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Northwest Section
of The Ninety-Nines
The international organization of women pilots.

Awards

We give the following awards to honor the women who have been a part of our Ninety-Nines flying history, and to inspire us all to continue in the great tradition and spirit of this group.

Nominations are due by July 15 of each year to the respective chairs.

Aerospace Education Award

In keeping with the educational mission of the Ninety-Nines, this award is given to the chapter who has made the most contributions to Aerospace Education in a given year.

How To Apply:

Nominations are made by the chapter chair or chapter aerospace education chair. Send nominations to the Section Aerospace Education Chair, Larae Stotts (larae_stotts@hotmail.com), who makes the final selection for the award.

Past Recipients of the Aerospace Education Award:

2016: Intermountain Chapter
2015: Oregon Pines
2014: Oregon Pines
2013: Columbia Cascade
2012: Alaska
2011: Oregon Pines
2010: Oregon Pines
2009: Oregon Pines
2008: Devils Tower
2007: Mid-Columbia
2006: Greater Seattle
2003: Mid-Columbia
2001: Oregon Pines
2000: Alaska
1999: Western Washington
1998: Greater Seattle
1997: Columbia Cascade
1996: Crater Lake Flyers

Behind The Clouds Award

The success of our chapters depends upon the hard-working individuals who put in time and energy and are always there to help. This award honors those individuals. This award is to honor someone who has not had prior recognition for her efforts. It may be given to a chapter officer or general member.

How To Apply:

Nominations come from chapter chairs and are sent to the Section Awards Chair, Gin Hildebrant, at vhildebrant@centurytel.net. The Awards chair selects the winner.

Past Recipients of the Behind The Clouds Award:

2016: Joy McDonald
Eastern Idaho Chapter
2015: Bev Clark
Oregon Pines
2014: Patty Livingston
Alaska
2013: Cassia Scarborough
Columbia Cascade
2012: Sandi Bills
Eastern Idaho
2012: Michelle Grits
Columbia Cascade
2011: Marian Hartley
Greater Seattle
2010: Brenda (BJ) Carter
Idaho
2009: Trish Hanna
Oregon Pines
2008: Barbara Thisted
Intermountain
2007: Elayne Brower
Mid-Columbia
2006: Judith Foster
MatSu Valley
2005: Beverly LaBrie
Idaho
2004: Carol Wharton
Mid-Columbia
2003: Jan Peterson
Idaho
2001: Doris Wolfstone
Western Washington
1997: Jan Liberty
Western Washington

Governor's Award

This award is given by the Northwest Section Governor to honor a 99 for her achievements in aviation. It is given each year to honor a member of the section who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in aviation.

The Governor's Award has replaced the Achievement Award which was given out last in 2001. The Achievement Award Trophy is now retired and is in the Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City. Recipients of that award are also listed here.

How To Apply:

Nominations come from chapter members or another Ninety-Nine who has personal knowledge of her achievements. Send to Section Governor Patty Viall (leoandpatty@hotmail.com). The Governor makes the final selection.

Past Recipients of the Governor's Award:

2016: Gene Nora Jessen
Idaho Chapter
2015: Patty Viall
Oregon Pines
2014: Deborah Origer
Oregon Pines
2013: Debra Plymate
Oregon Pines
2012: Linda Marshall
Montana
2011: Priscilla Cook
Western Washington
2010: Sandra Storhok
Eastern Idaho
2009: Marjy Leggett
Mid-Columbia
2008: Carolyn Carpp
Western Washington
2007: Trish Hanna
Oregon PInes
2006: Mildred Shinn
Intermountain
2005: Mary DeCanter
Oregon Pines
2002: Liz Lundin
Rainier
2001: Betty Larson
Columbia Cascade
(Achievement Award)
2000: Nancy Jensen
Greater Seattle
(Achievement Award)
1999: Nichole Kegel
(Achievement Award)
1998: Betty Prakken
Columbia Cascade
(Achievement Award)
1989: Jan Liberty
Western Washington
(Achievement Award)

Hot Pavement Award

To encourage airmarking, this award recognizes the chapter(s) that do the most airmarking projects in a year.

How To Apply:

Fill out the airmarking form after completing a project. See much more about airmarking and find the report form to file on this website under Activities. Submit the form, together with any photos, to the Awards chair, Gin Hildebrandt (vhildebrant@centurytel.net), who will select one or more recipient.

Past Recipients of the Hot Pavement Award:

2015: Eastern Idaho
2014: Matsu Valley, Alaska (2), Montana
2013: Idaho, Montana
2012: Mid-Columbia
2011: Mid-Columbia, Alaska, Idaho, Eastern Idaho, Greater Seattle
2011: Mat-Su Valley, Idaho, Mt. Tahoma
2010: Mid-Columbia, Idaho, Mat-Su, Alaska
2009: Mat-Su Valley, Alaska, Greater Seattle, Mt. Tahoma
2008: Mat-Su Valley, Alaska (7), Central Oregon, Greater Seattle, Mt. Tahoma, Intermountain
2007: Grater Seattle, Mat-Su Valley, Alaska
2006: Central Oregon, Intermountain (2), Alaska, Mat-Su Valley, Oregon Pines
2005: Mid-Columbia (2), Idaho
2004: Oregon Pines, Idaho, Alaska (2), Mat-Su Valley
2001: Idaho, Crater Lake Flyers (2), Mat-Su Valley
2000: Mid-Columbia, Idaho (2), Greater Seattle (2), Crater Lake Flyers (2)

Special Projects Fund

The Special Projects Fund provides a way for the Northwest Section to support the chapters, through small grants or loans, for special projects or activities which further the mission of The Ninety-Nines and for which there is no other funding available.

How To Apply:

The requesting chapter(s) will apply to the chair of the Northwest Section Finance Committee at least 30 days in advance of the need for the funds. The Finance Committee may discuss the request by email, telecon or at a scheduled BOD meeting. The Finance Committee will vote to recommend or not recommend to the BOD of the Northwest Section. The BOD of the Northwest Section will make the final decision.

Award Application - PDF Format Special Projects Fund Application

Past Recipient of the Special Projects Fund:

2015: A Gorgeous Air Race
Troutdale, OR
August 23, 2015

Spinning Prop Award

This is an award to encourage us to get out in our planes and log some hours. It is given to the person who has logged the most time between our annual section meetings in a noncommercial
status. Individuals receiving instruction training may count those hours toward the award.

How To Apply:

Selectee will verify hours by submitting her logbook entries to the Section Awards Chair, Gin Hildebrant (vhildebrant@centurytel.net).
NOTE: Logged time will be from August 1 to June 30 of the following year.

Past Recipients of the Spinning Prop Award:

2016: Sherry Kandle
Idaho Chapter
2015: Vanessa Nelson
Oregon Pines
2014: Barbe Park
Oregon Pines
2012: Vanessa Nelson
Oregon Pines
2011: Jeanne Wildman
Oregon Pines
2010: Jeanne Wildman
Oregon Pines
2009: Susan Harper
Idaho
2008: Pattie Payne
Intermountain
2007: Dell Keys
Idaho
2006: Karin Rodland
Mid-Columbia
2005: Dell Keys
Idaho
2004: Dell Keys
Idaho

Website Award

This award was intended to encourage chapters in their use of the Internet. Chapter websites were reviewed for their currency, interest, graphic design and information.

Past Recipients of the Website Award:

2013: Columbia Cascade
2012: Idaho
2011: Oregon Pines
2010: Alaska
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