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A short documentary of the African Section 99s conference in Malawi
Celebrating their 1st Anniversary and 90th Anniversary of the 99s.

Credits to Peter Mazunda, Russell Chimbayo, Mphatso Matiki and Overtone Mazunda.

Malawi Conference October 2019 - History In Africa!

The conference in Malawi hosted 68 International Women pilots of the 99s from the following countries United States, Canada, United Kingdon, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Egypt, Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi. This event was History In The Making, as an international conference of women pilots has never been held in Africa! The conference was being held to raise awareness about aviation in Africa to the youth and to celebrate two landmark anniversaries. The 90th anniversary of the Ninety-Nines and the 1st anniversary of the African Section 99s. 
Women pilots of the 99s arriving into Malawi on various airlines flying into Blantyre from the following countries United States, Canada, United Kingdon, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Egypt, Uganda, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Malawi.
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A welcome cocktail was organised for the women pilots of the 99s – sponsored by Malawian Sun Hotel. The event was attended by VIP Guests The President of The Ninety Nines – Jan Mckenzie, Vice President – Corbi Bullck, International Board of Directors – Dee Bond and Cathy Purdhomme, Governor of the Austrian Section Fanni Pajer, Governor of the African Section Ivana Alvares-Marshall and Vice Governor of the African Section Dina Dawod. Diginatries attended were His Excellency The Ambassador of Germany Mr Jurgen Borsch, His Excellency The Ambassador of Egypt Mr Shawky and Hon, British Consul Mr Krishna Savjani.
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The Women pilots of the 99s flash mobbed Shoprite Shopping Mall carpark in Blantyre to raise awareness about aviation in Africa. The women wearing blue sarongs (in Malawi called a chitenge) were the local dancers who taught the 99s to line dance. The chitenge material was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism of Malawi.
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The 99s women pilots after the flash mob were driven to visit the Makandi Tea Estates in Thyolo Malawi where a tour was given to them sponsored by Dhunseri Tea Estates. The ladies were all given gifts of honey, tea and macadamia nuts sponsored by Dhunseri Tea Estates. 
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In the evening was the Opening Gala Dinner and Dance ceremony of the 99s. Celebrating 90 years of the Ninety -Nines and the 1st Anniversary of the African Section 99s. This event was opened by the Minister of Transport and Public Works Mr Ralph Jooma. In attendance were the Director of Civil Aviation Mr James Chakwera, Civil Aviation of Malawi Operations Manager Hastings Jailosi and Country Representative UN Women Clara Anyangwe. Diginatries His Excellency The Ambassador of Germany Mr Jurgen Borsch, His Excellency The Ambassador of Tanzania Mr Benedicto Mashiba, His Excellency The Ambassador of Egypt Mr Shawky, Hon Consul of Sri Lanka Mr Perera, President of The Ninety Nines Jan Mckenzie, Vice President of the Ninety Nines Corbi Bulluk, Internatonal Board of Directors of the Ninety Nines Dee Bond & Cathy Purdhomme, Governor of the Austrian Section Fanni Pajer, Governor of the African Section Ivana Alvares-Marshall and Vice Governor of the African Section 99s Dina Dawod.
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The Ladies of the 99s head to Lake Malawi The Makakola Retreat – where their conference was being held. 

 

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Mua Mission – The Women Pilots of the 99s visited Mua Mission run by Fr Claude Boucher Chisale originally from Canada, a very dear and close family friend. Fr Claude Boucher Chisale explains about the Gule Wamkulu dances cultures and traditions of the Chewa people of Malawi. Fr Claude Boucher wrote a book about the Gule Wamkulu called “When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance” here in the photos are some of those dances and masks of the characters.
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 The 99s Ladies driving from The Makakola Retreat to Lilongwe International Airport very early start. Waiting at the VIP lounge to catch their flight to Kilimanjaro Airport for the next adventure- Ngorongoro Crater. His Excellency The Ambassador of Tanzania Mr Benedicto Mashiba graced all with his presence to see them all on their way and bid them a safe journey to his country Tanzania. A special thank you to Malawian Airlines who flew the 99s Ladies to Tanzania. 
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The 99s ladies landed at Kilimanjaro Airport. They had a huge welcome delegation at the aeroplane. A quick stop near Arusha game park for a spot of lunch. Then a 12 vehicle convoy with police escort onto Kilimamoja Lodge. Thank you to the Tanzanian Government and the airport authorities for all their assistance.
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Kilimamoja Lodge where the 99s Ladies were welcomed by Masai ladies and dances after a 4 hour journey. 
 
Ladies of the 99s visit the Ngorongoro Crater a volcanic caldera and world UNESCO heritage site. They saw 28 different species of wildlife in just 4 hrs. Truly a magical place with such immense beauty. They then had  lunch prepared for them at the bottom of the crater. Thank you to Shadows of Africa for all the efforts they put into making this possible, 
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Royal Heritage Acadmey School - Careers Talk - 6th June 2019

Talking to a group of 17 girls and 10 boys about aviation as a career. Inspiring as many to become pilots. The students were given small aeroplane kits to assemble. They had fun making their little aeroplanes and competing flying them to see whose can fly the furthest. 
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Meeting with GFPA Team - Talking about African Aviation 1st June 2019

Refilwe Ledabwa CEO and founder of GFPA and her team invited Ivana Alvares-Marshall Governor of the African Section 99s to their morning meeting. They discussed about African Aviation. They were all excited to learn that in 1965 a group of women set up a South African chapter of the 99s. 

Jordan Conference Meeting April - May 2019

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Distribution to Cyclone Idai Flood Victims April 2019

The African Section 99s teamed up with Road to Relief and AMRA to distribute supplies to Cyclone Idai Flood Victims in Nsanje near the border of Malawi and Mozambique
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Hilview Secondary School Visit February 2019

The African Section 99s visited Hilview Secondary School on their careers day to inspire their students about aviation.  
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Egypt Conference October 2017

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Jordan Conference Meeting October 2015

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Retford Gamston Airport United Kingdom - Fun Meeting August 2016

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