Women in Aviation
This display highlights the many contributions by women to the aviation field. The focus on is on the Ninety-Nines, an organization formed by 99 women pilots in 1929. Many of those original pilots went on to join the W.A.S.P.S (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II as they moved aircraft from factories, towed targets for gunnery practice and as transport pilots. There is also a number of historical items and a timeline representing achievements by women in aviation. Today, the Ninty-Nines represent licensed women pilots from 44 countries that also promotes the advancement of aviation through a variety of educational programs.