See what’s happening with C-FLUG, the women-only plane Cessna 150, owned by the local RAA, and managed by the Manitoba 99’s!

With the 99s, C-FLUG has flown to Thunder Bay, Regina, Calgary, Oshkosh and many other rural Manitoba airports.


Brief History

C-FLUG is a Cessna 150 owned by the Winnipeg Area Recreational Aircraft Association (RAA) for the MB Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, International Association of Women Pilots (99s). The plane was donated to the RAA by Bill Vandenberg with help from Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe (see Canadian Aviator March 2014 article pages 20-23). Thank you to Jim Aitkens (AME) for volunteering to get C-FLUG into good working condition after sitting outside for a few years. Leon Woychuck (AME) has generously volunteered to be C-FLUGs AME, he has 30 years of experience working with C150s at Harv’s Air and knows C-FLUG intimately. Thanks to the 100% support from the aviation community, C-FLUG is flown only by women – she can be borrowed by women with their Private or Commercial Pilots Licence for $20/hour


Bill Vandenberg Memorial Donations

The MB 99s, International women pilots organization, is honoured to be named for donations in memory of Mr. Bill Vandenberg. Cheques or money orders can be made out to “C-FLUG” and mail to:

MB Chapter of the 99s
In Memory of Mr. Bill Vandenberg
C/O Dr Jill Oakes
125 Dysart Rd, Room 464 Wallace Bldg
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2