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 Pay Dues item above.
Take a look at our most recent Collective Pitch. Active members who have paid dues can view it on our website. Take a look!
We have new job postings on our members only job page. Take a look!
The image above is from our 2013 Whirly-Girls calendar. You can view the images here.
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:
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
DONATING to Whirly-Girls by shopping online through "Good Shop-Good Search"
Now you can go on a shopping spree and donate to Whirly-Girls at the same time! Good Shop is a portal and coupon site through which you can shop at virtually ANY store you want -- SAKS, Nordstroms, Lands End, Best Buy, Office Depot, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. When you to go http://www.goodsearch.com, look for the "Who are you shopping for" field, and type in Whirly-Girls. It will redirect you to a page where you can enter the store name you want. We get revenue from Good Shop--Good Search two ways: by "click-throughs" while you are searching for a store or product, and by purchases. Many stores donate up to 3% of your purchase price. Good Shop-Good Search keeps a bank for Whirly-Girls and sends us a check at the end of the year. If you are doing online shopping, this is a wonderful way to help the organization and satisfy that need for retail therapy! Christmas is just around the corner, and if you register with Good Shop-Good Search (it is not a requirement), you will get notifications of sales. But you don't have to register to donate to Whirly-Girls. Additionally, some of the vendors that work through this site often increase the percentage of the donation on a random basis. Help Whirly-Girls grow our scholarship fund by shopping through Good Shop--Good Search.
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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News for Members
We are constantly posting information for members - the latest news, updates on scholarships and other important tidbits. Need to pay dues, get a new name badge, apply for a scholarship? Make sure to click on the news regularly.
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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.
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