June 19, 2009
The Whirly Girls, a nonprofit organization of international female helicopter pilots, is accepting applications for its 2010 scholarships. Whirly Girls members in good standing for at least one year prior to the application deadline are eligible for several scholarships this year.
Applications need to be post marked by Oct. 1, and members may apply for up to five scholarships, although a maximum of one scholarship per applicant will be awarded. Non Whirly Girls members rated in anything other than a helicopter are also eligible for the add-on flight-training scholarship.
Membership is open to all women around the world who are rated helicopter pilots. The first year costs $75 and includes the initiation fee. Each year thereafter is $45. The Whirly Girls is also open to anyone, both male and female, who do not have a helicopter certificate, but are interested in helping out with the organization as auxiliary members.
The Whirly Girls is a charitable organization that is dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation through the industry’s largest pool of annual scholarships. In addition, the organization provides women helicopter pilots a forum for the exchange of information and opportunities. Each year, the Whirly Girls organization attends the HAI conference and awards these scholarships.
For more information on the different types of scholarships offered, application process, and rules, see the Web site.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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