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.

It's Scholarship Season

The scholarship applications are up! Take a look at these great opportunities:

Advanced Mountain Flight Training Scholarship
Agricultural Air Services Flight Training Scholarship
Airbus Flight Training Scholarship
Air Evac Lifeteam Bell 206 Transition Flight Training Scholarship
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Night Vision Goggle Flight Training Scholarship
Erickson Vertical Reference/External Load Flight Training Scholarship
FlightSafety International Bell 206 Pilot Scholarship
Robinson Helicopter R44 Safety Course Scholarship
Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Course Scholarship
Survival Systems USA Aircraft Ditching Course Scholarship
Whirly-Girls Memorial Flight Training Scholarship
Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-On Flight Training Scholarship

If you are a Whirly-Girl who joined before 31 March 2014, make sure you read the instructions on our WG Scholarships page and submit your applications before 15 October 2014!

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Happy WHOW Day

Thanks to you who hosted Women Hovering Over the World (WHOW) events earlier this month! Send your stories and pictures to our Collective Pitch editor: wgcpeditor@whirlygirls.org We would love to hear from you!

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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!

Vote for Whirly-Girls International
Your Vote Counts! Please vote for us here!

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Whirly-Girls at 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:

2014 Hovering in Anaheim, California

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!

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We have new job postings on our members only job page. Take a look!

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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: claus.richter@gyronimosystems.com

See www.gyronimosystems.com, or take a look at his video: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/gyronimo3d?feature=results_main


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.

Contact
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: 8/20/14

 
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