Southern California Rotorcraft Association


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

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