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PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

On May 20, 2016, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association learned that the FAA denied all four of the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition petitions to regulate helicopter operations over the Los Angeles Basin. The LAAHNC had asked the FAA for four (4) SFAR’s: * A 2000’ AGL minimum operating altitude for all helicopter operations,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 01-Jun-16

PHPA troubled by LA noise protest group attempts to undermine FAA reporting system

PHPA troubled by LA noise protest group attempts to undermine FAA reporting system

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association is troubled with the LAAHNC’s ongoing efforts to solicit helicopter complaints from Los Angeles residents.  Although we encourage people to utilize the Federal Aviation Administration’s automated helicopter noise complaint system when they are bothered by helicopter noise, it appears the LAAHNC may be encouraging people to “game” the system and… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 04-Apr-16

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PHPA responds to petitions filed with FAA by Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Council

PHPA responds to petitions filed with FAA by Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Council

On October 20, 2015, the LAAHNC announced in a Press Release that they had filed petitions with the FAA asking for the establishment of mandatory regulations for helicopter flights above Los Angeles County. Despite published statements to the contrary from some of the stakeholder groups who maintain no significant progress has been made, the PHPA… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 28-Oct-15

PHPA calls on LA area industry to support Santa Monica Airport tonight

PHPA calls on LA area industry to support Santa Monica Airport tonight

Dear PHPA Members: The time is now ~ at Santa Monica Airport! As you know, SMO is under siege by a very small segment of the local population that has succeeded, over time, in getting sway over the City Council. We need to change that. SMO is a frequent stop for many helicopters: private, commercial… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 25-Mar-14

PHPA Volunteers Needed for Working Groups on Noise Issues

PHPA Volunteers Needed for Working Groups on Noise Issues

In an email addressed to PHPA Members, Board member Edward Story aimed to encourage PHPA members to volunteer for their Working Groups.  He reminded members that there have been two major meetings that the PHPA has had with the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (“LAAHNC”) in 2013, including one in February 12 at the VNY (Van Nuys Airport)… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 18-Oct-13

North Sea accident – Statement from PHPA President

North Sea accident – Statement from PHPA President

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, is mourning the loss of four passengers who were killed on August 23, 2013, when a CHC L2 aircraft crashed into the waters off the coast of Sumburgh, United Kingdom. Fourteen people, including two crew members,… Read more »

Source: OPEIU, 27-Aug-13

Save The LAX Heliport – 9th July meeting

Save The LAX Heliport – 9th July meeting

PHPA has been working all ‘levers’ available to us on your behalf to keep open the LAX Heliport. LAWA staff is threatening to close it. We need your help! As you know, LAWA Staff attempted to de-certify the heliport in March and April – quietly and without public notice. It appears that we stopped the… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 08-Jul-13

PHPA reminds about 4th July firework displays

PHPA reminds about 4th July firework displays

Remember that the 4th of July is coming up right around the corner. Fly a little higher to get some distance between the illegal fireworks coming up at you and remember all of the local fireworks shows. Both Sunland-Tujunga and Crescenta Valley have their own shows. The Crescenta Valley show is located just north of the 210… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 03-Jul-13

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PHPA issues statement on fatal Ornge S76 accident

PHPA issues statement on fatal Ornge S76 accident

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), today is mourning the tragic loss of our members and friends Captain Don Filliter and First Officer Jacques Dupuy, and Flight Paramedics Dustin Dagenais and Chris Snowball (members of CAW Local 2002), who were killed today when their Ornge air ambulance S76 helicopter… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 03-Jun-13

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LAX Heliport to Permanently Close

LAX Heliport to Permanently Close

The Board of Airport Commissioners is meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 pm (tomorrow) to hear LAWA (the agency that runs the L.A. Airports) propose the closure of one of the only two public use heliports in California. The Executive Director of LAWA will make a report to the Board of Directors of the Airport Commissioners regarding the… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 16-Apr-13

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PHPA, HAI, FAAST and Robinson join for Safety Workshop

PHPA, HAI, FAAST and Robinson join for Safety Workshop

Topic: Jam Packed Helicopter SAFETY Workshop with National & Local Safety Items Addressed. (Held at Robinson Helo Facility) On Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM Location: Robinson Helicopter Company, 2901 Airport Dr., Torrance, CA 90505   Select Number: WP0548604   Description:  HAI (Helicopter Association International), So Cal PHPA (Professional Helicopter Pilots Association), and FAAST (FAA Safety Team) invite you to a day… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 11-Feb-13

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US Rep. Schiff vows to continue LA helicopter noise fight

US Rep. Schiff vows to continue LA helicopter noise fight

On Dec. 5, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced plans to take up legislation to regulate low-flying helicopters above residential neighborhoods in Los Angeles, California, saying voluntary controls for “persistent fly-overs” were insufficient. The announcement comes amid longstanding complaints from residents regarding low-flying police and news helicopters. Schiff said he would take up stalled legislation introduced… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Dec-12

