Fly "for the fun of it!"

Fly “for the fun of it!”  That’s what Amelia Earhart always said back when she and 98 other women aviators founded the 99s in 1929.  There’s something magical about taking flight!  Something that lifts us out of our lives, away from our roles as wives, mothers, daughters. Flying allows us to breathe again and gain some perspective.

Our mission has always been to inspire women to fly.  We do this primarily by providing scholarships to allow new women to learn to fly.  We also provide a social club with classes and seminars to learn about and share our love of flying.  Our chapter also teams up with sister 99s charters to plan the International Conferences.

Feel free to come check us out!  Click here to find out more about our organization.  It’s still cool to be brave!



Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings:  

When:  Second Sundays Odd months or on the Second  Tuesday of even months the varied schedules of Chapter members. 

Where: Chapter meetings will be hybrid where applicable. To join us please contact the Palomar 99s

In post-COVID time, we have started going back to the Airport. We are currently meeting at Carlsbad Jet Center (CJC), The Landings Restaurant or the Admin Building.

 CJC – 2016 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011.  

Parking for The Landings and Admin Building – Park in the Pay-Parking lot and walk over. Click here for details. There may be open parking on the airport frontage road.

CJC – Park in the lot adjacent to the former Magellan facility (now CJC facility) outside the gate and walk to the west end of the lot. See goggle map 

Please contact us for meeting information at Palomar99s@gmail.com or view our Calendar for information.]

General Meetings are open to all!




We held day-long seminars for Pilots to improve their understanding and knowledge of aviation topics

IFR Refresher:  Pilots!   Brush up on your IFR skills and receive a proficiency check (IPC) – ground portion.

DONE!  Next Event – Date: September  2024.  From 0900 – 1700 at Palomar Airport Admin Office (2021 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA). Check-in opens at 8:30 AM and Program starts at 9:00 AM. For details, Click here .

For Wings credit, you must always register through FAASafety.gov upcoming seminars

THANKS to all who attended this event. It is because of your participation and donations that we will be able to fund our scholarships again in the Spring-2024 and Fall-2024. 


We hold day-long seminars for the Non-Pilots to improve their understanding and knowledge of aviation topics.

Flying Companion: Covering basic information on Aerodynamics, Navigation, Instruments, Checklist, and Communication. We talk about Preflight, Fun Places to Go, and offer Virtual Tower Tour.

Date: TBD in 2024!              

For Wings credit, you must always register through FAASafety.gov upcoming seminars.


Upcoming Events

Southwest Section: 

Members can register on the SWS99s website.

  1. Winter Workshop – 2024
  2. Spring Section Meeting 2024 – Carson City, NV. Hosted by Reno Area and San Fernando Valley Chapters
  3. Fall Section Meeting 2024 – Paso Robles, CA. Hosted by San Luis Obispo County
  4. International Meeting – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  5. International BOD Meeting – Oklahoma City, OK

International Conference / Business Meeting

  • Charleston South Carolina, July 2022 
  • Amman, Jordan October 2023
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2024
  • TBA  July 2025


We are a non-profit, charitable membership corporation holding 501(c)(3) U.S. tax status. Any donation given is tax deductible and funds our flight training scholarship program and community outreach.


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