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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


FAA Medical Certification Assistance and Aeromedical Advice

The latest Virtual Flight Surgeons Newsletter is attached to this newsletter in PDF Format. It also can be read online at www.autorotate.org 

Note from a PHPA member:

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


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


“For Sale


We have just added an “Items For Sale area to the PHPA website for your use.  This is a free service and may prove to be very useful in these economic times. The following is a list of the current categories.





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 Webmaster@autorotate.org   





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. 




PHPA Website Upgrade

The PHPA website has been upgraded. Here is a short list of new features:

1. New Jobs Page

2. For Sale Area

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

10. PHPA Online Store

11. Video Page


Park ‘N Fly

Corporate Advantage Program

Enjoy savings every time you stay with Park 'N Fly. Sign up for the Corporate Advantage Program today. Until you receive your Corporate Advantage Program membership card, simply present a business card upon exiting the facility to receive the corporate rate! Every time you park you earn FREE parking. Your Corporate Advantage Program membership through PHPA includes enrollment in the Frequent Parker Bonus Program.

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 suggestions@autorotate.org 

Stories Wanted

PHPA is looking for well written stories for Autorotate Magazine.  Please send submissions to either office@autorotate.org 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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