Whirly-Girls Membership Levels and Benefits
Join the Whirly-Girls
Are you a female helicopter pilot? A student? An aviation enthusiast? Or do you represent an aviation company?
By joining the Whirly-Girls, you are connecting with a worldwide network of helicopter pilots and supporters who are dedicated to helping advance women in helicopter aviation, and promote helicopters in the community.
We have a range of membership categories to best fit your interests.
- A female helicopter pilot. Membership may be renewed annually, or a Whirly-Girl may become a lifetime member.
- Military member
- A female helicopter pilot who is or was a member of the armed forces who can join the Whirly-Girls at a reduced rate. Membership may be renewed annually, or a Whirly-Girl may become a lifetime member.
- Associate member
- Anyone who wants to be a member of the Whirly-Girls, but is not a female rated helicopter pilot. There are 3 categories of associates:
- Student: A woman who hasn't yet earned her helicopter rating
- Industry professional: Anyone in aviation who is not a female rated helicopter pilot.
- Individual supporter: Anyone who supports women in aviation or is interested in sponsoring flight training by donating to the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund.
- Corporate member
- A business membership for companies that wish to support the work of the Whirly-Girls.
Scholarships: In recent years, the organization has awarded more than $175,000 dollars in flight and ground training scholarships annually. Whirly-Girls, Military members, and Associates are eligible for scholarships.
Scholarships change lives by opening doors:
- Scholarships help members gain a new skill that acts as a differentiator for their next job application.
- Scholarships allow members to meet others in your specific field of interest.
- A scholarship could help a member to obtain her next certificate or rating, or provide training that’s required for the next step in her career.
- Receiving a scholarship through the Whirly-Girls gives a woman the confidence of knowing that external judges are impressed by her achievements and believe in her potential.
- The knowledge and skill a member receives through a Whirly-Girls scholarship could save her life and those of her passengers.
Check the requirements to make sure the scholarship applies to you.
Job Postings: A partnership with the popular aviation job site, jsfirm.com, connects our website directly to their helicopter-specific jobs.
Networking & Camaraderie: Meet fellow female helicopter pilots from all parts of the industry.
Mentoring: Talk to a Whirly-Girl who has worked in a industry you are interested in.
Newsletter: Keep up with what fellow Whirly-Girls are doing in the industry in the Collective Pitch.
Whirly-Girls also receive a Whirly-Girls necklace charm and a lifetime Whirly-Girl number.