We’ve already told you a little bit about OKC’s connection to aviation in both the past and present, but if you want to learn more, Oklahoma City’s 99s Museum of Women Pilots will give you a glimpse into an important part of aviation history. Named for the 99 women pilots who signed the original membership charter in 1929, the Ninety-Nines is an international organization of women pilots. Their museum, located near Will Rogers World Airport, celebrates the inspiring history of female aviators from the early days of airplanes to the women of space exploration.
The museum houses a large collection of artifacts that belonged to the one of the most recognizable female pilots: Amelia Earhart. Earhart was the first elected president of the organization, and the museum houses her original pilot’s license alongside other personal effects. Other exhibits include a feature on female military pilots from WWII to today.