Join us at WAI in Lake Buena Vista, Florida!
The Whirly-Girls are at the 25th Annual Women in Aviation Conference in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando in Florida. Come join us between March 6 - 8 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
We're at booth #335 at the Helicopter Center.
More information is available at www.wai.org/14conference. We hope to see you there!
Success at HAI's HELI-EXPO
The Whirly-Girls had a great line-up of events at HELI-EXPO this year. Our Annual Meeting, Hovering, educational seminar with Linsay Cunningham (WG #1662), Silent Auction, and Banquet all took place on February 24 and were well-attended. Here's a photo from the Hovering:
Our Merchandise and Membership booths were popular this year, and the second Silent Auction took place on February 25. The proceeds from the booth sales, Silent Auctions, and raffles for a GoPro and TV will help support our scholarship program.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make our events such a success!
Are you a woman who flies helicopters and has at least a private certificate? Through the efforts of a few generous supporters, the Whirly-Girls are expanding the sponsorship program to include twelve (12) initial memberships to the organization, valued at $75 each. These sponsorships allow women who fly helicopters (and not yet members) to join the Whirly-Girls organization at no cost and take advantage of the many benefits of being a member, including participation in the generous scholarship program. Any female pilot who possesses a Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating at the time of application is eligible to apply. The awards will be made at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California next February. It is not necessary to be present to be considered. The deadline for application is February 10th, 2014. You can download the application from our Join Now page.
We have new job postings on our members only job page. Take a look!
Attention Whirly-Girls who fly Robinsons: Claus Richter of Gyronimo Systems has created an app for iPhones and iPads that calculates weight & balance, OGE/IGE hover ceilings, max continuous power, never exceed speed, and E6B flight time and wind calculations for Robinson R22, R44 Raven I, and R44 Raven II helicopters. He is giving away 10 licenses to the first Whirly-Girls who contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org
See www.gyronimosystems.com, or take a look at his video: