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Chapter Events

Treats for the Towers

Treats for the Towers — CHD

Coordinator: ​Theresa Farley, Ashlie Gimbel

Frequency: Occurs annually in early December.

This annual holiday activity is our way of expressing appreciation to our local ATC facilities. Chapter members bring treats (cookies, fruit, Chex Mix, etc.) to our December holiday party packaged in 10-12 separate bags. They are sorted into larger bags that are delivered by our members to ATC facilities over the next several days. We visit: Phoenix, TRACON, Chandler, Falcon, Scottsdale, Luke, Goodyear, Glendale, Deer Valley, Gateway, Prescott, and Prescott Flight Service. We also deliver to Swift Aviation in appreciation for allowing us to use their conference room for monthly meetings.

Chapter Holiday Party

Holiday Party 2016

Frequency: Occurs annually.

This annual get-together serves as our December business meeting. Members are welcome to bring their 49 ½s for this potluck event. Fly in or drive, and don’t forget to bring your Treats for the Towers!

Flying Companion Seminar

Flying Companion Seminar 2017

Coordinator: Sherlyn Halloran

Frequency: Held annually in February at Deer Valley Airport.

Flying Companion Seminar is geared toward the non-flyer (or “right-seater”), and is a day-long basic ground school. Participants will learn about aircraft systems, radio communication, aerodynamics, and emergency procedures from Ninety-Nines members. We promote safety through education, and this event is a fun way for non-pilots to learn to be more.

Spot Landing Contest

Spot Landing Contest 2016

Coordinator: Karen Hausteen

Frequency: Occurs annually in the Spring at Ak-Chin Regional Airport.

Our chapter organizes and hosts a fly-in, campout, and Spot Landing Contest to bring pilots together and enhance piloting skills.  This competition is open to all pilots, and is a fun day of food, competition, socializing, and prizes! The Ak-Chin Regional Airport and Desert Aero Club are supporting partners for this event.

Girls Can Fly Day

Girls Can Fly Day 2016

Coordinator: Sherlyn Halloran, Sarah Castillo

Frequency: Occurs twice annually. Spring event is typically held at Deer Valley Airport, fall event is held at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Our chapter puts on a fun day of activities for local Girl Scouts. They play aviation-themed games, fly simulators, learn about aviation careers, and take an airport tour. The University of North Dakota flight program and Civil Air Patrol generously donate their time and equipment for this experience.

Girl Scout Aviation Camp in Prescott

Girl Scout Discover Aviation Camp

Coordinator: Sherlyn Halloran

Frequency: Takes place annually in June at Willow Springs Girls Scout Camp in Prescott.

This week-long overnight camp introduces girls to aviation, including fixed-wing, rotorcraft, UAS (drones!), air traffic control, and airport operations. The Phoenix Chapter has worked with Girl Scouts to put on this camp for more than 20 years. Chapter members teach and assist all week, and the camp culminates with flights for the girls with CFIs. Volunteers can help for a day or all week long!

Fly-Ins and Trips

PRC Fly-In

Coordinator: Tessie Quintana

Frequency: Throughout the year.

We are an actively flying chapter, and regularly sponsor and participate in fly-ins/trips. ​​Trips in 2017 included a fly-in luncheon to meet up with Tucson 99s (January), Lake Havasu (February), Prescott (March), Payson to meet with Tucson 99s (July), Lake Havasu with Tucson 99s (October), Page and Monument Valley Weekend Adventure (November). Our most recent fly-in was to Bisbee for the weekend in May. We publicize in the chapter newsletter and coordinate airplanes and seats on our Facebook page.


Airmarking Grapevine

Coordinator: Felecia Zahn, Mardell Haskins

Frequency: As needed.

Airmarking has been the noble ambition of Ninety-Nines since the early part of the 20th century. Ninety-Nines carry on the tradition and fulfill the need for airmarkings by volunteering their time to paint the airport names, compass rose symbols and other identifications on airports.

Upcoming- Eagle Roost, Deer Valley

Past Airmarking- Carefree