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99'S Museum of Women Pilots

4300 Amelia Earhart Lane, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159 USA

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“a focus on women who made & are making history”

The body of knowledge concerning who the 99s are and what  they have accomplished over a 75 year history has a permanent  home. It is located on the second floor of the International  Headquarters building of the Ninety-Nines at Will Rogers World  Airport in Oklahoma City, OK. Over 5000 sq. ft. displays the history of the 99s in this  handsome facility. Our exhibit areas and library will provide new  insights into the role women pilots played in the development of  aviation. Also, the repository of personal papers, personal items  and historic artifacts make up the archives at the museum. The 99s museum chronicles the rich history of women aviators  from Amelia Earhart to today's women of space. An extensive  collection of artifacts belonging to Amelia include a pair of  leather goggles, her "lucky" bracelet (which she left behind on  her last flight), one of her famous scarves and numerous other  articles. While there are many on display, many other items,  which are too fragile to exhibit, are being carefully stored until  such times as the museum can afford to properly show them. There is information about the first Powder Puff Derby, where  women flew cross-country. You can see the various routes they  flew, photos of the planes, some of the equipment they used,  and a large display of the trophies that were awarded to the  winners. You can see photos and learn of the first  mother/daughter flying team. This First Women's  Transcontinental Air Race was flown across the country in 1929.  A young Louise Thaden, won that race in a new aircraft, The  Travel Air, designed by Walter Beech. This very aircraft is owned  by the 99s and on display at the Kirkpatrick Air and Space  Museum in Oklahoma City. Naturally, there is a section dedicated to women aviators'  contribution to the military, both the U.S. Military and those of  governments around the world. History of the U.S. Women  Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) can be found at the museum  along with information about the Russian Night Witches, the  Civil Air Patrol, the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), women combat  pilots, and the first woman graduate of MIT. Uniforms from  British and U.S. WASPs are on display. The 99s Museum of Women Pilots doesn't just focus on the  women who flew early day airplanes, but also spotlights the  pilots of today and those of tomorrow's spacecraft.

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99'S Museum of Women Pilots

4300 Amelia Earhart Lane
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73159 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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