The cover story of the 2015 March/April 99s NEWS. After longing for years to become a seaplane pilot, Mary, at 47, started by getting her private certificate in six months. But she knew there had to be more — and there was. Mary now holds an ASEL, ASES, AMEL, CFI, DPE and is a FAASTeam member. She has over 5,500 hours, half of those land and half sea. Mary has flown to Alaska four times, raced in and judged the Air Race Classic and delivered many tailwheel planes across the country. She also recently had another article published in The 99 News on the topic of winter flying. Click HERE to download and read the story.
Mary has embarked on a new flight path recently -- inspirational speaker and author. Watch her promotional video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZM-yK3miBM&feature=youtu.be
Many faces, all in love with flying
We are a diverse group of aviators encompassing many professions – from airline pilots and CFIs to doctors, artists, photographers, teachers, public servants, business owners, parents – united by our shared mission to advance women in aviation.
Attend a meeting in your area and meet other women pilots
Participate in events, scholarship & aerospace education activities
The New England Section of The 99s is one of 26 sections of 99s in the world. Our membership is divided into chapters that are part of geographical "Sections" that cover several states in the U.S., provinces in Canada and countries.
There are three chapters within the New England Section:(Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), (Eastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Southern New Hampshire) and(Connecticut and Western Mass.)
New England Section of The 99s
CT Chapter member Constance Castillo (shown in far right photo, on right, with CT Chapter member Rebecca Green) was recently interviewed by "Mid LIFE Matters TV" and takes us through her journey of turning a layoff from a corporate sales career into an opportunity to follow her dream of working in aviation. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHF8jqB72XM
Click the cover to download and read Mary's story.
Small but Mighty!
The New England Section (comprised of three chapters) come together for meetings in the Spring and Fall of each year. The Section meeting is hosted by one of the chapters and is held in their geographic area of New England. Sections around the world take turns hosting the annual international conferences. Next year's conference is in Ottawa, Canada. Visit The 99s 2016 International Conference page for more information.
Other annual events hosted by the chapters of the New England Section include a fundraising flying Poker Run, Scholarship Luncheon and numerous other such as Girl Scout events, Fly-Ins, air shows, seminars, talks, tours, mentoring, support, support, support……
Say "Hello" to new member Robin Guillian. Robin is the sole full-time professor at Vermont Technical College Professional Pilot Technology program. She was interviewed recently for an article highlighting this newest addition to New England's aviation education programs. Read it here: http://www.vtc.edu/news/vermont-techs-first-class-pro-pilots
April 30, 2016 at the end of the NE Section Spring Meeting
Aerial photographer, author of Sea & Sand from the Sky.Margot (in photo on left) was recently featured on Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB weekly news magazine show Chronicle. See her interview HERE. Margot also spoke to Shutterbug.comabout her career. Margot and three other Cape Cod area 99s appeared in Cape Cod Lifeand Margot's photos recently appeared in South Shore Living.