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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 valiant fight against malignant melanoma. Robert was born on August 26, 1950 in Greensboro, NC, the son …

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SoCal Rotors Board Response to NYC Helicopter Legislation

Check out the following article on the website AINonline.com regarding proposed legislation to put severe limits on helicopter operations in New York City. New York Lawmakers Take Fresh Aim at Helicopters The Board at SoCal Rotors reminds all helicopter pilots that we have successfully fought off similar legislation proposed by the Helicopter Noise Coalition here …

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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

Safety Seminar – June 4

The Southern California Rotorcraft Association (SoCal Rotors) invites helicopter pilots and student pilots to join us for a Helicopter Safety Seminar. When: Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00 am Where: Robinson Helicopters Torrance Airport 2901 Airport Drive Torrance, CA 90505 A variety of topics, including navigating Los Angeles airspace, surviving a catastrophic malfunction and recovery from IIMC, …

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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

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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