Professional Helicopter Pilots Association


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Where Do My Membership Dues Go?

PHPA works routinely with local organizations like the Hollywood Bowl and local homeowner associations to facilitate the distribution of noise abatement materials and information to the helicopter community.

PHPA is a proud affiliate of the Helicopter Association International (HAI). We support the HAI “Fly Neighborly” Guidelines and encourage our members to learn about them. We provide valuable assistance to HAI when their Heli-Expo event comes to Southern California, and we attend Heli-Expo and other HAI events nationwide to stay updated on changes in the industry.

PHPA frequently works in conjunction with other aviation organizations as well, including AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), NBPA (National Broadcast Pilots Association) and Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC), to ensure that the voice of our industry is heard during challenging regulatory times.

PHPA Board of Directors and Advisors are volunteers that come from all sectors of the industry, including operators, manufacturers, and other industry professionals who work diligently to maintain the strength and vitality of our industry. Our legal liaisons actively work with local, state & federal officials in protecting our public-use heliports.

PHPA continues to lead the way in the area of helicopter noise abatement. Our organization offers a noise complaint form on our web site, and the information is used to define and establish PHPA HotSpots, where pilots are advised of known problem areas. Additionally, we attend meetings for local city councils, airport advisory boards and local homeowners associations to ensure that we address any grievances from the community and provide the path for solutions.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

PHPA regularly distributes emails that contain important information to our members, including TFR & NOTAM advisories, notification of upcoming events and seminars, and information regarding noise-sensitive areas and PHPA HotSpots.

PHPA provides this website ( provides valuable information to helicopter operators, including quick access to TFR maps, forms to suggest newsletter content, a calendar of upcoming events, laser strike reporting, and general helicopter safety content.

PHPA “Main Rotor” quarterly newsletters provide updates about our organization, our industry and our members and local operators.

PHPA Safety Seminars provide an opportunity for our members to gain valuable knowledge from some of the top leaders in our industry, with past seminars offering topics related to crew resource management, government regulation and Homeland Security, flight training, firefighting, law enforcement, news media, tour operations, airspace definition and changes, and more. Our events will usually offer catering and other accommodations as an added bonus to our members.

PHPA “Helicopter Awareness Day” events are now held in collaboration with other local helicopter air shows and events including the American Heroes Air Show and Wings, Wheels & Rotors. These events provide a place for the community and the helicopter industry to come together to meet, exchange ideas and learn about the crews & equipment that provide valuable essential services in both the public & private sector.

PHPA works in conjunction with public service operators to publish safety materials (including our Public Service & Media Aviation Guidelines booklet) and offer hosted events (including our annual Fire Service Briefing) where private operators can meet the firefighting and law enforcement aviation professionals and get updated information about the requirements of flying near their incidents.

PHPA provides a great opportunity to network with other aviation professionals in your community.

By paying your Annual Membership Dues, you give us the financial foundation that allows us to continue fighting unfair or restrictive government regulations, protecting our heliports, promoting aviation safety and educating pilots, working together with the public, and securing a healthy future for our industry.

Mail your completed application and payment to:
PO Box 7059
Burbank, CA 91510-7059