SCV99s Favorite Links
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Buy 99s Swag
Ths site features a directory of aviation related items sold by individual Ninety-Nines chapters for fundraising. Items include clothing, jewelry, membership pins and more, many featuring 99s logo.
Local Aviation Groups:
- EAA 62
EAA62 is the Santa Clara County, California Chapter of the Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) whose goal is to promote
and enjoy general aviation. Meetings are held at RHV on
the first Thursday of the month at the
Vern Miller Aviation hanger. EAA sponsors the Young Eagles Program: free flights for youth aged 8-17.
- Los Medicos Voladores/The Flying Doctors
provide health services and education to
the people of Northern Mexico.
Teams, including a pilot, interpreter,
medical professional and others, fly down on 4-day trips to Mexico each
month. All kinds of volunteers are needed. Based in Los Gatos; most flights depart from San Jose CA area.
- San Carlos Airport Pilots' Association
Keep up-to-date with news and events at SCA. Site features live web-cam views from atop the tower and San Carlos weather.
- Reid Hillview Airport Association
The RHVAA is a non-profit organization who's goals are
the betterment of the quality of the Airport:
for Users, Management, and most importantly, Neighbors.
- Santa Clara County Airmen's Association
Women's Aviation Groups:
- 99s International Headquarters
Women In Aviation, International is geared toward women in aviation careers.
- Women In Aviation Resource Center
A good place to start looking for resources for and about women in all aspects aviation. Find links to information about employment, networking, organizations, education and more.
- Whirly Girls
So you want to be a rotorhead? Check out the Whirly Girls organization of women helicopter pilots website. Scholarships and support.
Flying Mothers, Pregnancy, Children
- Mommy Pilots of The Ninety-Nines Facebook group
A great place to ask questions about flying, pregnancy, and raising a family as a pilot.
- Mommy Pilots Blog
Compiled advice and tips from the experience of mom and grandmother pilots flying with their kids and grandkids. Brought to you by the Southeast Section of The Ninety-Nines.
Aviation History Women Pilots and More:
- The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers maintained by Purdue University, boasts "the world's largest collection of Amelia Earhart". † This wonderful collection of papers, photos, memorabilia and artifacts includes more than 2,200 images such as AE being honored by the Lafayette Escadrille (Vive La France!)†meeting Harpo Marx, lots of images with Fred Noonan, some of the photos that were used in the numerous advertisements she made during her heyday, and lots of other fun stuff.†
- British Air Transport Auxiliary
During World War II, American women pilots, together with American men flyers, joined with their British counterparts and flyers from many other nations to form the ATA. This "Legion of the Air," as it came to be known, performed a vital function in delivering planes from factories to squadrons, shuttling planes back for repairs, and providing transportation and communications in wartime Britain.
- The History of Flight and the People Who Made it Possible
A compilation of links to sites that cover aviation history from 850 BC to Da Vinci and beyond. Some interesting stuff here...
- Firsts in Air Travel
Today, air travel has become as routine a way to travel as driving a car but there were many "firsts" along the way. This site has a list.
- History of Flight - Inventors and Innovators
Covers early history of flight including the Wright Borthers, Lindbergh and Earhart with links to other web resources.
- Innovators and Inventors of Flight
This page discusses the history of flight and includes links to more detailed information on other sites.
Books Women Pilots
- Go Home Little Fifinella: The Story of A WASP Trainee (Eco-Adventure)
Winnie LoPinto wrote "Go Home Little Fifinella" as a young woman after returning from Texas in 1944 from her training as a WASP (Women's Air Force Service Pilots). Her biographical account of her experiences as a WASP trainee in Sweetwater Texas is full of the language and favor of the time.
Aviation Education Kids:
- Planning to talk to a school or children's group? AvKids.com has some
useful ideas about what to talk about as well as aviation-related games and activities. Be sure to check out their Speaker's Center.
