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Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Research and Transition Collider Event – April 29

A free online event is happening this week that brings together stakeholders in the Advanced Air Mobility space, including government, private industry, universities and entrepreneurs. For more information, check out the link below. The event is free but space is limited. Eventbrite: Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Research and Transition Collider Event

Nature Conservancy Advisory: Santa Clara River Overflights

The Nature Conservancy has reached out again this year regarding helicopter operations over the Santa Clara River in Ventura County. Low altitude overflights have significant adverse affects on birds in the area. You can read more about this in the document below. Nature Conservancy: Santa Clara River Recommended Altitudes

PHPA Becomes Southern California Rotorcraft Association

PHPA Press Release September 15, 2020 Los Angeles, CA. The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) was established in the 1960’s in Southern California. Our mission has always been to advocate for the safe operation of helicopters in our region, education of helicopter pilots, and the promotion of our industry. We are a proud affiliate member …

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2020 Board Election Results

The current election cycle for 2020 has concluded. The following Board members were re-elected and their terms will extend until July 2022. Dave Andrews (seat 2)Jim Paules (seat 4)Jim Woodaman (seat 6)Steve Goldsworthy (seat 8)Bill Withycombe (seat 10) Congratulations, gentlemen! On behalf of the Board and the Membership, we thank you for your service to …

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PHPA Main Rotor Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter Released

The latest edition of our PHPA Main Rotor newsletter is here!  Topics include the return of Heli-Expo to Anaheim, the American Heroes Air Show, and much more.  PHPA Main Rotor Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

Brush Fire Frequencies & Airspace

The attachment (below) includes valuble information for helicopter pilots working around the area of active brush fires.  Information includes: – a graphic depicting the Fire Traffic Area (FTA), including altitudes – a list of frequencies commonly used during aerial firefighting operations    Brush Fire Frequencies + Airspace Additional resources:   PHPA Media Guide

Endangered Birds Affected by Helicopter Noise in Ventura County

The Nature Conservancy has requested that helicopters flying along the Santa Clara River in Ventura County fly above 500′ AGL between March 15th and September 15th annually to reduce unwanted disruptions to the breeding of several endangered species of birds in the area. More information can be found in the documents below. TNC: 2020 Notice to …

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Voluntary Beacon Codes for Helicopter Operations Extended

In April 2017, the FAA issued a Letter to Airmen advising that the voluntary beacon codes of 1205 (general aviation VFR helicopters) and 1206 (public service helicopters) would be adopted through April 10, 2019. The details of the LoA are available at the link below.  These beacon codes have now been extended into the year …

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Los Angeles Regional Helicopter Safety Stand-Down – August 16

Please mark your calendars for this important event. –PHPA ———- Forwarded message ——— From: FAASafety.gov Subject: [WP0592877] Los Angeles Regional Helicopter Safety Stand-Down – FAASafety.gov “Los Angeles Regional Helicopter Safety Stand-Down” Topic: FREE Day-Long Safety Seminar for all Helicopter Pilots, AMTs and Managers, Breakfast and Lunch provided! On Friday, August 16, 2019 at 08:30 Pacific …

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