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PHPA establishes unprecedented TV helicopter pool

PHPA establishes unprecedented TV helicopter pool

Earlier this year, the PHPA began a dialogue with the Southern California RTNA (Radio & Television News Association) regarding this weekend’s I-405 bridge demolition, dubbed Carmageddon II.  Specifically, the PHPA was interested in getting the media outlets to reduce the helicopter noise over the freeway closure this year.  A similar event last year generated noise… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 30-Sep-12

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Important Changes to LAX Airspace

Important Changes to LAX Airspace

Beginning June 28 2012, LAX Class D airspace is activated north and south of LAX airport. This Class D airspace is adjacent to LAX Class B airspace and SMO Class D airspace. South of LAX, the Class D is adjacent to HHR class D airspace. Due to the close proximity of these multiple regulated airspaces,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 03-Jul-12

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FAASafety.gov adds helicopter options

FAASafety.gov adds helicopter options

Important changes from the FAASafety.gov web site.   –PHPA New Email Notification Choice – Helicopter Operations Notice Number: NOTC3642 We are beginning to realize that we need the ability to send pertinent information to helicopter operators who fly low-altitude operations. Included in this group are EMS operations, helicopters that may be used for construction, utility, law enforcement, news media,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 09-Apr-12

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Steven Rush elected President of PHPA

Steven Rush elected President of PHPA

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association International (PHPA), a council of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, elected Steven Rush to serve as president at its board meeting in Dallas, Texas on February 12, 2012. OPEIU represents approximately 3,000 helicopter pilots throughout the United States and Canada. Rush is a founding member of… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 14-Feb-12

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Free Two-Day Event – PHPA / HAI / FAASTeam

Free Two-Day Event – PHPA / HAI / FAASTeam

The Helicopter Association International (HAI), FAASTeam & the PHPA invite you to a Landmark two day event: *The 3 THINGS you need to be COMPETITIVE in the ROTARY WING JOB MARKET. *What HAI can do for you – NOW *How the FAASTeam can make YOU MORE COMPETITIVE. *ACTIVE INDUSTRY PILOTS to help YOU STRATEGIZE YOUR WAY AHEAD. *LUNCH is Provided* TOPICS: Helicopter Employment,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 13-Jan-12

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H.R. 2677 Los Angeles Noise Bill Update

H.R. 2677 Los Angeles Noise Bill Update

Do you know that Helicopter Noise Legislation now pending in the United States House and Senate could drastically affect how you fly and where you fly in Los Angeles? Do you know the effect this Legislation will have on your Aviation Business? “The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act of 2011″, H.R. 2677 introduced by… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 13-Jan-12

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PHPA calls for volunteers at 23rd October event

PHPA calls for volunteers at 23rd October event

We would like to invite you to join us at this year’s Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Expo at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield & Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, on Sunday October 23. The PHPA Booth will be placed on the Helicopter Ramp at the West end of the Tarmac and we need… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 05-Oct-11

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PHPA alerts SoCal pilots to Long Beach NPRM

PHPA alerts SoCal pilots to Long Beach NPRM

THe PHPA has advised that… From our friends at the Southern California Airspace Users Working Group (SCAUWG):  Pilots in the Southern California area will be interested in the newly announced NPRM for the Long Beach Class C airspace.  You can see the details at:  http://www.scauwg.org/scauwg/LongBeachClassCAirspace2011Revised.html There will be public meetings in October and the NPRM… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 29-Aug-11

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PHPA adds Helicopter Awareness Day to WW&R Expo

PHPA adds Helicopter Awareness Day to WW&R Expo

This year the PHPA and the Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Expo will be joining forces, with the PHPA taking a more active role in this year’s show.  The event is being held at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield & Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Sunday, October 23, 2011. One of the tasks PHPA has… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 25-Aug-11

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PHPA enters service agreement with ALPA

PHPA enters service agreement with ALPA

The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) and the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) have entered into a service agreement to consult together on issues of importance to their respective pilot members.  OPEIU represents approximately 3,000 pilots through its council, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA). OPEIU and ALPA, through its International Pilot… Read more »

Source: OPEIU, 31-Mar-11

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Obituary – Al Broussard

Obituary – Al Broussard

FLYING HIGHER – AL BROUSSARD, PHPA MEMBER, AND BELL 47 PILOT EXTRA ORDINAIRE On Saturday, July 25, 2010, the PHPA lost a long time, true and valued member, Al Broussard from Granada Hills, CA. in a helicopter accident in Minnesota.  Al got his wings in 1966 and has been flying and fixing aircraft ever since. … Read more »

Source: PHPA, 29-Jul-10

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PHPA Safety Seminar 2009

Source: Vertical, 09-Apr-09

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