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PHPA Monthly Newsletter

April 09

PHPA To Address Congress on HEMS Issues


PHPA will be testifying before a Congressional Committee looking into the ongoing problems in the HEMS industry. This is a great opportunity for the voices of the working line pilots to be heard but we need your input ASAP. The hearing is scheduled for 22 April which gives us little time to compile your concerns and present them. You can add your personal concerns, ideas, wishes, etc to the discussion online at http://www.autorotate.com/portal/DiscussionForums/tabid/88/aff/50/aft/112695/afv/topic/Default.aspx


Autorotate Magazine


Tony Fonze, our long time friend and editor of Autorotate has moved on to bigger things. We sorely miss Tony however we are working furiously to recover from his departure and hope to be back on track with our publication schedule soon. ALL members will receive an additional six months of Autorotate plus any issues already missed in an effort to make up for any inconvenience this may have caused.







Web Site Update




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We have just added an “Items For

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Flight Gear

Guns and Ammo




Real Estate



Here is the link to the “For Sale” section.




If you would like to see more categories added please send your request to




“JOBS Section”


We also have added a new and improved “Jobs” posting board. So, if you are looking for pilots, here is an excellent place to post those job openings. 




FAA Medical Certification Assistance and Aeromedical Advice

 Note from a PHPA member:

Virtual Flight Surgeons Inc. is the industry leader in providing FAA medical certification assistance to pilots and air traffic controllers.  The VFS physicians are board certified in Aerospace Medicine, with 100+ years combined military and civilian experience.


I sent a request for consultation to the Virtual Flight Surgeons at about 1300 today.  By 1600 I had a phone call and an answer.  What a great benefit.  Thanks for your work in putting this together.

Marshall Heckaman

VFS represents over 90,000 professional pilots and controllers, providing the same world-class service utilized by airline pilots’ unions.
VFS provides a risk-free, confidential aeromedical service with an overall goal of enhancing pilot and controller health and safety. 
PHPA has partnered with VFS to bring this world-class aeromedical service to it’s membership.  VFS will provide a complimentary annual physician consultation to all PHPA members and a 5% discount if a pilot requires case submission to the FAA.  When it comes to protecting your FAA medical certificate, rely on the VFS physicians to provide you the expertise you need.

Nearly every issue of Autorotate Magazine is now online. PHPA members now have the option of reading back issues of Autorotate online or downloading them in pdf format for offline reading. The magazines are listed by year with a picture of each cover as a link to the magazine.
PHPA Website Upgrade


The PHPA website has been upgraded. Here is a short list of new features:
1. New Jobs Board
2. New "For Sale" Section
3. Improved Photo Page
4. Improved Registration Process
5. Preferred Employers Page
6. Autorotate Magazines Online
7. Veterans Links 
8. PHPA/FAA Test Center Info
9. Helicopter Games Area
More to come in the near future
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Corporate Advantage Program
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Scholarship Program

PHPA will soon be awarding two one thousand dollar flight training scholarships annually to deserving PHPA members in flight training. The details of how to apply for these scholarships will be released soon. PHPA has awarded two scholarships in the past and one recipient is now flying for Air Logistics and the other is still in training. As soon as we get the details worked out I will include the information in this newsletter and post it on the PHPA website.


PHPA Store

The PHPA online store is now operational. Please send us any recommendations you may have for things you would like to see made available in the store. Drop us a note at


Stories Wanted
PHPA is looking for well written stories for Autorotate Magazine.  Please send submissions to either office@autorotate.com or mail them to PHPA 354 S. Daleville Ave. Suite B Daleville, AL 36322 Attn: Autorotate




If you have suggestions on how PHPA can improve, benefits, the website, communications, etc. please send them to suggestions@autorotate.org  




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