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


Carol Foy


Lisa Halvorson

Membership Chair

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

Gates open at 9 AM. The Air Show will start around noon. Come learn about the Ninety-Nines and the Austin Hill Country Chapter at the Bluebonnet Air Show.

  •  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.

  •  7/9/2023 04:30 PM
  •   6012 Aviation Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA

RSVP Required - Contact Sarah Wendt

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  •  6/4/2023 12:00 PM
  •   5102 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719, USA

The Ninety-Nines and AOPA Flying Clubs Team have joined forces to bring you a day of in-person aviation education and entertainment.

  •  5/20/2023 11:00 AM
  •   191 Airport Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Celebrate the 75th birthday of Gillespie County Airport.

  •  5/13/2023 09:30 AM
  •   408 Boerne Stage Airfield, Boerne, TX 78006, USA

Come listen to speaker Tammie Jo Shults, retired US Navy Pilot, retired Southwest Airline Captain, and member of the San Antonio Chapter 99s! Due to limited space, RSVP's are required!

  •  5/13/2023 09:30 AM
  •   191 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1088. EAA is always looking for women pilots to volunteer. If you are interested, contact Philip Vaneau (210) 887-3135

  •  5/7/2023 09:00 AM - 5/7/2023 12:00 PM


  •  5/6/2023 10:00 AM - 5/6/2023 02:00 PM


  •  4/21/2023 03:00 PM - 4/23/2023 12:00 PM
  •   1770 Airway Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79925, USA

Welcome to El Paso, The Mountains of Texas, where you'll enjoy the hospitality of the Radisson Hotel located minutes from El Paso Airport (KELP). Free transportation to and from the airport is provided, as well as, a complimentary breakfast. Your weekend starts with a Welcoming Reception at the Radisson's atrium Friday evening including appetizers and cash bar. Following our business meeting Saturday morning, we'll visit War Eagles Air Museum which includes a section devoted to the 99's, followed by a stop at a local winery for refreshments. Then it's back to the Radisson Hotel where we've planned a true Mexican buffet-style banquet. A bedroom suite will be open 24 hours for the entire weekend for those who would like to display items for Fly Market, mingle or grab a quick snack. Fly Market items can also be displayed in the atrium during the welcoming reception and banquet.

  •  3/25/2023 09:00 AM
  •   700 Vandenberg Rd, Hondo, TX 78861, USA

HDO-SSF-BAZ-ERV-HDO Opportunities to volunteer at KERV and KBAZ. 2-3 volunteers at each location. KBAZ from approximately 11:30am-1:30pm. KERV 1:00pm-3:00pm. For more details:[]%7D

  •  3/18/2023 09:00 AM
  •   2402 S Water St, Burnet, TX 78611, USA

Gates open at 9 AM. The Air Show will start around noon. Come and learn about the Ninety-Nines and the Austin Hill Country Chapter at the Bluebonnet Air Show.

  •  2/11/2023 10:00 AM
  •   217 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

The first chapter business meeting for the year. Featuring Friend of the Ninety-Nines and Kid of WASP (KOW) Lynn "Lucky Lindy" Segall. He will be speaking about the WASP.

  •  1/7/2023 03:00 PM
  •   4321 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719

Welcoming in the New Year 99s-style with a potluck and FAASTeam representative Ryan Newman speaking about Wx Considerations, Personal Minimums and Plan Continuation Bias (Get-There-It is). At Signature Flight Support FBO.

  •  12/10/2022 09:00 AM

Cookie boxes will be delivered to KGTU, KEDC, KAUS, KHYI ATC towers.

  •  12/9/2022 07:00 PM
  •   Marian Queern's House

Prior to attending, guests are asked to bake at least 2 dozen of their favorite holiday cookies. They will bring the baked cookies to the holiday cookie party and guests will divide and box the cookies. Guest are also asked to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to Dell Children's Hospital. Dress code: holiday themed attire.

  •  11/2/2022 06:30 PM
  •   3010 W Anderson Ln. suite d, Austin, TX 78757, USA

On this day in 1929, the Ninety-Nines was founded at Curtiss Field, Valley Stream, Long Island, New York. We will be celebrating together at Jack Allen's Kitchen on W Anderson Ln. Contact Marian by October 28th to RSVP.

  •  10/14/2022 12:00 PM - 10/17/2022 12:00 PM
  •   1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401, USA

The Tip of Texas Ninety-Nines welcome the South Central Section to the beautiful Emerald Beach Hotel - Corpus Christi's only downtown hotel directly on the beach! Join us for a weekend of activities including an optional tour of the USS Lexington, seminar by Talk2Tower, Friday reception, Saturday Banquet, guest speaker Dr. Sheila Chamberlain, and hospitality room. Our speaker, Dr. Sheila Chamberlain, is the United States Army's First African American Woman Combat Intelligence Aviator/Pilot - not to be missed!

  •  10/1/2022 11:00 AM
  •   1900 East Avenue, East Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, USA

Sunday wine and dine.

  •  9/24/2022 11:00 AM
  •   4309 Emma Browning Ave, Austin, TX 78719, United States

Girls in Aviation Day is an in person event for girls and boys ages 8-17 along with their parents and chaperones. Come join us for a day filled with airplanes, sponsor display booths, educational activities and much more!

  •  9/10/2022 10:00 AM
  •   217 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Q3 Meeting to include calendar planning and a presentation.

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  •  8/20/2022 11:00 AM
  •   210 Flightline Rd, Lago Vista, TX 78645, USA

EAA Chapter 1607 & the Austin Hill Country Ninety-Nines invite you to learn about seaplane flying in the Texas Hill Country, explore the Icon A5, and more.

  •  7/23/2022 10:00 AM
  •   500 Terminal Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78628

An intimate presentation from Susanne Azar on her adventure flying in Kenya, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, and more! There will be coffee and light refreshments of fruit and pastries

  •  6/25/2022 12:26 PM
  •   191 Airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1088.

  •  5/10/2022 06:00 PM - 5/10/2022 08:00 PM
  •   6501 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745, USA

Austin Hill Country Ninety-Nines Happy Hour

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After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.

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  • 4300 Amelia Earhart Lane, Oklahoma City, OK, USA