Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

16-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2022scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $100,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 3st, 2021. This year, scholarship sponsors include... Read more

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

3-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2022 scholarship season.  Deserving female aviators can apply for over $100,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships.  These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 3st, 2021. This year, scholarship sponsors... Read more

Whirly-Girls annonce Garmin eLearning scholarship recipients

Whirly-Girls annonce Garmin eLearning scholarship recipients

3-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International is pleased to announce the six deserving recipients of the Garmin eLearning scholarships for 2021. Garmin, long-time supporters of the Whirly-Girls, extended their support by offering eLearning courses to current Whirly-Girls International members. These scholarships provide the opportunity to complete theGTNEssentials 2.0 eLearning Course, G1000H NXi Fundamentals eLearning Course or the G1000H NXiAdvanced-IFR... Read more

Whirly-Girls International Announces Garmin Training Scholarships

Whirly-Girls International Announces Garmin Training Scholarships

5-Jul-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. today announced they will be offering fifteen new Garmin® eLearning Scholarships to deserving members of Whirly-Girls International in their mid-year scholarship round in 2021. Garmin, long-time supporters of the Whirly-Girls, are offering these Scholarships to current Whirly-Girls International members. The scholarships provide the opportunity to complete the GTN Essentials 2.0... Read more

Whirly-Girls International release 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International release 2021 Scholarship Recipients

26-Feb-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced the recipients of the 2021 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The scholarships will be awarded March 20,2021 at the Whirly-Girls Virtual Awards Banquet. Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 10 scholarships were bestowed upon 13 deserving female aviators, with a total value of over $90,000. Recipients of the 2021 Whirly-Girls... Read more

Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

22-Sep-2020Source: Whirly-Girls International

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. announced they will be offering a new Instrument Rating scholarship in conjunction with Leading Edge Flight Academy & Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for 2021. This scholarship provides the opportunity to receive a helicopter instrument rating training course. Leading Edge Flight Academy will... Read more

Whirly-Girls International Reveals 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International Reveals 2020 Scholarship Recipients

17-Feb-2020Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2020 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The scholarships were awarded January 26, 2020 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California. Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 23 scholarships were bestowed upon deserving... Read more

Whirly-Girls Open 2020 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2020 Scholarship Season

5-Aug-2019Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2020 scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $180,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due September 1. This year, scholarship sponsors include... Read more

Profile – Kathryn Purwin of Helinet

Profile – Kathryn Purwin of Helinet

14-Jan-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Kathryn Purwin is the chief executive of Helinet Aviation. The company was founded in 1998 when Alan Purwin bought Helinet and merged it with his own company, West Coast Helicopters. The company has 17 helicopters, 14 drones and 32 out of the 83 employees are pilots. They assist in news coverage, organ transplant transportation and... Read more

Whirly-Girls Opens 2019 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Opens 2019 Scholarship Season

10-Sep-2018Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2019 scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $150,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 15. This year, scholarship sponsors include... Read more

SUU Aviation Partners with Whirly-Girls

SUU Aviation Partners with Whirly-Girls

8-Aug-2018Source: Whirly-Girls International

The helicopter industry is facing unprecedented pilot shortages with a predicted demand of over 7,000 pilots in the United States alone over the next 18 years. To combat these shortages, Southern Utah University (SUU) Aviation has allocated three $20,000 scholarships to Whirly-Girls International for female helicopter pilot students. This scholarship addition will add a significant... Read more

Whirly-Girls Announces 2018 Conference Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls Announces 2018 Conference Scholarship Recipients

10-Jul-2018Source: Whirly-Girls International

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. announces that six women have been chosen as recipients for the 2018 mid-year scholarships. Helicopter pilots Melissa Hanthorn, Samantha Hansen, Amy Hartt, Heather Dingman, Kelly Murphy, and Tosha Cypher each received a scholarship to attend one of three industry-leading conferences: The HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, The CHC Safety & Quality... Read more