- FAA Aviation Education Outreach - Educators' Corner
FAA Aviation and Space Education Outreach - Kid's Corner
This site, designed to help bring the excitement and opportunities of aviation to young minds everywhere, offers links to various resources and downloads available on the web. A good place to start if you are looking to put together a classroom presentation. Includes aviation related activities for kids such as coloring books, word puzzles, and experiments.
- Wings of History [Q99]
This non-profit organization is dedicated to aviation history
through education, preservation, restoration and flight. Their museum is located at South County airport (Q99). They are the sponsors and organizers of the Annual West Coast Antique Fly-In and Airshow.
- Moffett Field History
From airships to space shuttles, learn the history of this Santa Clara County landmark.
Proficiency Air Race
This annual Air Race gives aviators a chance to test their
navigation, flight planning and pilotage skills.
- Hiller Aviation Museum [SQL]
With a focus on Northern California aviation history, this new Museum is dedicated to educating and inspiring our regional aviation community. Special events for kids, family, groups, and community.
- Oakland Aviation Museum [OAK]
Situated in a vintage hangar at Oakland International Airport's historic North Field, this museum boasts a growing collection of noteworthy aircraft and engines.
Agencies and Government:
- FAA Pilot Proficiency Award Program (Wings)
If you successfully complete a phase of the Wings Program within the period specified by Section 61.56(e) of the Federal Aviation Regulations, you donít need to accomplish the flight review for that time period.
Our Favorite Aviation Administration has info about careers, airports, safety and research as well as rules.
The goal of the Aviation Safety Reporting System is safety. ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order
to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. You can read what other pilots have submitted in "Callback", their online publication, and submit incidents of your own.
- FAA NorCal Aviation Review
Unfortunately, this site is no longer being updated for the San Jose area. However, it does list the names and contact information for the FBOs that regularly hold safety seminars. Seminar information is available for Fresno and Sacramento areas.
- FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program Help
Step-by-step "WINGS Made Easy" documents on this FAA website to assist in your understanding of the new WINGS program.
- www.PilotSafetyNews.com The purpose of this online newsletter is to promote safe flying with emphasis on regional differences in flying risk factors.
This site has an interactive list of fun places to fly which includes a brief description of what you'll find there, plus a calendar of aviation events nationwide! You can add you own favorite destination or add comments to the listing already there. A lot of work has already gone into this site and it has the potential to grow into a great site.
A searchable database of airport, navaids, airspace fixes, and fuel prices; this is a great way to start finding information about your destination airport and how to get there.
The purpose of this web site is to help people WORLDWIDE, in general aviation, share their love of flying and the expenses of flying as allowed by the FAA. Registration is free. If you are looking for ways to share your love of flying, this site is worth checking out.
- Aviation Weather
from the National Weather Service.
Current weather conditions are displayed.
- GTE DUATS on the Web provides immediate on-line access to U.S. Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) approved weather information. Free access to GTE DUATS is available to U.S. pilots and student pilots who hold
current medical certificates, flight instructors without current medicals, aviation
ground instructors, glider/balloon pilots and other approved users in the U.S.
- The Weather Channel
You can customize the weather info you see when you log on to this site. 5-day forecast, doppler radar, and satellite pics. Great for flight planning.
Tools and Resources:
If you are looking for iPhone/iPad apps for pilots, you might want to check here.
- Aeronautical Information Manual - Online Version
Find the latest changes and updates online, or brush up on emergency procedures.
- FARs - Online Version
You won't need to lug that heavy book around any more.
- Pilot-Controller Glossary
Gain confidence that you're using the right terms when you talk on the radio and understand what the controllers are saying too!
- Find A Pilot
An on-line resume and job listing service for pilots. Find your dream job, whether its flight instructor or flying the big iron.
Features aviation news and information about aviation organizations, museums, online reading, flight planning help, and aviation art & photos. Of particular note is an experts corner, which has a list of aviation experts you can email your questions to. I haven't tried it, but I recognize some of the names on the list, and they are experts.
