Chicago Area Chapter
The Ninety-Nines

Illiana Air Derby
Saturday, September 14

The 2013 Air Derby was held on September 14th at the Lansing Municipal Airport, Lansing, Illinois.  This event was sponsored jointly by the Chicago Area Chapter 99s and the Indiana Dunes 99s and was opened to both men and women. 

Cynthia Madsen was Chairman of this successful Derby. 

The Chapter wishes to thank Bonnie and all of the people at the Lansing Airport who helped make this Air Derby run so smoothly.

And the winners were.....

In First Place, pilot Adam Springmeyer, with co-pilot Tim Rener, a student/instructor team from Valparaiso, Indiana!  Congratulations!  On either side of them are Marcia Forcey and Lynn Pergher, the Indiana Dunes co-chairmen of the event.

In Second Place, Chicago Area Chapter member Mary Lou Erikson, pilot, with her husband, Gregg as co-pilot.  Gregg also won the spot landing contest, landing within 20 feet of the line!  
Marcia Forcey presented the trophy. 

In third place, Margaret Wint, pilot, and Tricia DeBlock co-pilot, along with their passenger Melissa from the Indiana Dunes Chapter and Lynn Pergher..

Other pictures of the event:

Bret Wiley with his pilot, Chicago Area Chapter member Maggie Dodson, celebrate after returning from their beautiful flight on a gorgeous day!

Just add about another Tablespoon and a half, jokes Mary Lou, making sure her plane is filled exactly to her specifications!

Pilots Rogers Faden and Kevin Livesay pose with their beautiful Cardinal RG.

Pilots Wayne Babiak and Alex Synakowski do their pre-flight planning and prepare their aviation charts.

Margaret Wint and Indiana Dunes member Lynn Pergher wait while Margaret's plane is fueled.

Mary Lou shares her flights with her mascot, Tony, the Tiger.

Helping behind the scenes are Chicago Area Chapter members

Rita Adams

Ellen O'Hara and Leslie Prellwitz

And 49 1/2s Ralph Madsen and Chuck Herring

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