Welcome to CHPA 

To view a welcome message from CHPA President Rich Miller click here. 

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Support Our Cause

If you are not eligible for membership click here to learn more about how you can support the Combat Helicopter Pilots Association.


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 Membership in CHPA is open to Active Duty, Retired and Veteran helicopter aircrew members from all branches of service and all wars in which the US has flown helicopters.

Apply for membership today to foster the legacy of the Combat Helicopter Aircrew.



Welcome To
The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association

PO Box 2585, Peachtree City, GA 30269

What's Hot at CHPA 




Mark Your Calendar for
CHPA Annual Reunion
& Business Meeting

Thu-Fri-Sat Aug 24-25-26
Plano TX near Dallas

30 min from DFW Airport

Hotel and other details TBA




 Call for Nominations - Deadline May 1, 2017
Robert N. Tredway Award

    I’m pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Robert N. Tredway Award.

    The Robert N. Tredway Award is presented by CHPA to an individual or corporation for demonstrated accomplishments in support of one or more of the following:  the United States military helicopter community, U.S. military  veterans with an emphasis on helicopter veterans, the Combat Helicopter Pilots Association, and the community at large.

Robert N. Tredway

    The award is presented in honor of COL Robert N. Tredway (USA, Ret), a founding member of CHPA.  COL Tredway was a 1958 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts during two tours of combat duty.

    Nominations for this most prestigious award may be submitted by email at hq@chpa-us.org not later than 1 May 2017.  No late submissions will be considered.

    The nomination committee will review all nominations and put forth its recommendation to the board not later than 1 July 2017.

    Award presentation will be made at the CHPA annual Conference in September. If there are any questions, please forward them to me at: vp-mbrs@chpa-us.org  or jackbaileyjr2014@gmail.com

    Jack Bailey
    VP Membership

    Nomination Committee Member




2016-17 CHPA Scholarships Awarded

From July through November, Milan Tesanovich, Chairman of the CHPA Scholarship Committee, conducted the tedious process of reviewing in detail the applications received for CHPA scholarships. Ultimately, scholarships were awarded to five recipients in the amount of $1,500 each, $7,500 total. Four of those recipients are shown below.

Katherine Conde


Joshua Warren 


Corrielyn Veno



Jennifer Lynch


Reunions and Gatherings








A/2/17 Reunion

May 3-6, 2017    Charleston, SC

Contact Leanne Casey at 817 251 3551 (casey@MilitaryReunionPlanners.com)

or Doug Doerr at 904 509 2814 (ddoer4uf@aol.com)

More details on www.AlphaTroopAlumni.com.


DFC Society 2017 Convention

Sep 24th thru 28th, 2017    Dallas, TX

theme - “Heroic Women of the DFC”

POC: Bruce Huffman,  518-578-7089  bhuffman@dfcsociety.org




 VHPA Annual Reunion

Registration - https://reunion.vhpa.org/

July 1 - 6, 2017

Indianapolis, IN




 Are You One of The Few Eligible For Membership?

This brief video is a reminder of your legacy, and ours. To join us online click here, or to mail your application, click here.

If you were US helicopter pilot or crew flying in a war zone or other hostilities, you should be a member of CHPA.



 Please note - the CHPA Store is expected to open online soon.



 Support Our Cause

CHPA is dedicated to Multiple Goals

  • To organize and unify US Armed Forces Rotary Wing Aviators and crew members from all service branches who have flown helicopter combat missions. 
  • To remember and honor our fallen aviation comrades lost during helicopter combat operations;
  • To conduct national and regional social activities;
  • To conduct charitable activities related to the US military helicopter community.
  • Make your donation online today by clicking here or download the sponsorship form here and return it to CHPA by US Mail.

Thank You for your generous and continuing support

Your contributions allow us to extend and expand our assistance to our special community and legacy programs.

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