Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

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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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to …

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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.

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Robinson Helicopters recently unveiled a new series of online tutorials created to help pilots familiarize themselves with SFAR 73 and its requirements. The tutorials …

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The video shows the first live broadcast from the KTLA Telecopter, a Bell 47 helicopter which was the first known news helicopter ever in …

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Portions of Pacific Coast Highway were closed today as a helicopter was brought in for maintenance on the adjacent hillside. #PCH: crew attaching rock …

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Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has taken his craft to a new level with this stunning set of aerial photographs taken from high over Los …

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Downloadable Version (Adobe Acrobat) On April 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a document stating that significant progress has been made on …

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The event took place on May 18, 2015, and included helicopters from the Riverside and Ontario Police Departments, Riverside County Sheriffs and the California …

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Details on a story out of Riverside County, California. Man Federally Charged with Pointing Laser at Sheriff’s Helicopter (KESQ-TV)

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Local helicopter pilot (and PHPA Board Member) Desiree Horton gained notoriety as a television news pilot/reporter here in Southern California in recent years, but …

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The Southern California drought has left the region vulnerable to a devastating fire season. This video goes behind the scenes to see what the …

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We caught this story online and thought it was worth sharing. Check out how a Bell 412 from L.A. County Fire ended up making …

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Excerpt from the HAI web site: “The Director of Membership is responsible for directing the membership recruitment and retention operations of the association, including …

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FAA Volpe Labs is seeking feedback from the helicopter community regarding improvements to the methods and criteria used in capturing rotorcraft noise levels. The …

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IHST: Seven Safety Tips RELATED LINK: IHST Web Site

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Photo spotted on Twitter. If you're not at Colton High school your missing an awesome K9 demo with your IEPCA police dogs. pic.twitter.com/3QexPvkQb0 — …

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Dear PHPA Pilots and Helicopter Operators: Please note that the deadline for comments for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems …

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Small Plane, Helicopter Collide at Van Nuys Airport; FAA Confirms No One Injured (KTLA-TV)

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NOTICE TO ALL OPERATORS AND HELICOPTER PILOTS, MEMBERS OF PHPA AND FRIENDS The FAA / Bruel & Kjaer complaint collection and helicopter track collection …