2018 Mid-Year Whirly-Girls Scholarship Opportunities Now Available

Upper Limit is excited to spread the word about five additional Whirly-Girls Scholarship Opportunities aimed at helping women build their careers in aviation!

Whirly-Girls International is continuing to provide amazing support for women in aviation, offering scholarship opportunities for both female fixed wing and rotor wing pilots, and the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund recently announced that they are opening the 2018 mid-year scholarship season. So, if you’re pursuing your career in aviation, and working through your fixed wing or rotor wing flight training with Upper Limit Aviation and our professional CFIs, these scholarships could be a fantastic chance for you to push your training and career to the next level. 5 deserving female aviators and Whirly-Girls members will be provided 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.

Whirly-girls Scholarship application, for Mid-year Whirly-girls Scholarship opportunities in 2018

HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar

Rotorcraft Pro Media Network will be sending two Whirly-Girls to the 2-day HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar and Job fair, being held October 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. This seminar and job fair is great for lower time pilots or those in a transition phase of their career and provides an amazing opportunity for both learning and networking. The inside information gained here can give pilots a competitive edge when it comes to the helicopter industry hiring process.

2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

CHC and Collective Magazine will each be providing a Whirly-Girl with an all-expenses-paid scholarship to the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas, TX in October. These scholarships cover the conference attendance fee, a 2-day HFACS course either directly before or after the summit, flight, accommodations, and meals. The conference, according to Whirly-Girls, is suited to more experienced pilots and those with a strong interest in safety, and is centered around “sharing education and best practices in aviation safety.

2019 HAI HELI-EXPO

The final scholarship is provided by the  Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund and Jean Tinsley’s estate, to commemorate “Jean’s love of meetings, also known as ‘hoverings,’.” The winner of this scholarship will be provided with an all-expenses-paid trip to the Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet and Annual meeting at the 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, GA.

Robinson R22 helicopter at Upper Limit Aviation

Train in one of Upper Limit’s beautiful R22s!

In speaking about the opportunities, Whirly-Girls Vice President – Scholarships, Alison Martin said that in the helicopter industry, knowledge and networking are the keys to progressing in your career. “Without malice, women are still sometimes left on the outside of networking circles. Helping female aviators attend these conferences provides them with access to expertise and connections that may not be available in their current positions. This strengthens the talent pool of the entire industry and benefits everyone.

For more information on the mid-year Whirly-Girls Scholarship Opportunities, and to fill out an application, head over to the Whirly-Girls website. Keep in mind that you need to be a member of the Whirly-Girls to apply for these scholarships, and all applications are due by May 1, 2018.

Upper Limit Aviation strongly believes in helping build and advance the careers of female pilots, in both rotorcraft and fixed wing. And our dedication to female pilots isn’t limited strictly to flight training; if you need any help finding, applying for or deciding which scholarships to apply for, or would like more information on how you can use your scholarship to get your rotorcraft certificate with Upper Limit Aviation, please call us at 801-596-7722, or email us [email protected] and we’d be thrilled to help you.

Get started with your flight training today!

If you would like more information, you can:

  • Call us at 801-596-7722

Upper Limit Aviation and Whirly-Girls Are Helping Women Learn to Fly

Upper Limit and Whirly-Girls to committed to helping women start their career in aviation.

For any woman who’s always wanted to learn to fly helicopters, or who has spent years imagining an exciting career in aviation, now is the perfect time to start your flight training with Upper Limit Aviation. And that’s because the application season for the 2018 Whirly Girl scholarships has just opened! 19 deserving female aviators and potential aviators will be awarded flight training scholarships, which could make Upper Limit’s already affordable flight training even more affordable!

Whirly-girls Scholarship application

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund (or WGSF) is a nonprofit, charitable, and educational organization dedicated to sharing helicopter aviation with women, and helping female rotorcraft pilots receive the training they need to advance their careers. The Whirly-Girls themselves, an organization of female rotorcraft pilots nearly 2,000 strong, have been providing scholarships to deserving female aviators since 1974, with the many different scholarships in recent years valued at more than $175,000. Their goal is to open up aviation to women, as only 4% or so of all pilots are women. As their Vice President Alison Martin says, “Every female pilot owes it to herself to apply.”

One of Upper Limit Aviation's Robinson R22 Helicopters

Train in one of Upper Limit’s beautiful R22s!

There are a variety of aviation scholarships available this year, such as one for Advanced Mountain Flight Training (something Upper Limit excels at), the Thurn-Herr Annual Advanced Training Scholarship, a Robinson Helicopter Company R22/R44 Safety Course scholarship, and the Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-On Flight Training Scholarship, among many others.

You can apply for these scholarship simply by paying a $50 fee to join the Whirly-Girls, and heading over to the application page on their website. Applications for all of these scholarships will be accepted until October 1st, 2017. That means you have two weeks to submit an application that could potentially change your life. Upper Limit Aviation strongly believes in the advancement of female pilots, both rotorcraft and fixed wing, and encourages everyone reading this to share and apply this exciting opportunity with any woman who has always dreamed of flying. Our dedication to female pilots isn’t limited strictly to flight training; if you need any help applying or deciding which scholarship to apply for, or would like more information on how you can use your scholarship to get your rotorcraft certificate with Upper Limit Aviation, please call us at 801-596-7722, or email us [email protected] and we’d be thrilled to help you.

Winning one of these scholarships could mean the difference between landing a career as a helicopter pilot you’re passionate about, or continuing to dream about the career that could have been. So don’t wait to start or advance your helicopter flight training; change your future today!

The winners will be announced and the scholarships awarded in February 2018, at the Annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV. Apply today, and contact us to find out more about the next steps toward earning your initial certification or earning advanced rotorcraft ratings. We hope to see you on the stage accepting a scholarship next year!

Get started with your flight training today!

If you would like more information, you can:

  • Call us at 801-596-7722

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