Southern California Rotorcraft Association

PHPA Board of Directors

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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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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President’s Letter – Introduction from Morrie Zager

To my fellow PHPA members: Last night, December 14, 2015, your newly elected Board of Directors nominated me to fill the position of President of our great organization. I am honored to have been considered, and immediately accepted the call-to-duty. Over the past two years, your Board has been extremely active on your behalf on …

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President’s Letter – LAX Heliport

Happy New Year to one and all: We as helicopter pilots – be it private, commercial and or public services helicopter pilots and members of the Professional Helicopter Pilot Association or not – are facing an ever increasing challenge from homeowners complaints and resultant threats from politicians of greater regulation due to helicopter noise in …

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