Welcome to the Whirly-Girls
Come celebrate the Whirly-Girls' 60th anniversary at HAI's HELI-EXPO in March, 2015
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.
The Winter Collective Pitch is up. Members whose dues are current can log on to view it here. Take a look!
HAI's Heli-Expo is coming in March
Come join us for the Whirly-Girls celebrations in Orlando together with the world's largest helicopter trade show and exposition! Our merchandise and membership booths will be 5700 and 5800 in the expo hall on March 3 to 5. Other Whirly-Girls events are listed here. Come join us!
Come join us for our Diamond Anniversary celebrations in Orlando, Florida!
The Annual Awards Banquet will be taking place on March 1, and you can order banquet tickets here on our website. The festivities start with our Silent Auction at 5:30 pm with the banquet at 7:00 pm. Matt Zuccaro, President of Helicopter Association International, will be our key note speaker.
On March 2, come join the Board of Directors at our annual meeting between 10 and 11:30. Our annual hovering and educational sessions will continue until 4:00 pm.
And please join us at HAI's HELI-EXPO at the Whirly-Girls Membership and Merchandise booths March 3 through 5. Orlando's the place to be in March!
Find out more about our HELI-EXPO events here. You can also find out more about the Whirly-Girl block of rooms for HELI-EXPO housing and how to find a roommate. You can order in the Whirly-Girl block through Connections Housing. Take a look!
We have new job postings on our members only job page -- last updated 16 January 2015. 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.
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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