The Ninety-Nines are 90!

Submitted by Cathy Prudhomme, International Secretary Of the more than 9,000 pilots in the United States in 1929, only 117 of them were women. That November, the 117 U.S. women pilots were invited to assemble at Curtiss Field in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York to provide “mutual support, advance aviation, and maintain historical records …

Soaring Above

Hang gliders suspended over Baggage Claim Have you ever been at Baggage Claim in Terminals A or B and looked up? If so, you may have noticed a new addition to the hang glider exhibit. A Wills Wing T3 now floats over Carousel 2 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The Wills Wing joins another …

30th Annual Student Art Contest

John Wayne Airport invites Orange County public and private school students, grades K-12, to enter the 30th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest. Students can tap into their imagination, grab their favorite set of crayons, markers, pencils or paints and create artwork depicting this year’s theme “FLYING: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW.”

John Wayne Airport Issues Call for Artists

Calling all Orange County-related visual artists! John Wayne Airport (JWA) invites local artists to apply for solo-style exhibition slots in the JWA Community Focus Space (CFS) program’s monthly exhibition calendar with exhibition slots opening December 17, 2020. Join the many talented artists who have showcased their artwork to elevate the overall Airport guest experience.

Bob Hope USO Patriotic Boat Wins Award!

Orange County Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport volunteers had the opportunity to participate in the Newport Beach 4th of July Old Glory Boat Parade. Thanks to a generous donation of a yacht for the event, the patriotically decorated boat won the “Spirit” award.

Granting Wishes One Air Mile at a Time

The ‘Trips that Transform’ campaign takes flight during August at John Wayne Airport through a partnership with Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire to help grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses through the donation of unused, low balance or soon-to-expire airlines miles for American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, or United Airlines.

Learn to Fly – Orange County 99s

The Orange County Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots in conjunction with two of John Wayne Airport's premiere flight schools, Sunrise Aviation and Orange County Flight Center, sponsored their fourth Why I Want to Learn to Fly Essay Contest.

JWA Goes High-Tech

Navigating through John Wayne Airport just got even easier. New interactive wayfinding signage combines high-tech with convenience, offering access to interactive LED digital touch-screens located in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.