Austin Hill Country Ninety-Nines

Flying the Texas Hill Country since 1964

THE NINETY-NINES, INC.®, is an international organization of licensed women pilots from 44 countries - we currently have thousands of  members throughout the world. We are a non-profit, charitable membership corporation holding 501(c)(3) U.S. tax status. Our International Headquarters is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 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.

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 Austin Hill Country Chapter of the Ninety-Nines (originally named,  Austin Chapter) was formed on August 22nd, 1964 by 15 female pilots in the Austin, TX area. Our group has participated in the Ninety-Nines tradition of airmarking at airports in the local area, partnered with local Girl Scouts and EAA chapters to teach and mentor youth, and so much more to promote the love of flight.

Sarah Wendt

Chapter Chair & Newsletter Editor

Desiree "Dez" Staffeldt

Vice Chairman

Larissa Aspiras


Michelle Kopplow


Lisa Halvorson

Membership Chair

  •  7/13/2024 10:00 AM
  •   217 Airport Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

At 10 AM we will enjoy brunch in the T82 terminal building conference room, including chilled wine/mimosas/mocktails. Then, at 10:30 AM we will enjoy Angel Flight South Central speaking about their organization followed by a business meeting.

  •  8/10/2024 10:00 AM
  •   190 Pershing Ln, Kingsbury, TX 78638, USA

Fly in or drive for a tour of the Pioneer Flight Museum at the Kingsbury Aerodrome. After the tour, we will drive (or fly) to lunch in Lockhart. Plan to enjoy some BBQ at Terry Blacks (900 N Colorado St, Lockhart, TX 78644). If you plan on flying email

  •  9/21/2024 10:00 AM
  •   4309 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719

Save the date for the 10th Annual Girls in Aviation Day on September 21, 2024! Hosted by Women in Aviation (WAI) Austin chapter.

  •  9/27/2024 01:00 PM - 9/29/2024 10:00 AM
  •   2500 South Shore Boulevard, League City, TX 77573, USA

The Houston Chapter is excited to invite you to 'Space City' for their 'Out of This World' Fall 2024 South Central Section Meeting. Home of NASA and the astronaut training program, the location in League City offers the opportunity to easily visit the NASA facility.

  •  10/12/2024 09:00 AM - 10/13/2024 04:00 PM
  •   1877 Airport Loop, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA

We will be painting a compass rose to airmark Kerrville Airport.

  •  6/7/2024 12:00 PM
  •   2409 Co Rd 210, Bertram, TX, USA


  •  6/6/2024 07:00 PM
  •   1905 Aldrich St suite 115, Austin, TX 78723, USA

Test your aviation knowledge with categories like aviation history, aircraft identification, FAA regulations, meteorology, aviation inspired pop culture, and more!

  •  5/11/2024 09:30 AM
  •   2333 FM758, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA

Hosted by the San Antonio 99s. Fly or volunteer for their May Poker Run.

  •  4/26/2024 09:00 AM - 4/27/2024 10:00 PM
  •   210 Avenger Field Rd, Sweetwater, Texas 79556, USA

Tickets are for sale until April 16th or until sold out for the WASP Celebration Brunch & The Rendezvous Dinner. Tickets are non-refundable and cancellations will be considered a donation.

  •  4/6/2024 09:00 AM
  •   600 S Hangar Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628, USA

A few 99s are planning on attending Aviators Breakfast at Georgetown Airport hosted by Cutter Aviation.

  •  4/5/2024 06:00 PM - 4/7/2024 10:00 AM
  •   401 Main St Atchison KS, 66002

The South Central Section is invited to charming Atchison, Kansas for the Spring 2024 Section meeting!

  •  3/25/2024 06:00 PM
  •   500 Terminal Dr, Georgetown, TX 78628, USA

Virtual AND In-Person Business Meeting.

  •  3/16/2024 09:00 AM
  •   2302 South Water Street, Burnet, TX, USA

99s booth cancelled due to weather.

  •  2/15/2024 07:00 PM
  •   1905 Aldrich St suite 115, Austin, TX 78723, USA

Hangout and mingle with local aviators. Test your knowledge with aviation trivia!

  •  1/20/2024 09:30 AM
  •   465 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Business meeting - Come prior to our meeting to the EAA 1088 Meeting

  •  12/17/2023 08:00 AM
  •   Varies

Cookie delivery day to KGTU, KEDC, KAUS, and KHYI

  •  12/16/2023 06:00 PM
  •   6012 Aviation Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Attendees will celebrate the holidays and participate in our cookie swap to create cookie variety boxes to deliver to local air traffic control towers.

  •  10/27/2023 11:00 AM - 11/2/2023 05:00 PM
  •   Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa - Jordan

2023 International 99s Conference will be held in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in October.

  •  9/28/2023 02:00 PM - 10/1/2023 11:00 AM
  •   3920 Boat Club Road, Lake Worth, TX 76135, USA

Ninety-Nines South Central Section Meeting Fall 2023 in Forth Worth, Texas

  •  9/23/2023 10:00 AM
  •   4309 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719, USA

Girls in Aviation Day is an annual event organized by Women in Aviation International (WAI) Chapters around the world to educate and empower young women interested in aviation and aerospace.

  •  9/9/2023 10:00 AM
  •   191 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Chapter business meeting

  •  8/26/2023 10:00 AM
  •   209 Corsair Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628, USA

CAF & Devil Dog Presentation with lunch to follow.


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