Of the 160 people who attended Whirly-Girls International’s 50th anniversary event in Washington, D.C., about half were Whirly-Girls.
The three-day event, held April 28-30, featured a dedication at the Mayflower Hotel where the first Whirly-Girls meeting took place. During an opening day reception, a permanent plaque was installed on the hotel mezzanine denoting the historical significance of the hotel to the Whirly-Girls.
The event also included a tour of the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which displayed a special exhibit featuring memorabilia of the first 118 members of the Whirly-Girls.
The nonprofit, educational and charitable organization is dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation. Members will be making an anniversary picture CD that will be sold on their website.
For more information, visit [http://www.whirlygirls.org].