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 evening, January 26:
Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet
6 pm — Social hour
7 pm — Annual Awards Banquet
How do I get banquet tickets?
Stay tuned for further details
Monday morning and afternoon, January 27:
10:00 – 12:00 pm Annual Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm Group photo
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Educational Seminar
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 email@example.com. She’ll hook you up with others who are interested in sharing rooms for the event.