Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

Garmin supports Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

14-Jun-2016 Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is proud to announce that Garmin Aviation Training has committed to providing two scholarships to Whirly-Girls to receive training in Garmin GTN and G500/G600 equipment for 2016. [G500H shown in image]

Whirly-Girls is an organization of over 1800 female helicopter pilots in 45 countries and continues to grow as women are becoming increasingly active in helicopter aviation.  Garmin Aviation Training recognizes the importance of the contributions women have made in aviation and thus has partnered with the Whirly-Girls to assist women aviators in their career development.  Garmin provides key avionics tools used throughout the aviation industry, and this scholarship will allow maximization and efficient integration of Garmin equipment capabilities into all flight operations.

Garmin Aviation Training is a leader in providing training of Garmin equipment, enabling the pilot to become confident in utilization of its avionics equipment.  “We are thrilled that Garmin Aviation Training is providing these scholarships to Whirly-Girls,” said Banu Cole, Whirly-Girls Scholarship Director.  “Garmin equipment is used by most, if not all pilots, and this training will increase the pilots’ aptitude and confidence.”

Since 1968, the Whirly-Girls has awarded over 300 scholarships.  This year in 2016, the organization awarded 28 scholarships to well-deserving applicants, exceeding a total value of $175,000.

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry.  For more information about the Whirly-Girls scholarships, please visit:

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