Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

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2016 Annual Event! The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association of Southern California is pleased to announce its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016. …

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Download Version The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association is troubled with the LAAHNC’s ongoing efforts to solicit helicopter complaints from Los Angeles residents. Although we …

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PHPA Main Rotor – 4th Qtr 2015

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Anthelion Helicopters is offering a course on Crew/Cockpit Resource Management on March 26 at Long Beach Airport. See the flyer below for more information. …

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Downloadable Copy Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2016. Upon learning of a plan by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to permanently close the Los …

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You may be familiar with the aerobatic maneuvers of pilot Chuck Aaron and his Red Bull BO105 helicopter. But you may not known that …

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To my fellow PHPA members: Last night, December 14, 2015, your newly elected Board of Directors nominated me to fill the position of President …

Helicopter Pilot Summit Meeting – November 17
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This summit is sponsored by the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association and the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association. November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm …

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Download Version On October 20, 2015, the LAAHNC announced in a Press Release that they had filed petitions with the FAA asking for the …

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PHPA has received word that Jim Dunn, the owner of the Airtel Plaza Hotel at Van Nuys Airport, passed away earlier this week. The …

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Four firefighters from the CalFire Boggs Mountain Helitack Baase were overrun by fire and suffered serious burns on Monday. All four men are still …

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PHPA was saddened to learn of the death of one of our members, Alan Purwin last week. Alan will be missed by the entire …

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(EDITOR NOTE: The FAA has extended the deadline again. Original article with amended date below.) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public …

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Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies arrested a man last week after he reportedly pointed a laser at a commercial airliner over the Lancaster area. …

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned …

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The pilot of a LAFD helicopter that crashed in 1998, fatally injuring four persons on board, has passed away, according to the Los Angeles …

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Close encounters with drones continue to cause major concerns for officials as the number of incidents continues to climb. The latest close call involved …

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Forty nine years ago, two helicopters collided over Dodger Stadium, with devastating consequences. The LAPD Air Support Division posted the following information on their …

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Ask most people what they envision as a typical day for the crew of “Angel”, the Anaheim Police Department helicopter, and the answer will …

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The Ventura County Sheriffs Foundation hosted the second annual “Coppers & Choppers” at Camarillo Airport on July 18th. Great aerial shot from #CoppersAndChoppers! pic.twitter.com/amtbKkjF1v …

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Government officials are currently looking into ways to reduce the number of drones incidents over brush fires. Proposals including new legislation to make it …

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Lockheed Martin announced Monday that it would buy the Blackhawk helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft from current owner United Technologies for a reported $9 billion. …

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Aerial firefighting efforts for the North Fire were suspended earlier today when a drone was spotted in the vicinity of the fire near the …

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The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has released a report regarding helicopter safety statistics for the first half of 2015, and overall, the statistics are favorable …

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The Office of Aviation Services has released a safety alert in response to the growing problem of drone usage over emergency incidents. Interagency Safety …

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Last month, we advised our members that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was soliciting input from the aviation community regarding future regulations affecting drone …

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This month, efforts to contain a wildfire in Southern California were hampered when firefighting aircraft crews spotted a drone operating nearby. Aerial firefighting efforts …

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Things are moving fast on the regulatory front regarding drone operations. FAA Expects to Issue Commercial UAS Rule in 2016 (Avionics Today)

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This clip, produced by G.E., was designed to be a promotional video for their turbine engines. But for us, it also gave a great …

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Our friends at the EAA are helping with the fight to keep Santa Monica Airport open, as airport opponents are stepping up their efforts. …

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Santa Monica Airport was a buzz last week during a visit from President Barack Obama. Take a look.