Whirly-Girls Mid-Year Scholarship Cycle Enters Last Week

Whirly-Girls Mid-Year Scholarship Cycle Enters Last Week

17-May-2018Source: Whirly-Girls International

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. announces that they are entering the last week of applications for the 2018 mid-year scholarship season.  This mid-year scholarship cycle focuses on providing five women with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and network by attending one of three industry-leading conferences: The CHC Safety & Quality Summit, HeliSuccess Career Development... Read more

Whirly-Girls offers 5 Mid-Year Scholarship Opportunities

Whirly-Girls offers 5 Mid-Year Scholarship Opportunities

4-Apr-2018Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 mid-year scholarship season.  This mid-year scholarship cycle focuses on providing five women with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and network by attending one of three industry-leading conferences: The CHC Safety & Quality Summit, HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, or HAI HELI-EXPO. ... Read more

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2018 Scholarship Recipients

27-Feb-2018Source: Whirly Girls

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships were awarded February 25 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 21 scholarships... Read more

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

7-Sep-2017Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 scholarship season.  Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2018, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry. Applications are due by October 1st. This year, scholarship sponsors include Airbus, Erickson Inc., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FlightSafety International Inc.,... Read more

HAI President’s Message – Whirly Girls: Mentoring, the Way It Should Be

HAI President’s Message – Whirly Girls: Mentoring, the Way It Should Be

15-May-2017Source: HAI

The issue of mentoring from one generation of helicopter professionals to the next has been on my radar for a very long time. We must do everything we can to avoid the lack of qualified individuals being the obstacle that prevents us from growing and sustaining our industry. In an effort to address this issue,... Read more

Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

9-Mar-2017Source: Aerometals

Aerometals is proud to announce that Michelle Hovey has been awarded a 2017 Whirly Girls scholarship.  Raised in northern California, Michelle has been with Aerometals since early 2016.  Working in the fabrication and assembly department, Michelle brings her aviation knowledge to bear on a daily basis.  In addition to being a private pilot, Michelle is... Read more

Whirly-Girls Scholarship applications open

Whirly-Girls Scholarship applications open

20-Sep-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

It’s Scholarship Season! The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. (WGSF, Inc.) is proud to announce that Whirly-Girl members in good standing as at September 20, 2016 can now apply for a wide range of Scholarships for 2017. Applications are currently being accepted and will close on October 1, 2016. Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1900... Read more

Whirly-Girls Announce a New Mid-Year Scholarship

Whirly-Girls Announce a New Mid-Year Scholarship

27-Jun-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Oregon Aero and Randy Mains have committed to providing a scholarship to a Whirly-Girl for training to become a Crew Resource Management Instructor for 2016. Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are becoming... Read more

Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

14-Jun-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Garmin Aviation Training has committed to providing two scholarships to Whirly-Girls to receive training in Garmin GTN and G500/G600 equipment for 2016. [G500H shown in image] Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are... Read more

Night Flight Concepts donate NVG course place to Whirly-Girls

Night Flight Concepts donate NVG course place to Whirly-Girls

16-May-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Night Flight Concepts has committed to providing a deserving Whirly-Girl a Night Vision Goggles (NVG) Flight Training Scholarship for the 2016 scholarship season. Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are becoming increasingly active... Read more

Whirly-Girls announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

Whirly-Girls announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

29-Feb-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the winners of the 2016 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Committee made the announcement on Februaruy 28 at the Whirly-Girls International Annual Awards Banquet during the HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Whirly-Girls awarded... Read more

Whirly-Girls break scholarship record

Whirly-Girls break scholarship record

25-Feb-2016Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce that a record-breaking number of 28 scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2016, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry. Last year, with the generous support from aviation companies – including Agricultural Air Services, Air Evac Lifeteam, Airbus Helicopters, Inc., Aviation Specialties... Read more

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

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

2-Feb-2016Source: 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... Read more

