UPDATED 5 DECEMBER 2019
When is HAI HELI-EXPO taking place?
It is early next year. The expo hall will be open January 28-30, 2020. Some classes take place before the expo hall opens.
Where is the expo?
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
What about Whirly-Girl events?
Here’s the current schedule for the week:
Sunday morning, January 26:
Give It A Whirl aviation day for families
Fullerton Airport (KFUL)
4119 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92388
Sunday evening, January 26:
Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet
Anaheim Marriott Convention Center
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
6 pm — Social hour
7 pm — Annual Awards Banquet
How do I get banquet tickets?
You can order them on our banquet ticket page. Each banquet ticket is $95. Please note that you will need to create a login to purchase a ticket. Whirly-Girls and Associates should use their assigned logins. You can also create a login at no charge and use it to purchase your banquet tickets by accessing the banquet ticket page and choosing your entree choice from the options listed.
You may also reserve a VIP table that seats eight guests for $1200. (Corporate members may reserve a table for a discounted rate of $950.) Each VIP table is at the front of the banquet ballroom and includes two bottles of complimentary wine (choice of white or red). Your contribution will be furthering the Whirly-Girls’ mission of advancing women in helicopter aviation. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Joni Schultz, Immediate Past President, at email@example.com.
The deadline for ticket orders is January 20, 2020. Tickets will not be available at the door, so be sure to order them in advance.
Monday morning and afternoon, January 27:
10:30 – 12:30 pm Annual Business Meeting
12:30 – 1:15 pm Lunch break
1:15 pm Group photo
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Educational Seminar with WG#2082 Michelle Petrina, DPE
2:45 pm Group photo
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Annual Hovering
HAI HELI-EXPO Welcome Reception
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Anaheim Convention Center Plaza
Tuesday – Thursday, January 28-30:
Look for the Whirly-Girls merchandise and membership information booth in the expo hall! Better yet, join the team, and volunteer to help out!
Where can I stay in Anaheim?
OnPeak is addressing room reservations for the event. Please note that if you check the housing link on the HAI website (http://heliexpo.rotor.org/index.php/hotel-travel/), it will show that many of the hotels are already full. The Whirly-Girls have reserved blocks of rooms in several approved hotels near the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). Those that are not within easy walking distance of GWCC will be serviced by free HAI buses during the expo. Details are below.
If you would like to reserve a room in the Whirly-Girls block, use the link below to ensure availability and pricing:
What if I don’t want to stay in any of these hotels?
You are welcome to make your own arrangements. To avoid unexpected charges, please be cautious when entering any financial arrangements with hotel resellers who are not affiliated with HAI HELI-EXPO. Note that if you are not staying in a hotel listed on the HAI website (see link above), you will be not be on the HAI bus route to and from the convention center.
What if I want to share a room?
Sharing a room at HAI HELI-EXPO is a great opportunity to spend time with other Whirly-Girls, and it helps lower housing costs. If you are interested, please contact WG#1360 Susanne Hallen at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll hook you up with others who are interested in sharing rooms for the event.