- 1-877- any- AWOS
any AWOS is a service that connects you to any automated weather reporting station or airport (AWOS, ASOS, and ATIS) that has a public telephone number. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 877-any-AWOS(877-269-2967).
Aviation news and information. Find out whats going on with FAA, NTSB, Air Carriers, Aircraft Manufacturers, and GA. Sign up for their enewsletter.
- GPS Manuals and Simulators
Learn how to use your GPS without leaving the ground. Features info about Bendix King, Garmin,
UPS Aviation Technologies, Lowrance and Northstar GPSs.
- Density Altitude Calculator
Density altitude is defined as the pressure altitude corrected for the effects of temperature and humidity. This calculator shows you how much the air conditions on any given day will alter the density of the air.
- Understanding VORs, Vortices's and How To Use Them
This article explains VOR navigation in plain language.
Experimental Aircraft Association. EAA sponsors Oshkosh as well as the Young Eagles Program (free airplane rides for kids). EAA Chapter locater can help you
find an EAA chapter new you.
- California Pilots Association
CPA's mission is to save California's
airports. Without airports, we have no place to go. Find out what they are doing and what you can do to help.
Airline Owners and Pilots Association. With 340,000 members, AOPA is the
largest, most influential aviation association in the world.
- Deaf Pilots Association
Hearing loss of any degree or even total deafness need not disqualify anyone from earning a pilot's certificate. Association provides support for pilots who earn their wings without having to use the radio.
For Student Pilots:
- AOPA "For Student Pilots" section
AOPA offers student pilots a free six-month AOPA membership including 6 issues of AOPA Flight Training magazine. These student pilots would also have access to the Members Section of AOPA Online, free access to the toll-free Pilot Assistance Hotline, the weekly Flight Training edition of ePilot, flight-training-related discounts, and more.
- Be A Pilot!
This website, devoted student pilots, offers a free coupon for a discount on an introductory flight. You can also search their database to find the names of flight schools near you.
This site offers an online magazine with articles on all aspects of aviation from safety to taking your instrument checkride. Not just for students.
- Aviation Explorer Scholarships
The National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between $3,000 and $10,000 annually to aviation Explorers degree leading to an aviation profession. Spartan School of Aeronautics offers four annual scholarships to encourage Aviation Explorers to enter and complete an aviation curriculum.
- Bluesky Bound Aviation Scholarship Info
Compilation of flight training scholarships gleaned from around the web.
Practice Written Tests and Online Training:
- Exams4Pilots formerly Kip's FAA Written Test Preparation Page, these free practice tests are an excellent resource for pilots, whether you are preparing to take an exam or just brushing up. The exams that are currently available are: Private Pilot (airplane, glider,
helicopter, balloon); Instrument Rating (airplane, helicopter, flight
instructor); and Commercial Pilot (airplane, glider, helicopter, balloon).
The rest of the FAA's exams are loaded, and available for browsing.
- Sample FAA Questions Practice Knowledge Tests are generated randomly from the entire FAA question bank. Get answers right away.
- FAA Safety Aviation Learning Center
Take an online course, search library of safety information, or browse other resources for pilots and mechanics.
- AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Online Courses
These online courses qualify for the safety seminar portion of the FAA WINGS program.
- Tim's Sample FAA Exam
Test Your Aviation Knowledge
The following sights have "tests" that check your knowledge of aviation rules and procedures. Check them out to see how much you know (or have forgotten!)
- VATSIM: Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network
VATSIM is an on-line flight simulator "community" that provides client/server software for flight simulator enthusiasts to fly in a truly remarkable, realistic flight environment. Uses MS Flight Simulator your PC to connect over the Internet to a VATSIM server.
- Life Member 99 Mary Creason's Aviation Website
is a smorgasboard of information of interest to aviators of all kinds. From articles about women in aviation history to information about air safety and tips for perfect landings, Mary has assembled a fun site that is worth a browse.
For links to individual chapter sites, click here.