Idaho 99s

Aviation + Passion + Empowerment

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Women pilots sharing our passion

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Dare to dream, Dare to fly, Dare to be the . . . one to touch the sky . . .

Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham song for the 2000 Olympics

Event Highlights

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Smith Prairie Work Party

Jun 11, 2022 - 10 am - Noon - (2U0) - POSTPONED

  • Idaho Air National Guard is using the airport for drills

    • See NOTAM - closure through June 15

  • Joint with IAA (Idaho Aviation Association)

  • Let's coordinate available planes and open seats

  • Contact Sharki 714 609-4233 or Cheryl 208 440-4509

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ACE Academy - Ground School

Jun 22 or 23, 2022 - 1 hr - Idaho Div Aeronautics

  • Idaho 99s present an hour of ground school for the ACE students

  • Help with you what can -- any ideas, suggestions, selecting the topic, coming up with hands on demos, creating the slides, or presenting to the students

  • Contact Sharki 714 609-4233 or Cheryl 208 440-4509

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ACE Academy - Student Flights

Jun 24, 2022 - 7:30 am - Noon

  • Volunteer pilots fly students in the morning to two airstrips and then to the Warhawk Museum in Nampa (KMAN)

  • Contact Tim Steffen, Idaho Division of Aeronautics at 208 559-1542

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McCall Airport Open House

Jun 25, 2022 - 9 am - 1 pm

  • DeAnna Roe is organizing the Idaho 99s booth at the open house.
    Contact DeAnna at 208 890-2325 for more information and to let her know if you can help out Or just stop by and spend some time at the booth sharing 99s info with visitors.

  • Let's coordinate available planes and open seats

  • More info on breakfast, speakers and displays on the Idaho Aviation Association calendar


Past Events



Idaho Aviation Expo - Idaho Falls

May 20-21, 2022 - Aero Mark (KIDA)

Idaho Aviation Expo and supporting the Eastern Idaho 99s at their booth.  Eastern Idaho 99s are: 

  • seeking Idaho 99s to cover some time slots for the booth

  • inviting Idaho 99s for joint lunch at the expo on Friday and/or Saturday

  • planning to show the slide show of photos of Idaho 99s and Eastern Idaho 99s members on large monitor at the booth;

    • Cheryl McCord is updating the slide show.

    • If you are a new member and would like to have your photo (in an aviation setting) included in the slide show, please send a high-resolution photo file to

    • If you have your photo in the slide show but would like to update it, please send the new file

    • FYI, the 2019 slide show is in video form at this link.

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Ontario Airport Food Truck Fly-In

May 14, 2022 - 11 am - 3 pm - Ontario (KONO)

The change from our Council Flying event is to the Ontario (KONO) for the Airport Food Truck Fly In from 11:00 – 3:00 on Saturday, May 14.


Please let us know if you would like to attend and would have seats available or would like to join a flight as a passenger.


Currently, there are 3 seats available leaving from Nampa Airport: April (208 871-0031) has 1 seat; Cheryl (208 440-4509) has 2 seats for passengers.

Note: Our Council Flying Event on Saturday is postponed. The weather forecast for Council shows rain and low clouds. Hopefully, we can find a time to reschedule.

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Idaho 99s - Council Flyin - Postponed

May 14, 2022 - 10 am - 4 pm - Council (U82)

Council (U82) Flyin (arrival by 10 am) hosted by Kathy Hughes.

  • We will need to get a headcount for who will be attending,

  • who has seats available and who needs rides,

  • as well as the preference for sandwiches or pizza.  There are two great restaurants to choose from.  

  • Kathy is also arranging for a tour of Carter Cutlery.

  • If interested, contact Cheryl at

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Idaho 99s - Quarterly Meeting

May 10, 2022 - 7:30 pm -8:30 pm MDT - Online/Phone

We have a lot coming up on the calendar for May and June. Please plan to attend to help finalize plans and participation in these events:
- May 14 - Council Flyin
- May 20-22 - Idaho Aviation Expo
- Jun 1 - Chapter Dues to be paid
- Jun 11 - Smith Prairie Work Party
- Jun 22-24 - ACE Academy
- Jun 25 - McCall Airport Open House
- Other topics?

