Established in 1988 by Nancy Livingston Stratford, Whirly-Girl #4, in memory of J. Arlo Livingston (Alaska pioneer helicopter pilot, member of the Whirly-Girl's Auxiliary and past president of the Helicopter Association International), this award is designed to honor a woman who has achieved distinction for the contributions she has made on behalf of women in helicopter aviation. It is to be awarded to a living Whirly-Girl, who personifies the high standards and ideals of women in helicopter aviation and who has contributed in a significant way to the advancement, recognition and credit of women in helicopter aviation.
Anyone may nominate a Whirly-Girl for this award. Relevant material (in English) should accompany the nomination form, such as details of certificates and flight hours; copies of commending letters, press accounts and citations; organizational affiliations and offices; helicopter-related activities, and any other information that would support the nomination. An informal nominating letter relating as much of the above information as possible will be accepted.
Past Livingston Award recipients:
- 2015 - Stacey Sheard (WG #1034)
- 2014 - Cindy Wilson (WG #313)
- 2013 - Nadine Fetsko (WG #212)
- 2012 - Diane Dowd (WG #202)
- 2011 - Sheryl Brakey (WG #340)
- 2010 - Bev Haug-Schaffter (WG #465)
- 2009 - Alacia Lane (WG #310)
- 2008 - Lisa Di Giovanna (WG #740)
- 2007 - Inna Kopetz (WG #738)
- 2006 - Colleen Nevius (WG #435)
- 2005 - Mary Raub (WG #56)
- 2004 - Fran Bera (WG #49)
- 2003 - Evelyn Bryan Johnson (WG #20)
- 2002 - Ilovene Potter (WG #50)
- 2001 - Nelda Lee (WG #247)
- 2000 - Laura Goldsberry (WG #515)
- 1999 - Betsy Johnson (WG #215)
- 1998 - Sherry Rossiter (WG #295)
- 1997 - Ann Shaw Carter (WG #2)
- 1996 - Doris Lockness (WG #55)
- 1995 - Betty Pfister (WG #52)
- 1994 - Jean Tinsley (WG #118)
- 1993 - Dr. Gen Valerie Andre (WG #6)
- 1992 - Dora Strother (WG #27)
- 1991 - Charlotte Kelley (WG #21)
- 1990 - Loretta Foy (WG #46)
- 1989 - Jean Ross Howard Phelan (WG #13)
Do you know a Whirly-Girl who is an ideal candidate for the Livingston Award? Please make a nomination. Download the nomination form (in PDF format).
Please submit nominations for the Livingston Award by December 31 to:
Diane Dowd, WG #202.