This year’s 99s Arabian Section Meeting will be held in Cairo, Egypt from 27th to 29th October, 2017.
A fascinating meeting in the land of the Pharaohs to connect female pilots from all countries in the Middle East.
Fourth Annual Meeting - Jordan - 2015
By Erin - October 2015
The Arabian section of the Ninety-Nines Female Pilot Organization held its 4th annual meeting under the patronage of HRH Princess Basmah Hamza.
In fact, Princess Basmah qualifies as a pioneer among the Arab female aviators. Her Royal Highness is the first female aerobatic pilot in the Arab world in addition to being the first female glider pilot in Jordan. It is with honor that the section counts Her Royal Highness among its distinguished members and welcomes her patronage of the event.
Between September 29th and October 2nd, over 50 licensed female pilots from over 23 countries flew into Jordan. To quench the members’ common passion of flying, five flying activities were organized. The members were able to partake in flying the smooth DA40 single engine aircraft, the piercing Sky Arrow ultralight aircraft, as well as enjoying the silent flying of the glider, and that of the hot air balloon. A highlight of the flying activities was seeing member Elisabeth Heilmeyer the founder of “Las Sillas Voladoras” (the translation of “Flying Chairs”), fly the glider and the Sky Arrow. Elisabeth is one inspiring member of the section who fought to make flying for disabled people in Spain possible. The members also enjoyed another type of flying (one that does not require any flying machine!) i.e.: the accelerated free fall skydiving. Skydiving was a first experience for most of the members and excitement filled their souls before, during, and after the adventure. After the flying activities the members, the section’s sponsors, and guests attended the opening ceremony where Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein honored the attendees with his royal presence.
The 99s German Section was happy to welcome the International 99s to Munich and to passionately share Bavaria’s beauty on the ground and in the air.
Livery Dinner of the Honourable Company of the Air Pilots
The Governor of the Arabian Section Alia Al Twal and the Past Governor Yvonne Trueman have attended the Livery Dinner of the Honourable Company of the Air Pilots May 28th at the Drapers Hall in London.
Yvonne is a Liveryman on the Company and she has been a member for the past 50 years.
Our guests C. Marwan Atalla the CEO of Ayla Aviation Academy - right on the picture - and C. Dhafer Al Abbasi CEO of Gulf Aviation Academy - left on the picture - enjoyed the Dinner as well beside establishing great connections worldwide.
4 of our members are part of the Air Pilots Company: Yvonne Trueman, Captain Vanessa Umba, Alia Al Twal, Captain Keristi Tervo.
The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of the British Empire was formed in 1929 for pilots who had obtained high professional status as holders of a B License and Air Navigator's Certificate by many of the leading aviator of the day.
It is the largest of the Livery Companies by total membership , and in the receipt of its Royal Charter In 2014 , adopted the title of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots.
Visit of the infirmary to celebrate the Arabs Mother Day
Members of the Arabian section of the Ninety Nines and Zain Telecom - sponsor in Jordan - visited the infirmary to celebrate the Arabs Mother Day.
Ninety-niners offered cakes and flowers. They were warmly rewarded by smiles from the "Golden Age House" members.
Special thanks to Captain Carol Rabadi , Samar Oran , Leen Varouqa, Hadeel Khamash for taking some time out of their busy flying schedules in order to attend this event.
The Arabian Section of the 99's International Women Pilots Association is pleased to initiate the foundation of the Yvonne Trueman Scholarship which plans to promote opportunities to the flying members of the Section to expand their aviation knowledge.
Yvonne who is still flying at the tender age of 79, joined the Ninety-Nines International Association in the early 1970's after being introduced by Sheila Scott, one of the first lady pilots to fly around the world. When the Arabian Section was formed in 1987, Yvonne became the Governor and expanded within the Arabian section for 15years. She has been fortunate to fly to most Continents in the world to meet other fellow 99-ers to share in the bond of flying fellowship.
Yvonne who has British, New Zealand American and Seaplane licenses is proud to hold the first Bahrain flying license.
Her late son Captain Julian Pooley - a helicopter pilot - was killed in 1984 and Yvonne wishes to start the donation of this Foundation with $10,000 in his memory.