The Ninety-Nines First President, Amelia Earhart

The Ninety-Nines First President, Amelia Earhart

The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is the world’s largest and oldest organization of licensed women pilots. With chapters in 35 countries, the majority of our 6,500-plus members live in the United States. Although there are other female pilot organizations in various states and nations, virtually all women of achievement in aviation have been or are members of The Ninety-Nines.

Originally called the 99s Club, our organization began on November 2, 1929, at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. All 117 American female pilots had been invited to assemble for mutual support and the advancement of aviation. Amelia Earhart was elected as first president and the group was named for the 99 charter members.

Today Ninety-Nines are professional pilots for airlines, industry, and government; we are pilots who teach and pilots who fly for pleasure; we are pilots who are technicians and mechanics. But first and foremost, we are women who love to fly!

The Mission of the Ninety-Nines

The Ninety-Nines are dedicated to:

  • Promoting world fellowship through flight
  • Providing networking and scholarship opportunities for women and aviation education in the community
  • Preserving the unique history of women in aviation

How to contact the International Ninety-Nines

The Ninety-Nines, Inc. International Headquarters
Box 965, 7100 Terminal Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-0965

Telephone: 800-994-1929 or 405-685-7969
Fax: 405-685-7985

Send e-mail to our Headquarters at

For more contact information, please visit the International website.