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International Women Helicopter Pilots

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The Whirly-Girls scholarship fund from the International Women Helicopter Pilots is offered in 18 categories and totals $150,000 in awards. The fund is driven by proceeds of the annual Heli-Expo trade show and merchandise booth along with contributions from helicopter manufacturers and commercial helicopter operators. At least 18 recipients will be chosen next year and honored at the Heli-Expo banquet. The awards are to help pay for initial flight training, add-on ratings, advanced flight skills, the use of special equipment such as Garmin avionics and Night Flight Concepts goggles, and training in specific aircraft such as the Robinson R22/R44.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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