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Ninety-Nines choose Ottawa for annual conference

A legendary international organization of women pilots is heading to Ottawa this summer for its annual conference.

June 22, 2016  By Ninety-Nines

The Ninety-Nines Inc., founded in 1929 by 99 women pilots – including aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart as its first president – is hosting its annual conference July 5 to 10 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel.

 The conference will feature award presentations, a tradeshow, seminars on topics of interest to members and guests, a simulcast seminar highlighting the achievements of accomplished women in the aviation and aerospace industries linked globally, and the opportunity to visit a vibrant city with scheduled tours.

“We have secured the deputy mayor of Ottawa, Mark Taylor, to speak at the welcome reception; Chris Kitzan, director general of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, at the Ninety-Nines awards dinner, and Captain (Ret.) Judy Cameron, at the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund awards dinner” said Joy Parker Blackwood, conference director.

This will be the fifth time the conference has been held in Canada.



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