WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE WHIRLY-GIRLS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN HELICOPTER PILOTS

We are a support network for pilots and provide a variety of scholarships to women for helicopter training. 

Members who have paid their dues for the year can click on the Login button on the left bar to log in and see additional links. You can also search on members who have paid dues. Please contact the webmaster with questions or issues with your account.

You can pay dues online with PayPal or a credit card by clicking the Donations and Dues tab above. 

It's Scholarship Season

Members in good standing are encouraged to apply for our wide range of scholarships! See the press release about the Add-On Flight Training Scholarship for women pilots who don't fly helicopters -- yet! Take a look on our Whirly-Girl Scholarships page. Remember: the application deadline is October 1 -- don't be late!

Do you have questions about our scholarships? Contact VP of Scholarships Alison Husain (WG #1195) at wgvpsch@whirlygirls.org.




Women Hovering Over the World (WHOW)

September is WHOW Month

Help us celebrate the 7th annual Women Hovering Over the World (WHOW) event this September. Invite your local Whirly-Girls and friends to meet at a coffee shop, a park, an aviation museum, or other convenient location. Need help finding local members? Active Whirly-Girls may download a member listing here. Or contact our VP of Membership for information about Whirly-Girls in your area.

 


Member Discounts

Active Whirly-Girls now have access to discounts on outside merchandise, aviation activities and training opportunities. This program is young and new discounts are being added all the time. Take a look at the items, and ENJOY your discounts! Or contact our VP of Membership for information about Whirly-Girls in your area.

 


 

Night Flight Concepts Training Scholarship

Night Flight Concepts Scholarship Recipient Natalie Jones

ALEA corporate member Night Flight Concepts has awarded a night vision goggle scholarship to WG #1290 Natalie Jones, currently flying concrete and steel to a remote jungle site in support of a dam building project for the main water supply to the city of Manila. "This scholarship will inevitably aid me in becoming a safer and more competent pilot. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity," says Jones.

The scholarship will provide Jones an initial NVG endorsement for a flight position in airborne law enforcement, EMS, or government agencies.

Read more about the scholarship here.

 


 

Changes on the Whirly-Girls Board of Directors

Dianna Stanger (WG #1178) has stepped down as President and will now be our Immediate Past President, replacing Laura McColm (WG #1329). Joni Schultz (WG #1711) has moved from the VP of Operations to the President Position. Congratulations and thanks to our current and past presidents. Colleen Chen (WG #694) has stepped in as Vice President of Operations.

We are pleased to announce that Alison Husain (WG #1195) has been appointed as the new Vice President of Scholarships, and Sarah Smith-Dufton (WG #1835) is joining the Board as Scholarship Director.

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The Summer Collective Pitch is here! Members whose dues are current can log on to view the Summer 2016 Collective Pitch newsletter in the members only section. Take a look at scholarship news, announcements, and info about new members!

Collective Pitch Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls Job Postings

We have new job postings on our members only job page — last updated 15 September 2016. Take a look! 

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The Whirly-Girl Store is Now Open

Get your custom Whirly-Girl merchandise: our online store is now open and ready for your orders.

Special 15% discount to celebrate the store that has all the official Whirly-Girl merchandise! Visit our store and support the Whirly-Girls!

Whirly-Girls Store Now Open

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Advancing helicopter research for almost a century

NASA Langley Research Center

View an overview of helicopter and vertical aircraft flight tests performed at NASA Langley over the last 95 years. 

NASA Langley has conducted helicopter and other vertical flight aircraft flight, wind tunnel and crash tests over the last 95 years, including looking at some amazing concepts like the "flying banana" and a number of vertical take off and landing aircraft. For its contributions NASA Langley has been named a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International.

View the Video

Do-Si-Do In the Sky

Through research into the U.S. Army Helicopter Square Dance Team, we have a chance to view the Whirly-Girls inspiration for the original logo.

The film, Do-Si-Do in the Sky, follows the helicopter square dance team in its heyday of the 1950s.

View the Video

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In Memoriam

We honor our past members who are Hovering in Heaven. 

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Contact Us

Please contact the Secretary if you have questions about this amazing organization, wish to partner with us to advance opportunities for women in rotorcraft aviation, or would like to receive our informational brochure. If you have questions about the website, please email the Webmaster. 

 

 

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Updated: 9/23/16

 
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