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99s Fly!

Alaska Chapter Report

July 31, 2015

by Denise Saigh

The Alaska Chapter and the Mat-Su Valley Chapter have monthly meetings with speakers and also have many joint activities. In January, we gave a public presentation about Alaska's women pilots at the Alaska Aviation Museum's Lecture Series. In April, we taught a Flying Companion Seminar, Prepared Passenger Seminar, for EPA. In May, we had a 99s booth in the Alaska Airmen’s Association's annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, the Valdez Fly-In and the Hudson Memorial Fly-In. We sold raffle tickets for a toddler’s plane and a quilt made by Melanie Brown and Patty Livingston.

All these events raised money for women pilot scholarships. This year we awarded four scholarships to Alaska women: $1,750 Ellen Paneok Memorial Scholarship to J.E. Keeley Kaveolook of North Pole; $1,800 Mat-Su Chapter Private Pilot Scholarship to Nacole Gusty of Galena; $1,000 Alaska Chapter Private Pilot Scholarship to Jamie Lee Evan of McGrath; and $1,500 Alaska Chapter Advanced Training Scholarship to Willow Hetrick of Anchorage.

After all these events, we celebrated our summer picnic at the hangar of our Chapter Chairman Erika Bennett.

Alaska Chapter scholarship winner
Alaska Chapter Private Pilot Scholarship winner Jamie Lee Evan, Erika Bennett, Helen Johns, and Jean White.

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