Welcome to the Whirly-Girls
Janie Foster
Janie Foster WG #1070 and AW139 on pipeline construction ship in the Gulf of Mexico 

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.

Diamond Anniversary Logo Competition

Whirly-Girls International celebrates 60 years of supporting women in the rotorcraft industry with their upcoming round of scholarships and a call for a Diamond Anniversary commemorative logo design for 2015.

The winning entry will receive a $450 prize, and the new logo will be used to highlight the 60th anniversary festivites at HELI-EXPO next year. Submissions for the Diamond Anniversary commemorative logo contest are due by October 31, 2014: Create a bold modern logo for Whirly-Girls International. You must be registered on the site to participate in the contest and can do so in the submission process at no charge.


Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Whirly-Girls are in the running for a Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant! This grant will help us expand our services to our members, the aviation community, and the public at large. But we need your help. Please vote for us by clicking on the image at the right, and pass the word along.

Thank you for your support!

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We have new job postings on our members only job page -- last updated 9 October 2014. Take a look!

WHIRLY GIRLS JUST FLY -- A Documentary Film about Female Helicopter Pilots

Evi Baumgartner, WG #1037, has created a stunning documentary film featuring five incredible women who show the courage and willpower necessary to open up new vistas and create new role models for women. This film provides a fascinating insight into the lives of helicopter pilots both inside and outside the cockpit. How did they get interested in helicopters? How do they get along in this sector that is still so male-dominated? And what does flying mean for their lives? WHIRLY GIRLS JUST FLY answers these questions and empowers other women to go for their goals as well.

The official trailer can be watched now on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIlOz6IWR2M1

The documentary film, produced without any external funds, is available now on DVD. More information can be found at www.baumgartnerfilm.com

Become a Member
Whirly-Girls was formed in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard Phelan, who wanted to build a community where female helicopter pilots could share and grow. Today it has grown to include the largest source of scholarships for female helicopter pilots. Membership is open to any woman with a helicopter license. Additionally, the Whirly-Girls Auxillary is available to those who are not eligible for regular membership. Membership affords you access to exclusive areas of the website, including job listings and networking opportunities.

Learn more about membership...

In Memoriam
We have tried to honor our past members who are Hovering in Heaven here when we are sent information about them. Click here to visit our In Memoriam page.

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.

Updated: 10/19/14

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