Whirly-Girls Scholarships Continues to Climb in Numbers

Whirly-Girls Scholarships Continues to Climb in Numbers

15-Sep-2015Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced that Erickson, Inc. has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to support the Whirly-Girls by offering a highly valued and career developing scholarship. According to Colleen Chen, VP of Scholarships, “The Whirly-Girls are offering a record number of 25 scholarships for rotary career development, and we are certainly leading the... Read more

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

Whirly-Girls Award more Scholarships in 2016 than ever before

2-Sep-2015Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional five scholarships to be awarded to women in the helicopter aviation industry.  The additional scholarships available are due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the international organization’s members.  According to Colleen Chen, Whirly-Girl Vice President of Scholarships, the number of... Read more

Whirly-Girls announce additional Scholarships for 2015/16

Whirly-Girls announce additional Scholarships for 2015/16

16-Jun-2015Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Board of Directors is excited to announce three new annual scholarship commitments for each of the 2015 and 2016 scholarship Programs.Two 5-day Crew Resource Management Instructor (CRMI) courses and one 4.5 hour online crew Resource Management (CRM) course are being provided and taught by leading industry expert Randy Mains. 2 x... Read more

Whirly-Girls International Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

Whirly-Girls International Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

29-Mar-2015Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation, has announced the winners of their 2015 Whirly-Girls Scholarships.Colleen Chen, Vice President of Scholarships, made the announcement March 1 at the Whirly-Girls International annual banquet during the HELI-EXPO convention in Orlando, Florida. The banquet also celebrated the 60th anniversary of... Read more

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

5-Mar-2015Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company once again sponsored a Whirly Girl Scholarship. Pilot Cristina Gonzalez from Puerto Rico was announced as the 2015 winner of the scholarship “Giving back to the aviation community is important to ASU,” said ASU... Read more

Whirly-Girls Names Guidance Aviation Level 1 Sponsor

Whirly-Girls Names Guidance Aviation Level 1 Sponsor

23-Feb-2015Source: Guidance Aviation

On the eve of their 60th Anniversary in 2015, Whirly-Girls International named Guidance Aviation its Level 1 sponsor as the organization which is dedicated to promoting women in helicopter aviation plans its participation in the 2015 HAI HELI-EXPO in Orlando, Florida. Guidance Aviation has committed a total of $18,000 in cash donations to be evenly distributed over the next three years,... Read more

Whirly-Girls celebrate with 2014 scholarships for women helicopter pilots and 60th anniversary logo contest

Whirly-Girls celebrate with 2014 scholarships for women helicopter pilots and 60th anniversary logo contest

1-Oct-2014Source: Whirly Girls

Whirly-Girls International celebrates 60 years of supporting women in the rotorcraft industry with their 2014 round of scholarships and a call for a diamond anniversary commemorative logo design. “We offer women pilots many scholarships that advance individual knowledge for rotorcraft pilots,” said Dianna Stanger, president of Whirly-Girls International. “Whirly-Girls International is also offering a Helicopter... Read more

Whirly Girls promote Women Can Hover and Fly event

Whirly Girls promote Women Can Hover and Fly event

3-Jul-2014Source: Whirly-Girls

On June 28, Whirly Girl, Banu Cole coordinated a Women Can Fly event that was held at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) in Charlottesville, VA. Women Can Fly is a newly created volunteer-based organization whose mission is to promote women of all ages to fly. Women Can Fly events are sponsored by the Virginia Department of... Read more

Whirly-Girls to benefit from Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s Pilot’s Choice Awards program

Whirly-Girls to benefit from Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s Pilot’s Choice Awards program

11-Jun-2014Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls, International has been nominated as one of 15 charities selected to benefit from grants available through the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s Pilot’s Choice Awards program. Finalists will receive awards depending on their final vote ranking, up to $10,000. Voting is open online at www.LightspeedAviationFoundation.org. Vote ranking will be published regularly on the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation... Read more

