My Experience As the 2018 Helicopter Scholarship Winner

This scholarship provided Holley an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 Heli Expo. Heli Expo is not affiliated with the Abingdon Foundation. This post was written by Holley Gardel.

2018 Helicopter conference scholarship winner Holley Gardel

Although I had been involved in the helicopter industry previously and am a volunteer with Whirly-Girls, I applied for the scholarship because I knew it would be the best way to make valuable connections in the industry and help me move forward in my career. Since I had been to Heli-Expo several times, I knew what to expect. However, I have always been glued to the Whirly-Girls booth and couldn't get out and participate in networking events and programming. I was thankful for being able to take advantage of the show and all it had to offer. I believe a first-time attendee would have a mind-blowing experience. And someone like me, who has been many times, but couldn't take advantage of all the expo has to offer previously, wo…

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