Patti Sandusky of Maple Lake was honored as a 2015 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship, in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in June 20, 2015. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. She was recognized for her contributions to 99s The International Organization of Women Pilots.
Patti Sandusky of Maple Lake, Minnesota, has been a 99 since June 1999. She has been an active member of the local chapter, Minnesota 99s, and has served as Chapter Vice Chair and has been Chapter Chair since 2008. She volunteers at the annual Tree of Hope toy assembly and delivering bags of gifts for children to Minnesota hospitals. She has also volunteered in Florida at Sun N Fun at The Ninety-Nines building, helps with the annual Minnesota 99s Girls Aviation Day, is a faithful worker at airmarkings, and volunteers in the membership booth at numerous aviation events around the state. Sundusky currently is the co-chair for the fall 2015 North Central Section meeting hosted by the Minnesota Chapter. She also is an elected Director for the North Central Section 99s. Sandusky participated in the 2011 historic Air Race Classic, an all women’s transcontinental air race. She is also a member of the EAA Chapter 878, Maple Lake, and assists in numerous events including assisting with Young Eagles flights.