Thu, Feb 05, 2004
Whirly-Girls Founder Passes Away
Aviation has lost yet
another pioneer this week.
We are very sad to announce the death of Whirly-Girls founder
and Chairman of the Board, Jean Ross Howard Phelan on Thursday,
January 29, 2004.
Whirly-Girls was organized in 1955 by Jean Ross Howard (WG #13),
with 12 other women helicopter pilots in France, Germany and the
The organization -- an official affiliate member of the
Helicopter Association International -- is dedicated to advancing
professionalism in helicopters, while providing women helicopter
pilots a forum for the exchange of information and
To forward the cause of educating women in helicopter flight,
the Whirly-Girls established the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund in
Whirly Girls is looking for stories of Jean, along with
photos, so that the Whirly Girls organization can compile them
into a memory book.
They request that you please mail your stories and dated
photographs to Whirly-Girls International, Box 1943, Los Alamitos,
All members are invited to the memorial service for Jean Ross
Howard on Tuesday, Feb 10th at 1 p.m. at the American News Women's
Club, 1605 Twenty-second Street N. W., Washington, D. C.
The phone number there is 202-332-6770.
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