Southern California Rotorcraft Association



Welcome to a new, exciting chapter for the organization once known as the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association. Join us as we continue our mission of promoting helicopter safety, educating pilots, offering valuable resources, and connecting the helicopter pilots of Southern California with the communities that they serve.

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A collection of resources for researching flight restrictions in Southern California.

Fly Neighborly

Information about this invaluable noise abatement campaign started by Helicopter Association International (HAI).

Hollywood Bowl

Information for pilots about minimizing helicopter noise in the Cahuenga Pass during concert season.

Laser Strikes

Resources for pilots who have been affected of unwanted and illegal laser activity.

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Our Latest News


Past President Bob Pettee Dies

The SoCal Rotors Board of Directors is saddened by the passing of our Past President, Bob Pettee. The following is an obituary that was written by Bob's wife. Robert Holmes Pettee, Jr. died July 7, 2022 after a val


Annual Membership Meeting – August 15

The Board of Directors of SoCal Rotors is pleased to announce the arrival of our next Annual Membership Meeting at the Hollywood Bowl! The event will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022. Members whose 2022 membershi


SoCal Rotors Board Response to NYC Helicopter Legislation

Check out the following article on the website regarding proposed legislation to put severe limits on helicopter operations in New York City. New York Lawmakers Take Fresh Aim at Helicopters The Board