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. 

Come Visit the Whirly-Girls at ALEA EXPO 2016

The Whirly-Girls had a booth at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, Inc. expo in Savannah, Georgia. The event took place between at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. ALEA EXPO featured education and training courses presented by industry experts, an extensive exhibition floor highlighting the latest aviation technology, and numerous networking opportunities in airborne policing. It was a terrific event!




Night Flight Concepts Training Scholarship

Night Flight Concepts Scholarship Recipient Natalie Jones

ALEA corporate member Night Flight Concepts has awarded a night vision goggle scholarship to WG #1290 Natalie Jones, currently flying concrete and steel to a remote jungle site in support of a dam building project for the main water supply to the city of Manila. "This scholarship will inevitably aid me in becoming a safer and more competent pilot. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity," says Jones.

The scholarship will provide Jones an initial NVG endorsement for a flight position in airborne law enforcement, EMS, or government agencies.

Read more about the scholarship here.

 


 

Changes on the Whirly-Girls Board of Directors

Dianna Stanger (WG #1178) has stepped down as President and will now be our Immediate Past President, replacing Laura McColm (WG #1329). Joni Schultz (WG #1711) has moved from the VP of Operations to the President Position. Congratulations and thanks to our current and past presidents.

In addition, Colleen Chen (WG #694) has stepped down as Vice President of Scholarships, and we thank her for her deep commitment and hard work on the scholarship committee. We are pleased to announce that Alison Husain (WG #1195) has been appointed as the new Vice President of Scholarships, and Sarah Smith-Dufton (WG #1835) is joining the Board as Scholarship Director.

 


 

Whirly-Girls at Jerry Trimble Autorotation Contest

Whirly-Girls at Jerry Trimble

 

Sharlene Miles, Lorraine Skalla, and Mandi McMahon at Jerry Trimble's Fulldown Autorotation Contest at McMinnville Municipal Airport on June 26. Many thanks to all, including Jenn Shull, for a successful day!

 


 

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The Spring Collective Pitch is here! Members whose dues are current can log on to view the Spring 2016 Collective Pitch newsletter in the members only section. Take a look at news from HELI-EXPO, reports from our scholarship recipients, and info about new members!

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Whirly-Girls Job Postings

We have new job postings on our members only job page — last updated 26 March 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.

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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: 7/23/16

 
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