The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. announces that six women have been chosen as recipients for the 2018 mid-year scholarships. Helicopter pilots Melissa Hanthorn, Samantha Hansen, Amy Hartt, Heather Dingman, Kelly Murphy, and Tosha Cypher each received a scholarship to attend one of three industry-leading conferences: The HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, The CHC Safety & Quality Summit, or HAI HELI-EXPO. Attendees at these conferences have the opportunity to expand their knowledge, strengthen their networks, and increase aviation safety. [Read More...]
(Las Vegas, NV, October 30, 2017) Rotorcraft Pro produced another amazing event at this year’s HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar and job fair held in Las Vegas, where the event’s first day kicked off with an FAA Safety Team meeting, followed by a meet & greet social hour.
The second day followed with presentations from industry experts covering advancement in the industry, networking, agriculture, military-to-civilian transition, resume construction, utility, firefighting, tour operations, and international flying.
The third day included presentations on the subjects of law enforcement, electronic news gathering, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, helicopter air ambulance operations, and career survival tips.
Special thanks to the amazing speakers and resume consultants: Randy Rowles (Helicopter Institute), David McColl (Air2), Stacy Sheard (Jet Aviation), Janie Foster (Air Evac Lifeteam), Scott Tish (REACH/Calstar), Randy Mains (Oregon Aero) Tim Lynn (Angel City Air/KTLA), Barry Lloyd (CAL FIRE), Mark Schlaefli (Sundance Helicopters), Tim Fanguy (Petroleum Helicopters, Inc.), Kevin Means (Tactical Flying), Dave Tibbals (Thai Aviation Services), Marc Stanley (Mass Mutual), John Dunbar (JCS Aviation), Matt Noble (U.S. Customs Air & Marine Operations) Kim Barwick (AAG), and Rebecca Pelassini (Sundance Helicopters).
The entire event concluded with the always popular HeliSuccess job fair attended by industry employers such as REACH Air Medical, Helicopter Institute, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Air Evac Lifeteam, Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., Helicopter Academy, Black Hills Aerial Adventures, DynCorp International, Freidkin Group, PAE, MD Helicopters, Papillon Helicopters, 5Star Helicopters, Sundance Helicopters, & Med-Trans. [Read More...]
The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation and Rotorcraft Pro Media Network teamed up to offer a $1000 scholarship awarded during the Helicopter Career Development Seminar and Networking Event – HeliSuccess, held in November in Las Vegas.
The scholarship winner was Joshua Macemon who is currently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. Joshua will be using the scholarship for a portion of his commercial training at ERAU. [Read More...]
The annual Career Development Seminar and Networking Event known as HeliSuccess drew more attendees and employers this year than the previous. Lyn Burks, the creator and producer of the event which is in its third year said, “We had over 180 domestic and international seminar attendees, as well as operators from virtually every sector of the industry attend this year. We are pleased to see that our vision for education and networking has been embraced by the helicopter industry.” [Read More...]