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

Annual Meetings

The 2017 Northwest Section Fall Meeting: "Converge in the Gorge"
Troutdale, Oregon
September 14-17, 2017

Location and Activities

Oregon Pines and Columbia Cascade chapters are hosting the 2017 fall meeting at McMenamins Edgefield Resort, at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, 5 minutes from the Troutdale Airport (KTTD) and 15 minutes from PDX. The 74-acre estate offers lodging, dining, gardens, a movie theater, winery, brewery and distillery, full-service spa and salon, two par-3 golf courses, and original artwork and historical photographs around every corner. Activities include a WINGS seminar on Flying in the Gorge and a drive along the scenic Columbia Gorge Highway (constructed 1916), past Multnomah Falls on our way to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM). At WAAAM Judy Newman, the Director and fellow 99, will treat us to a presentation and tour.

Hotel Accommodations

Make your reservations early in this area popular with tourists! We have a block of rooms held for us at both Edgefield and Best Western. Identify yourself as one of the Northwest Ninety-Nines Section Meeting participants.

  1. Edgefield Resort (block of 24 European style rooms w/common private bath). View more details on the Edgefield website. Rates vary from $30 for a hostel bunk to $160+, depending upon the size of room and options chosen. 503-669-8610, 2126 SW Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060
  2. Best Western Plus - Cascade Inn & Suites (Regular rate $169.99 is discounted 10% once we book the 10 rooms they are holding for us).
    Best Western Troutdale website, 503-491-9700, 23525 NE Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060

Schedule and Registration

pdf fileFULL 2017 Conference Schedule
pdf file2017 Conference Registration Form

Past Meetings

2016 Location and Activities

Greater Seattle, Mt. Tahoma, and Western Washington chapters hosted the Fall 2016 "Soar the Sound" meeting in Everett, Washington. After the Saturday morning business meeting at the hotel, we who participated walked over for the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, followed by a reception and banquet with a guest speaker. Other tours and seminars provided further entertainment and enlightenment.

Hotel Accommodations

The 2016 Northwest Section meeting took place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Mukilteo, WA 98275

2015 Location and Activities

The Intermountain Chapter welcomed us to the great northwest city of Spokane, Washington. It was "Plane Fun!": arts and entertainment, restaurants, wineries, golf, shopping, and outdoor fun, all within walking distance or via hotel shuttle. VisitSpokane.com can provide more information on special tours and places to visit.

Felts Field (KSFF) supported our fly-gal guests with waived tie-down fees (3-4 days) at Transient Parking, and Western Aviation offered some really nice fuel discounts. Alaska Airlines provided a 5% discount.

Hotel Accommodations

The Northwest Section Meeting took place at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, conveniently located beside the Spokane River and the iconic Centennial trail, and within walking distance to the Riverfront Park and downtown Spokane. 

Meeting Rotation Schedule

Hosting Chapter(s) Year and Location
Eastern Idaho
Idaho
2003: McCall, ID
Greater Seattle 2004: Port Angeles, WA
Intermountain
2005: Spokane, WA
Mid-Columbia
Central Oregon
Crater Lake Flyers
2006: Ashland, OR
Devils Tower
Montana
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
2007: Gillette, WY
Alaska
Cook Inlet
Mat-Su Valley
Midnight Sun
2008: Anchorage, AK
Columbia Cascade
Oregon Pines
2009: Vancouver, WA
Eastern Idaho
Idaho
2010: Boise, ID
Greater Seattle
2011: Vancouver, BC
Mid-Columbia
Central Oregon
Crater Lake Flyers
2012: Walla Walla, WA
Montana
2013: Bozeman, MT
Alaska
Cook Inlet
Mat-Su Valley
Midnight Sun
2014: Fairbanks, AK
Intermountain
2015: Spokane, WA
Greater Seattle
Mount Tahoma
Western Washington
2016: Everett, WA
Columbia Cascade
Oregon Pines
2017: Troutdale, OR
Eastern Idaho
Idaho
2018: Idaho Falls, ID
Mid-Columbia
Cascade
Crater Lake Flyers
2019
Montana
Wyoming
Big Sky
2020
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