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25th June 2020

AviaDev CEO Jon Howell discusses with the African Governor 99s about mental health, we explore the findings of a Harvard study into depression in pilots, and discuss strategies to prevent and cope with the challenge, especially in the current times of crisis.
You can read more or watch the YouTube link on our Mindfulness page. 

17th June 2020

Dina Dawod (Bird Pina, my heart) produced by the Goth Institute German Culture Center for Short Recording Short Films and Tahir Lounge.

Photography by: Omar Hassan Omar Hassan
Montage: Shady Abdullah
Idea and directed by:
Michael Melad

1st June 2020

Aviators Africa Magazine
The Q2 edition of the Aviators Africa magazine has been published to celebrate women in aviation in Africa and their contributions to the aviation industry. Click on the link to read the full article.


23 April 2020

African Section 99s Women Pilots Don't Rush Challenge

Our African Section 99s members from different countries in Africa participated in the challenge representing different aviation industries such as commercial, corporate, airline, general aviation and military. #Dontrushchallenge #africansection99s #ninetyninesinc

22 April 2020

Ninety Nines International Women Pilots Don't Rush Challenge

Women pilots from all over the world in different careers be it commercial, airline, corporate, general aviation and military all participated in the #Dontrushchallenge #ninetyninesinc #africansection99s

7 March 2020

Captain Priya Doobaree - Air Mauritius featured on Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

Captain Prya Doobaree flies for Air Mauritius here she is featured on Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.
1.5% of women worldwide are captains among them is Priya Doobaree. She knew how to find a place in this profession mainly dominated by men. Priya Doobaree is a real example of the emancipation of women. Meeting in the cockpit of the Airbus.

4-5 March 2020

5th African Aviation Summit & Exhibition 2020 - Addis Ababa Ethiopia

African Section 99s particpates in the 5th African Aviation Summit & exhibition 2020 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dina Dawod Vice Governor of the African Section 99s representing the African Section 99s at the Aviation Africa 2020 summit as a panel speaker. Thank you to Mark Brown Alan Peaford and all the organisers who made this event a great success especially during these challenging times. #avaf20 #timesaerospace #africanaviation #rwandaair

1 December 2020

Captain Kgomotso Phatsima - Author of "Born To Fly"

Our African Section 99s member whose from a military background has finally completed her book. .Congratulations to Captain Kgomotso Phatsima on her new book. It will soon be available on Amazon. Capt Kogmotso Phstsima says - It's the story of hope,of love , of failing so many times but still showing up every day to fight!!! It's meant to inspire the African girl child; the youth, women and men to aspire to Fly in the direction of your dreams no matter the challenges And lastly it is about my hope for Africa and my contribution towards "The Africa We Want"

20 November 2019

Never let your gender be the measure of your capabilities - First Officer Li Rossouw

19 October 2019

International Women Pilots of the Ninety Nines flashmob Shoprite Shopping Mall

First time in Africa Female Pilots of the Ninety Nines International Women Pilots flash mob a shopping mall carpark at Shoprite Blantyre Malawi to bring awareness about Aviation to the African continent! #ninetyninesinc99s #aviatrixofcolor #femalepilot #shoprite #malawionthemap #dstv 
#flashmob #timelesseventsmalawi

17-25 October 2019

Female Pilots Make History In Africa Celebrating the Ninety Nines 90th Anniversary and African Section 99s 1st Anniversary

Malawi makes history holding the first female pilot conference on the African continent - celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Ninety-Nines and the 1st Anniversary of the African Section 99s.

8th June 2019

Capital FM Malawi speaks to the Governor of the African Secton 99s

The Governor of the African Section 99s speaks to Capital FM to raise awareness about the Ninety Nines and to explain about the upcoming conference event to take place in Malawi in October 2019. History in the making on the African continent! 

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