The Ninety Nines is the international organization of licensed women pilots from 47 countries. Inspiring women since 1929, the 99’s promote advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring the unique history and shared passion for flight. Chapter members contribute countless volunteer hours in mentorship and support of general aviation.
Scholarships, including the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship, have been making the dreams of flight a reality for women for more than seven decades. In 2013, the 99’s distributed more than $208,000 in scholarship grants to advance education and research opportunities in aviation and aerospace.
What is the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation
Each year, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is proud to recognize a select group of deserving aviation non-profit organizations nominated from members of the aviation community.