Whirly-Girls to hold debut helicopter educational outreach event in Louisville

Whirly-Girls to hold debut helicopter educational outreach event in Louisville 2 Feb, 16, Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International invites the youth and community of Louisville, KY to their debut helicopter educational outreach event, Give it a Whirl!

Join the Whirly-Girls on Sunday, February 28, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bowman Field Airport in Louisville, Kentucky for an experience the whole family can enjoy. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the future of the helicopter community by providing creative and innovative educational opportunities with static displays, flight simulators, and hands-on activities.

On site will be; Louisville police and news helicopters, local helicopter flight school JR Aviation, Bell Helicopter, X-Copter Flight Simulator, Heliweb Magazine and RC Helicopters. The first 200 kids through the door will receive FREE drawstring backpacks full of goodies! In addition, volunteers from the helicopter community are coming together to help mentor and educate attendees on the helicopters and the aviation industry.

The Whirly-Girls are also holding an art and essay contest for students in the Louisville area. Students are invited to submit an art piece or essay on one of the three provided topics. Winners will be divided into three age groups; Elementary (Grades 3-6), Middle School (Grades 7-9) and High School (Grades 10-12). There will be one art and one essay winner per age group for a total of 6 winners!  Prizes are still being accumulated and include items such as Model Helicopters, RC Helicopters and Day Passes to the Heli-Expo taking place that week (March 1-3). The contest guidelines and application form can be found on the Whirly-Girls website: http://www.whirlygirls.org/give-it-a-whirl. The deadline for submission is February 26, 2016 and the winners will be announced on the day of the event.

For further updates and information regarding Give it a Whirl, follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kidsgiveitawhirl/. Questions can be directed to the Whirly-Girls Secretary at [email protected]

The Whirly-Girls are a 501(c) 3 non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation. They offer mentorships and scholarships to assist in flight advancement, career development, and provide women helicopter pilots with a supportive network. With almost 2,000 members, the organization continues to grow as women are becoming increasingly involved with helicopter aviation. Visit www.whirlygirls.org to learn more.

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