Tue, Jan 31, 2012
To Be Held In Dallas, TX In Conjunction With Heli-Expo
The social helicopter pilot organization "Twirly Birds" has
announced their annual meeting to be held in Dallas, Texas on
Sunday, February 12th during the 2012 HAI Heli-Expo. The reception
will begin at 1700 CST immediately followed by a membership meeting
at 1800 in Ballroom A, Section 1 in the Dallas Convention Center.
Steve Sullivan, Twirly Birds President, along with Vice President
Jim Kettles and Treasurer, Dennis MacBain, will conduct the meeting
and presentation of the prestigious Les Morris lifetime achievement
award. A silent auction of vintage helicopter models will also be
Anyone that has soloed in a helicopter at least twenty years ago
is cordially invited to join the group for an evening of aviation
fellowship, making new friendships, and renewing old ones.
Associate membership is also available to outstanding individuals
that are not rotary wing pilots, but have made a significant
contribution to the helicopter industry for at least twenty years,
and has been unanimously approved by the regular Twirly Bird
membership. A new lifetime membership category is now available for
a one time, tax deductable donation of five hundred dollars to the
non-profit Twirly Birds.
Twirly Birds was founded over sixty years ago by a small group
of pilots who met to share stories and their common experiences
during the early years of helicopter flight. Since the beginning,
the aspiration of the group has been to share the common bond of
vertical flight. Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky, Stanley Hiller,
Alan Bristow and Wes Lematta, are a few of the notable past members
of Twirly Birds that have shared their stories and experiences.
The group has no political or commercial interest, and is by
design, a social group comprised of individuals. Membership dues
are very modest and the group publishes a newsletter several times
a year to keep members up to date.
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