Ninety Nine Woman Pilots Band Together

October 9, 1929 A letter went out to all 117 licensed female pilots in the United States- “It seems that the women pilots in this country should have some sort of an organization”.  Ninety nine women joined as charter members and thus the Ninety-Nines, an International organization of women pilots, was born. Although Amelia Earhart is often credited with founding the Ninety-Nines the letter was signed by Fay Gillis, Margorie Brown, Frances Harrell, and Neva Paris. Earhart attended the first meeting.