Changing Perspective

by Heligirl on February 16, 2012

in Beyond Mommyhood,Helicopters

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here at the Heligirl household. I apologize for the lack of Mom Tip Mondays of late. We’ll return to the regularly scheduled programming next week. Promise. Just before my annual pilgrimage to Heli-Expo last week I had to take a quick trip to Washington, D.C., for business. While […]

Another Heli-Expo has come and gone, but the memories remain. As I reflect on all that took place these past several days, I’m reminded there are some great lessons in there. Be grateful Walking around among these absolutely gorgeous and amazing machines, it’s hard not to get some perspective. I work in the helicopter industry. […]

Heli Expo Bound

by Heligirl on March 3, 2011

in Beyond Mommyhood,Helicopters

It’s that time of year again, when all good helicopter professionals gather to gossip, share stories, network and do a little business. I’m talking Heli Expo, the industry’s annual convention filled with several thousand booths of helicopter goodness, and more bright, clean and shiny helicopters than most of us ever see in one room (be […]

Bun in the Oven

by Heligirl on January 20, 2011

in Beyond Mommyhood,Daily Ramblings,Helicopters

I’ve not been highly responsive in the blogging department and I apologize. I’ve been a little preoccupied with my self pity, lust and future planning. Maybe I should explain myself. My visit to Phoenix was a little more productive than a simple rest and relax. It gave me some time to step back and think […]

I’ve been recapping our adventures in Hawaii last month in a few posts the last couple of weeks. If you want the full dirty story that would make Indiana Jones blush, check out the plane flight from hell, Satan’s car rental agency, our volcanic eruption and our beach bee adventures. Caught up? Ok. Read on… […]

Helicopter Heaven

by Heligirl on June 22, 2010

in Daily Ramblings,Helicopters

Each year for five years I’ve worked with a dedicated group of Whirly-Girls, the Museum of Flight, and a slew of great volunteers to put on a free helicopter and public service event in June. This year’s show was last Saturday. It’s a ton of work, a lot of cat herding and quite a bit […]

Fleeting Memory

by Heligirl on February 26, 2010

in Daily Ramblings,Helicopters

Ahh, Heli Expo is now a fleeting memory. Wouldn’t you know I hauled my camera all the way to Houston, all over the expo hall, and only took a handful of photos because I was sadly uninspired. And would you also know the only photo I published was this one, taken my my iPhone. Light, […]

Heli Expo

by Heligirl on February 21, 2010

in Daily Ramblings,Helicopters

I’ve been at the annual Heli Expo, the world’s premiere helicopter convention, and so far I’ve learned two things. 1. I’m getting too old for this. 2. Some things change while others don’t. I used to be so psyched to come here and party every year. Now I’m just happy to relax with my pals […]