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. 


 

HAI HELI-EXPO News

Come join us in Dallas in 2017! The Whirly-Girl events will start March 5 with our Give It a Whirl outreach event followed by the Annual Awards Banquet and casino night. 

  • Give It A Whirl: Kids ride free! Register your kid for a free helicopter ride on March 5 at the Dallas Executive Airport. See the Give It a Whirl page for more details.
  • Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet and Casino Night: Join the Whirly-Girls and sponsors to celebrate the recipients of scholarships and volunteer awards. And stay to enjoy our casino night fundraiser! Read more about our casino night here.
  • Education Day: Join the Whirly-Girls for our education day, business meeting, and annual hovering on March 6.
  • Whirly-Girls Booth #3305 at HELI-EXPO: Check out our booth #3305 in the expo hall between March 7 and March 9.
  • Find out more about our events in Dallas on our HELI-EXPO 2017 page.


The Whirly-Girls hotel for lodging is the Hampton Inn & Suites at 1700 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas. Scholarship recipients will be housed there, and we have a large block of rooms for other members as well. The new housing service this year is OnPeak, and you may make reservations online.

The official hotel for Whirly-Girls events is the Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas, where the Annual Awards Banquet and casino night and educational seminars will be held. You may reserve a room at the Magnolia using the link above. Take a look at our HELI-EXPO 2017 page for more details. Active members can also log on to view the Winter 2016 Collective Pitch newsletter  for more details.

Come volunteer and join the fun! If you are going to be at HELI-EXPO in March, we can use your help staffing the Whirly-Girls booth. Sign up for shifts with other terrific volunteers, and help raise money for helicopter scholarships. Contact the VP of Marketing with questions.

 


 

Smile with Amazon

Help the Whirly-Girls fund its historical and archival preservation fund and raise your spirits! It's easy, and Amazon is happy to do the work for you.

Whirly-Girls Archive at Texas Woman's University

As you shop on Amazon, funds for the Whirly-Girl archive housed at Texas Woman's University (TWU) are increased. Just go to smile.amazon.com, select Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund as your charity, and the TWU endowment for the Whirly-Girls will receive a contribution. All funds donated by Amazon Smile during the months of December and January will go directly towards endowment fund fulfillment. Thank you for your contribution to help preserve the Whirly-Girls archive.

You can access the Whirly-Girls archive online at TWU's website. We appreciate all who help us fulfill our commitment to this important goal for 2017.

 


 

Member Discounts

Aerostyle Discounts available to members

Active Whirly-Girls now have access to discounts on outside merchandise, aviation activities and training opportunities. This program is young and new discounts are being added all the time. Take a look at the items, and ENJOY your discounts! Or contact our VP of Membership for information about Whirly-Girls in your area.

 


 

Board of Director Changes

It is with regret that we announce that Alison Husain, WG #1195, has stepped down as VP of Scholarships. We thank her for her years of service on the board and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

 


 

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The Winter Collective Pitch is here! Members whose dues are current can log on to view the Winter 2016 Collective Pitch newsletter in the members only section. Take a look at scholarship news, announcements, 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 18 December 2016. Take a look! 

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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.

View the Video

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.

View the Video

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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: 2/14/2017

 
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