OKLAHOMA CHAPTER OF THE 99’s NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN AVIATION AND AEROSPACE PROFESSIONS

OKLAHOMA CHAPTER OF THE 99’s NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN IN AVIATION AND AEROSPACE PROFESSIONS

Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day in partnership with the Oklahoma Chapter of Ninety-Nines will be honoring three Oklahoma women making important contributions to aviation and aerospace. The three award winners will be recognized at the Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace luncheon to be held November 1st @ 11:30am inside the historical AAR hangar at Will Rogers World Airport.

Please complete the nomination form and email your nominations to the Oklahoma Chapter of the 99’s at trina.madden@live.com by September 30, 2019.

PEARL CARTER SCOTT OKLAHOMA GENERAL AVIATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Eula “Pearl” Carter Scott (1915–2005) became the youngest pilot in the United States on September 12, 1929, when she took her first solo flight at the age of 13. She was taught to fly by the notable pioneer aviator Wiley Post and was a stunt pilot.  Pearl was an enrollee of the Chickasaw Nation and was born to George and Lucy Carter on December 9, 1915 in Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma. She acquired her own automobile when she was only eleven years old, and had learned to drive herself by the age of twelve. Scott was elected to the Chickasaw legislature in 1983 and served three terms there. Pearl’s life was the epitome of independence and equality and her passion for life and aviation has been recognized across the nation. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, the Chickasaw Hall of Fame, the International Women’s Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame, and is a charter member of the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.

The Oklahoma Chapter of the 99’s and organizers of the Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day event established the Pearl Carter Scott Oklahoma Aviation Distinguished Service Award to honor Oklahoma aviation pilots, laborers, staff or executives who have excelled in their service and dedication to aviation progress and development in the state. Recognizing that the vitality and effectiveness of a business, government entity, or civic organization directly reflects the quality of its workforce, the 99’s are resolved to identify and honor individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner and whose contributions will serve as an inspiration to other aviation professionals. Nominees must be an Oklahoma resident, hold a pilot license, and are to have exemplified the extraordinary attributes of an outstanding female aviator.

GERALDYN M. COBB OKLAHOMA MILITARY AVIATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Jerrie Cobb was a seasoned pilot and held world records for speed, altitude and distance. As part of the Mercury 13, Cobb had undergone rigorous physical and psychological examinations and emerged in the top 2 percent of all those — mostly men — who were tested. Cobb was from Norman, Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma City Classen High School.  Cobb was named Woman of the Year in Aviation, Pilot of the Year by the National Pilots Association, inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, received the Pioneer Woman Award for her “courageous frontier spirit” flying all over the Amazon jungle serving primitive Indian tribes, and was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Oklahoma Chapter of the 99’s and organizers of the Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day event established the Geraldyn M. Cobb Oklahoma Military Aviation Distinguished Service Award to honor Oklahoma military or civilian pilots, programs, laborers, staff or executives dedicated to the service of our Nation who have excelled in their vocation and dedication to military aviation progress and development in the state. Recognizing that the vitality and effectiveness of a business, government entity, or civic organization directly reflects the quality of its workforce, the 99’s are resolved to identify and honor individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner and whose contributions will serve as an inspiration to other military aviation professionals. Nominees must be an Oklahoma resident with exemplary United States military or civilian service and be in good standing through retirement, honorable discharge or active duty. Qualified candidates are pilots, mechanics, techs, etc. who have shown great courage in the face of adversity and have exemplified the integrity of an outstanding aviation-related civilian or service member.

SHANNON LUCID OKLAHOMA AEROSPACE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid was born January 14, 1943 and is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut.   Lucid graduated from Bethany High School in 1960.  Shortly after high school, she obtained her pilot’s license. She attended the University of Oklahoma from where she received a Bachelor’s in chemistry, a Master’s in biochemistry, and her Ph.D. in biochemistry.  In 1978, NASA advertised for female candidates and Lucid was selected for the NASA Astronaut Corps. Of the six women in this first class with female astronauts, Lucid was the only one who was a mother at the time of being selected. Lucid has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station in 1996; she is the only American woman to have served aboard Mir. In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Lucid as one of the 50 most important women in science.

The Oklahoma Chapter of the 99’s and organizers of the Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day event established the Dr. Shannon Lucid Oklahoma Aerospace Distinguished Service Award to honor Oklahoma aerospace programs, pilots, laborers, staff or executives who have excelled in their vocation and dedication to the progress and development of the aerospace industry in the state of Oklahoma. Recognizing that the vitality and effectiveness of a business, government entity, or civic organization directly reflects the quality of its workforce, the 99’s are resolved to identify and honor individuals who have performed in an exemplary manner and whose contributions will serve as an inspiration to other aerospace professionals.

NOMINATION FORM (pdf)

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