Whirly-Girls International

Whirly-Girls International is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation. The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc., was incorporated in 1974 to oversee and administer the scholarship funds raised by the Whirly-Girls and their auxiliaries. The organization’s goals include:

  • Promotion of women in the helicopter industry through scholarship awards, mentoring, public appearances, press releases, magazine articles and informational displays in aviation museums
  • Exchange of information among women in helicopter aviation
  • Promotion of community acceptance of rotorcraft through increasing public awareness of rotorcraft utility and versatility
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About the Archive

The Woman's Collection at Texas Woman's University is the official archive of the Whirly-Girls International. The collection is based on the records of the organization and the personal papers of individual women helicopter pilots. The collection includes:

  • Organizational files
  • Personal letters
  • Photographs
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Books
  • Newsletters
  • Oral histories
  • Scrapbooks
  • Clothing
  • Other Memorabilia

Whirly-Girls International Digital Archive

View scans of original images and clothing from the Whirly-Girls International.

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