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Photograph article dated July 20, 1965 partially reads, "Why do women become licensed airplane pilots? Members of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the 99's Inc., an international organization of licensed women pilots, got their licenses for reasons ranging from love to air sickness... The 99's is an active group. They go on monthly fly-ins anywhere from 15 to 150 miles just for lunch and relaxation. Recent fly-ins have been to Catalina, Los Alamitos Naval Air Station, San Diego, Palm Springs, Apple Valley, Ventura, Palomar and California City... They also had seven members entered in this year's Powder Puff Derby for women pilots. The derby was a race from El Cajon, Calif., to Chattanooga, Tenn." Photograph caption reads, "Mrs. Bette Malone checks over her blue-and-white Cessna Skyhawk. She took up flying because she always 'got air sick in the back seat.'"; See images #00135217 through #00135221 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00135219 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d042_f4_i29 CARL0005606262 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/65182
Ninety-Nines (Organization) Van Nuys Airport Powder Puff Derby Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Los Angeles Airplane racing--California--Los Angeles Airports--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles) Air pilots--California--Los Angeles Contests--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Women air pilots--United States Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs