2016 Whirly-Girls Hovering in Kentucky

2016 Annual Whirly-Girls Hovering at HELI-EXPO in Kentucky


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

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Whirly-Girls Board of Directors Appointments

Colleen Chen (WG #694) has stepped down as Vice President of Scholarships, and we thank her for her deep commitment and hard work on the scholarship committee since she joined the Whirly-Girls Board of Directors in 2013. She has been instrumental in the success of the program.

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.

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Announces Additional Scholarships for 2016

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce three additional scholarships for 2016:

  • Night Flight Concepts Night Vision Goggle Initial Pilot Qualification Scholarship
  • November 2016 Garmin GTN & G500/600 Course Scholarship
  • October 2016 Oregon Aero CRM/AMRM Instructor Training Scholarship

Current Whirly-Girls may download the scholarship applications and submit them by the June 30, 2016 deadline. Don't miss this great opportunity!
Mid-Year Scholarship Applications

Oregon Aero and Randy Mains Commit to Crew Resource Management Instructor Training Scholarship

Oregon Aero

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Oregon Aero and Randy Mains have committed to providing a scholarship to a Whirly-Girl for training to become a Crew Resource Management Instructor for 2016. Read more about it here.

You can find out more about Oregon Aero and Randy Mains courses at their website: www.oregonaero.com/crm.
Oregon Aero Scholarship

Garmin Aviation Training Offers Two Scholarships to Whirly-Girls


The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Garmin Aviation Training has committed to providing two scholarships to Whirly-Girls to receive training in Garmin GTN and G500/G600 equipment for 2016. Read more about it here.

You can find out more about Garmin Flight Training at their website: fly.garmin.com/fly-garmin/training.
Garmin Scholarship

Night Flight Concepts Commits to NVG Scholarship for 2016 Scholarship Season


The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Night Flight Concepts has committed to providing a deserving Whirly-Girl a Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Flight Training Scholarship for the 2016 scholarship season. Read more about it here.

You can find out more about Night Flight Concepts at their website: www.nightflightconcepts.com.
Night Flights Concepts Scholarship

Women Can Fly in Virginia

Women Can Fly is a newly-created volunteer organization whose mission is to promote women of all ages to fly. They are pilots and aviation enthusiasts who know the exhilaration of flight, the joy of discovering new horizons, the friendships born of shared visions, with the hope that more women will fulfill their dreams by joining them. Come join Whirly-Girls in Virginia where there is an opportunity for a complimentary flight for all girls age 12 or older and women who register for a flight. Go to womencanfly.com for more information. We hope to see you there!
Women Can Fly


The Spring Collective Pitch is here! Members whose dues are current can log on to view the Spring 2016 Collective Pitch newsletter in the members only section. Take a look at news from HELI-EXPO, reports from our scholarship recipients, 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 26 March 2016. Take a look! 


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.

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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.

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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: 6/26/16

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