Jacket, Suit, Flying, Civilian, Ninety-Nines

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    Jacket, Suit, Flying, Civilian, Ninety-Nines

    Ninety-Nines civilian flying suit, white cotton gaberdine jacket with zipper front. There are two pockets and an insignia.

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    Ninety-Nines Flying Suit

    Amelia Earhart designed this practical two-piece flying suit for the Ninety-Nines, but it was never formally adopted.

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Amelia Earhart designed this practical two-piece flying suit for the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots. Although the group never formally adopted the suit, the interlocking "9s" eventually became their logo.

The Ninety Nines was established shortly after the 1929 Women's National Air Derby when a group of women pilots met to form an organization for social, recruitment, and business purposes. There were ninety-nine charter members, hence the organization's name. Earhart, always a strong supporter of women in aviation, served as the club's first president.