Theresa learned to fly at age 50 in Oklahoma, fulfilling a life-long dream. She earned a Seaplane rating when she moved to the Seattle area. She and her partner, Mike, have had many aviation adventures flying to the Bahamas and all four corners of the United States, including several trips to Oshkosh and Sun N Fun in their Cessna 172. She has held positions in the Oklahoma 99s and the Seattle 99s chapters, is on the board of directors for the Air Race Classic, volunteers at the Reno Air Races, and is active in several other aviation organizations. She recently retired from the FAA.
Andrea Chay-Vice Chair
After graduating from Ohio State U, (Go Bucks!), I earned my private pilot's license in 1980 in Cleveland, OH. I had the unique advantage of flying off grass, at an international airport, CLE, Cleveland Hopkins. So I learned radio usage quickly and had no fear of the radio as I had to talk to clearance, ground, local, departure, and approach every time we flew! Probably part of the reason why I Wound up working for FAA as a Flight Service Controller for 20 years and other positions with the FAA for the other 10 years. I have also worked in FBOs running the front desk and scheduling airplanes and instructors, etc. I've held many offices in the 99s, chapter chair for 3 chapters as well as other chapter offices, Section Vice Governor and Governor, International Membership Chair and Endowment Fund Trustee, as well as Nominating Committee Chair. I've also worked many 99s booths and presented at the Flying Companion Seminar our chapter has put on for several years. I've been involved in Women in Aviation, Civil Air Patrol, Professional Women Controllers, and National Air Traffic Controllers Association. While not actively flying right now, I hope to get back into it this year or next, but I will always remain a 99! I just renewed as a Life Member this year!
Beverly Fogle holds a Commercial Pilot license with Instrument Rating. She worked as a CFI (Airplane and Instrument) during the 1970s, and sporadically thereafter. She has flown on six continents, including criss-crossing North America many times. She has made many international friends through her aviation activities, including the 99s, the Flying Rotarians, and FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale). Her all-time favorite plane is the Mooney Bravo, which she owned from 1999 until selling it in 2011. A long-time member of the Columbia Cascade Chapter, she moved to Seattle in 2015. She's a retired Certified Financial Planner, owned a financial planning firm in Vancouver/Portland area for almost 30 years, and now serves as our chapter treasurer.
While a student at Auburn University in Alabama, I soloed an Aeronca Champ on December 9, 1959. I received my BA from California State University in Sacramento and by this time I had gotten my private in a Piper Pacer, had joined the Sacramento Valley Chapter 99s in 1968, and had flown numerous single engine airplanes. My husband and I eventually settled on a grass airstrip in WA with our two sons. Our hangar held a Piper Pacer, Mong Sport biplane, and Bellanca. Sadly, my husband passed away in 1974. I was a charter member of Rainier Chapter 99s in WA and bought a Cessna Cardinal in 1975. Most fair weather weekends I spent flying with a great group of 99s all over Washington State and beyond. In 1976 I flew my Cardinal with Ellie McElroy in the last 99s Powder Puff Derby (All women’s Transcontinental Air Race) from Sacramento, CA to Wilmington, DL. After Rainier Chapter disbanded I joined Greater Seattle 99s. I worked full time as a teacher/librarian. I started a Young Aviator’s Club at Foothills Elementary. In the seven years that I met with these young aviation enthusiasts they flew a Boeing airplane simulator, made models, flew computer trainers, sat at helicopter controls, launched rockets, etc. I left plenty of time for my flying and working on ratings. I eventually got my commercial, multiengine, instrument, and seaplane ratings. In 1991, Ed Hoit flew into my life in his Piper Cub. . We have shared more great aviation adventures than I could recount in our wonderful years together. We flew my restored Piper Pacer together to Kansas for the Short Wing Piper Convention and came away with the Grand Champion Award. There were many flying tours with Puget Sound Antique Aircraft Club. In 2009, I celebrated my 50th year as a licensed pilot. I have been a proud member of 99s for almost 50 years and have held several offices.
For as long as she can remember, Susan has had a strong interest and passion for flying and aviation. It started at a young age, when she would watch re-runs of The Flying Nun on TV early in the morning before her mother would wake up. In an attempt to fly like Sister Bertrile, Susan would devise wing-like coronet hats and tape them to her head. She would then run and jump off the end of the front porch of her childhood home, in an attempt to fly off into the sunset. Later on in school, Amelia Earhart quickly became her hero, and she read every book she could get her hands on about Amelia. 30+ years later, Susan has decided to pursue her aviation dreams and is a student pilot. She has trained at Bremerton National Airport and has a real interest in the maintenance and fabrication of planes. Susan has taken airplane fabric covering classes and her dream job is to work at The Boeing Company, helping to build Boeing jets. Susan enjoys being a student member of The Ninety-Nines and enjoys the support and comaraderie with other women who have a passion for flight and aviation.