Southern California Rotorcraft Association


The Southern California Rotorcraft Association started operating in the mid-1960’s under its original name, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, or PHPA.  The name was changed in 2020, and immediately assumed the nickname of “SoCal Rotors”.

The organization has a long history of volunteers who recognized the need for an organization that would help guarantee the strength of our industry for years to come.

PHPA Membership Certificate (1969)

PHPA Membership Pin (1969)


Promote safety and understanding among helicopter pilots

Coordinate efforts towards improving communications, methods of operation within the airspace system, or any other area that will contribute to the safety and education of all pilots

Provide a forum for identifying and seeking resolution to local problems of interest to the membership

Promote community relations between the public and the helicopter industry