Southern California Rotorcraft Association

Memoriam

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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Steven Robinson, LAFD Pilot & Crash Survivor, Passes Away

The pilot of a LAFD helicopter that crashed in 1998, fatally injuring four persons on board, has passed away, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department web site. Steven Robinson was credited with landing the crippled helicopter in Griffith Park while avoiding a nearby residential area, which could have led to even further casualties. An …

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