Marijane is also an accomplished writer, contributing various articles to a number of magazine.

Marijane's first intro to AAB was with her husband Dave but in time she also became a seaplane pilot. In 1978, Marijane lost Dave in a Goose accident. It was a difficult time for her but with the support of all her friends she became the co-pilot on the Grumman G-73 Mallards. Within a year or so, her love of flying had her join the ranks of American Inter-Island Airways (Convair 440) where she continued flying as the first officer. While she was  flying in the right seat she met the guy in the left seat. Vince Sipple. Marijane and Vince enjoyed life together until Vince's passing in August 2017. Marijane resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

Marijane and Dave Howard had the easiest commute to work. Step on to the dock at AAB.- STT

Marijane has recently sent over 150 photos which will be posted on this page, Dave and Vince's as well as many others. Thank you!!

A letter to Marijane from Judy Craske, a passenger on the ill-fated flight of N8777A.

1941-2017

Vince Sipple & Marijane Howard

Marijane get her multi-engine seaplane rating in Grumman Widgeon with George Lambros.
Grumman G-73 Mallard
John Howard (15 years old)
Capt. Blair & Dave Howard in Sandringham S-25
< Marijane gets a feel for the left seat of the S-25 ... as well as the comfort of the upper passenger deck.  v
Marijane's new assignment Convair 440
Marijane Howard gets a photo with AAB pilot - Capt. Ron Crozier
Newly formed "Beachcomber Chapter" of the Ninety-Nines International Women Pilots

When Maureen introduced me as "Captain Marijane Howard" I thought I had just been promoted. Just for the day I learned. Marijane

Not an editable photo of N7338 from V.I. Daily News on-line archives. Marijane Howard Sipple remembered that day and verified the aircraft. 

Marijane Howard & Capt. Bob Scott
on the ramp at STX.
Marijane and Bryan McCook
in San Juan with S25 Excalibur VIII

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