Bristow Academy Pilot Helping Advance Whirly-Girls’ Mission

Bristow Academy Pilot Helping Advance Whirly-Girls’ Mission

6-Apr-2014Source: Bristow Academy

Laura McColm, FAA Chief Flight Instructor at Bristow Academy, recently stepped down from her position as President of Whirly-Girls International, but her commitment to the organization’s objective of advancing women in helicopter aviation is as strong as ever. “Whirly-Girls is the reason I am where I am,” says Laura, who still serves on the group’s... Read more

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson Maintenance Course Scholarship

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson Maintenance Course Scholarship

26-Feb-2014Source: Whirly-Girls

Michelle Hovey was awarded the Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Course Scholarship at the Whirly-Girls Banquet at the 2014 HELI-EXPO which was held in Anaheim, CA. This year’s Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Course Scholarship recipient grew up in aviation and always wanted to fly. Even as an adult, she often found herself running outside to see the magnificent... Read more

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship

26-Feb-2014Source: Whirly-Girls

Madeline Von Bokel was awarded the Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship at the Whirly-Girls Banquet at the 2014 HELI-EXPO which was held in Anaheim, CA. This year’s Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship recipient began flying in August of 2011 and have earned her Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, and CFII at MySky Academy in... Read more

Whirly-Girls offer 12 initial memberships for free!

Whirly-Girls offer 12 initial memberships for free!

2-Jan-2014Source: Whirly-Girls

Through the efforts of a few generous supporters and fellow Whirly-Girl members, the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is expanding the sponsorship program to include twelve (12) initial memberships to the organization, valued at $75 each. These sponsorships allow women who fly helicopters (and not yet members) to join the Whirly-Girls organization at no cost and take... Read more

Vote for Whirly-Girls and Support Women in Helicopter Aviation!

Vote for Whirly-Girls and Support Women in Helicopter Aviation!

2-Jul-2013Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls are finalists for a Lightspeed Aviation Foundation grant. Each year, the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation is proud to recognize a select group of deserving aviation non-profit organizations nominated from members of the aviation community. The Whirly-Girls were chosen as one of 15 organizations in the running out of hundreds of applications, but they need... Read more

Erickson Air-Crane Commits $6,000 Annual Scholarship for Whirly-Girls

Erickson Air-Crane Commits $6,000 Annual Scholarship for Whirly-Girls

5-Apr-2013Source: Whirly-Girls

The annual scholarship will fund a full External Load/Vertical Reference Course at Western Helicopters in Rialto, Calif.  The course includes ground instruction and up to 6.5 hours of external load training in an MD500 helicopter. “We are committed to more diversity in aviation and supporting a quality organization like the Whirly-Girls is a great way... Read more

Deadline Extended to Nov. 1 for Whirly-Girls 2013 Scholarships

Deadline Extended to Nov. 1 for Whirly-Girls 2013 Scholarships

25-Sep-2012Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls International has extended the deadline for their 2013 scholarships to Nov. 1, 2012. The total worth of the nine scholarships is more than $45,000. Eight of the scholarships will be available to Whirly-Girls in good standing while a ninth offers a female rated pilot the opportunity to earn a helicopter add-on rating. Winners... Read more

Whirly-Girls Announce $45,000 in 2013 Scholarships, Deadline 1st Oct

Whirly-Girls Announce $45,000 in 2013 Scholarships, Deadline 1st Oct

7-Sep-2012Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls International are accepting applications for nine scholarships in 2013, in total worth more than $45,000. Eight of the scholarships will be available to Whirly-Girls in good standing while a ninth offers a female rated pilot the opportunity to earn a helicopter add-on rating. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is October 1,... Read more

Whirly-Girls scholarship applications due 1st October

Whirly-Girls scholarship applications due 1st October

7-Sep-2011Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation. It was founded in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard and originally consisted of 13 female helicopter pilots from France, Germany, and the United States. Any woman who has earned at least a Private certificate with a helicopter rating is... Read more

Whirly-Girls Scholarships Open

Whirly-Girls Scholarships Open

27-Aug-2009Source: Vertical

Whirly-Girls International has announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2010 Whirly-Girls scholarships.... Read more

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