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 1869 5190

Passcode: 469108

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Idaho Aviation Safety Stand Down

Apr 9, 2022 - 9 am - 4 pm - Nampa Civic Center

The Idaho Division of Aeronautics 2022 Aviation Safety Stand Down

** Ways to hone our skills and make this flying season safe and fun. **

- Master Instructor Rich Stowell - Learn to Turn

- Backcountry flying initiatives

Register and see more Information

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NW Section 99s Board Meeting

April 8-9, 2022 - Nampa   **  REGISTRATION  **

Fri, Apr 8
Lodging, Nampa, Hampton Inn, 5750 E Franklin Rd, Nampa, ID 83687
- 2 pm - 4 pm, Tour of Mission Aviation Fellowship, 112 N. Pilatus Ln.
Nampa, ID 83687
-  5:30 pm, Dinner, Jak’s Place Neighborhood Grill, 6026 Birch Ln, Nampa, ID

Sat, Apr 9 - Registration $12 (for entrance to museum)
- 11:30 am – 1:45 pm. Board Meeting over lunch ($10) in the lower hangar, Warhawk Air Museum, 201 Municipal Drive, Nampa, ID 83687 
- 2-3 pm. Warhawk Air Museum tour, featuring the WASP exhibit
- 3-4:30 pm. Chapter Leader meeting, museum meeting room

- Silent Auction finish
- 5:30 pm, Dinner, Fiesta Guadalajara, 1202 N Jacob Alcott Way, Nampa, ID

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Idaho 99s - March Flying Event

Mar 12, 2022 - 11 am Arrive at Glenns Ferry (U89)

Fly to Glenns Ferry (U89); arrive by 11 am
Drive in courtesy car or walk
Lunch at Y Knot Winery

** Let's coordinate planes and seats **

Email to let us know if you are flying and have open seats or you would like a passenger seat.

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Idaho 99s February Meeting

Feb 12, 2022 - 9 am Breakfast; 10:30 am Meeting

Fly or drive to the Nampa airport terminal.

Breakfast - The Tower Grill 9 am

Meeting - Terminal Lobby - Google Meet - Phone

  • Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID:  864 7962 0747

Passcode:  556383

  • Join by phone:  Dial  253 215-8782


Idaho 99s 2022 Planning Meeting

Jan 8, 2022 - 10 am

Fly or drive to the Nampa airport terminal.

The meeting is to plan for the 2022 chapter activities (flying, social,  business and community outreach).  Bring your 99s friends and your ideas to help create an amazing 2022 for our Idaho 99s chapter.


Past Events


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Idaho 99s Christmas Celebration

Dec 4, 2021

Meet at Gino's in Meridian at 6 pm for dinner.

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Jerome Farmers Market

Oct 9, 2021

Canceled due to strong winds.

Fly to Jerome KJER and drive to the Jerome Farmers Market to take in the end-of-season harvest festival.

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NW & SW Section Annual Meeting

Sep 9-12, 2021 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration and Info  Early registration by July 31

Thu, Sep 9 - Optional group tickets to EXTRAVAGANZA at Bally's

Fri, Sep 10 - Seminars, Welcome Night Hors D'ouevres

Sat, Sep 11 - Breakfast, Business Meeting, Lunch, Seminars, Banquet

Sun, Sep 12 - Flying the Grand Canyon or Tour Las Vegas

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Idaho 99s Smiley Creek Campout

Aug 21-22, 2021

Canceled due to smoke. 

Fly in early with the route over Fairfield and Hailey for managing altitude.

Campout with the 99s or stay and dine at Smiley Creek Lodge.

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Idaho 99s Glenns Ferry Flyin

July 24, 2021 - 11 am

Canceled due to heat.

Fly into the newly re-surfaced Glenns Ferry airport.

Walk 0.89 miles to Y Knot Winery to enjoy lunch with the 99s.

Take a scenic stroll back through the Three Island State Park on the Snake River.

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McCall Airport Open House

June 26, 2021 - 9 am to 1 pm

Science | Excitement | History

Idaho 99s, Deanna Roe & Karin Didisse, organizing a booth.

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Ace Academy - Flying Students

June 25, 2021 - 6:45 am to 10 am

Idaho Division of Aeronautics hangar; Tim Steffen organizer.

Fly students to backcounty airports and then to KMAN for their tour of the Warhawk Museum.

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Ace Academy - Ground School

June 24, 2021 - 4-5 pm

Idaho 99s Lois Chattin, Sharki Kontra, Katelyn Watson and Cheryl McCord planned a short course on flying the airplane and the six-pack of instruments.

Come by and meet the enthusiastic future aviation kids.

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2021 Air Derby

Jun 12-26, 2021

The Air Race Classic for 2021 is the Air Derby with a new format. Three Idaho teams are entered in the 2021 Air Derby.

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Joint Meeting in Joseph, OR

Jun 19, 2021

Joint 99s meeting with the Mid-Columbia Chapter.  Cynthia Armentrout is orgnaizer.


Idaho 99s Picabo Flyin

Jun 13, 2021 - 9 am


June meeting in Picabo 9-10 am.  Get back in the air before the heat of the day.

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Idaho 99s Fun Flying Day

May 29, 2021 - 8:30 am

A Fun Flying blank slate day; great for another Etch-Air-Sketch in the sky flight.


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