Southern California Rotorcraft Association


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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PHPA Media Guide v4.5 Released

We have updated our PHPA Media Guide with some frequency updates. Download your updated copy today. PHPA Media Guide v4.5 – Print Version PHPA Media Guide v4.5 – Web Version

PRESS RELEASE: PHPA/LAAHOA Urge Against Abandoning Noise Hotline

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association (LAAHOA) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) are objecting to a proposal to discontinue a noise complaint hotline serving the Los Angeles region and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Started in 2015, the Automated Complaint System (ACS) receives …

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Wings Safety Seminar – June 30

PHPA, LAAHOA, FAASTeam Wings Program presents: Tim Lynn of KTLA Newscopter 5 will present his seminar on safely and efficiently navigating the Los Angeles Basin. Tim is an Emmy Award Winning Reporter-Pilot and is an expert flying the mean skies of Southern California. Commander Chuck Street, legendary KIIS-FM Reporter-Pilot and Executive Director of the Los …

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