World Records in the process. “I made it,” Rutherford, exclaimed as she received a rapturous welcome on her arrival.You can still view the ‘live’ feeds on her FB page FlyZolo. Not only has she beaten the record held by American Shaesta Waiz, who was 30 when she circumnavigated the globe unaccompanied in 2017,…

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EXCITEMENT – COULD YOU BE THE WEBSTER TROPHY COMPETITION WINNER FOR 2022!!!!

We have partnered with the Webster Trophy for the 2022 competition. The annual Webster Memorial Trophy Competition seeks to identify “Canada’s Top General Aviation Pilot”. Throughout the various stages of the Webster Trophy Competition, applicants are assessed on the fundamental skills that are expected of the holder of a Private Pilot Licence. The Webster Memorial Trophy Competition is open to any person holding a valid Canadian Pilot Permit Recreational or…

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