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To view a welcome message from CHPA President Milan Tesanovich click here.


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For information on advertising in the CHPA newsletter click hereThe Swash Plate reaches over 500 members and friends of members each and every month.




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 and/or United Kingdom have flown helicopters.

In addition to the camaraderie associated with a gathering of Combat Helicopter Aircrews, CHPA provides mentoring and other services to current and former pilots and crewmembers and the families of our fallen warriors who've been left behind.  Part of our mentoring program includes career assistance and guidance to individuals dealing with issues relating to claims and other benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Apply for membership today to foster the legacy of the Combat Helicopter Aircrew.

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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 Do You Think You're One of The Few Who Are Eligible For Membership?

We invite you to take a minute to view this video to see if you might be one of the few.

Join us At The 2015 CHPA Annual Convention

altThe 2015 CHPA Convention and Annual Business Meeting will be held in Indianapolis, IN, Sept 24 - 27.  Our host hotel is the Hilton Hotel and Suites, 120 West Market Street.  For information on the Convention click hereTo complete the online convention registration click hereTo complete your hotel reservation online using the CHPA portal click here.


CHPA Scholarship Application

CHPA reminds everyone that the Goldie Fund is available to support the families of members, and those who are deceased but would have been eligible for membership in achieving their educational goals.  Now is the time to get your application in for the CHPA Scholarship.  Information on the process and requirements can be found by clicking here.

An Important Request From Our Brothers at VHPA

VHPA has proposed a memorial be placed in Arlington National Cemetery to honor the memory of helicopter aircrews who have given the last full measure in support US national interest.  They have requested our help in contacting our representatives to garner support for this important mission.  For full information and to support this endeavor click here.



CHPA Store Items on Close Out

CHPA Travel Mugs have been reduced 30%.  In addition our High quality Poplin Button Down shirts and Charles River Windbreakers are being closed out. Once the current stock is depleted they won't be restocked.  When they're gone, they're gone for good so if you haven't purchased yours, now is the time.  Also, the "Goin' Home" print has been reduced 20%.  Get yours now by visiting the CHPA store page and clicking on 'Merchandise Order Form" at the bottom of the page.


CHPA Recipe Request

Calling all aviators, past and present; aviators' partners and anyone else.

CHPA will be assembling a cookbook for sale to members and non-members (OK, Everyone) and we invite you to participate.  If you will, send in your favorite recipes for inclusion.  We'd like recipes for beverages, snacks/apps, sides, entrees and sweets.  Hey, if you can come up with a helicopter related name for them, that's even better.

Please submit the recipes to recipesCHPA@yahoo.com in Word or RTF format, if you can, but we can accommodate almost any format (with a little more work).  Also, please remember, if you want to submit a recipe you copied from a website or book, change up the directions (they're the copyrightable content).  Or let us know that they need to be changed; and please give attribution to the author.  (This just keeps us safe.)

Depending on the response, this cookbook may be available at the Annual Convention in Indianapolis in September.

CHPA Presented the  2015 Robert N. Tredway Award to HAI President Matt Zuccaro

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association President, Milan Tesanovich, presented the 2015 Robert N. Tredway Award to Helicopter Association International President and CEO, Matthew Zuccaro.  Congratulations to Mr. Zuccaro on being selected for this prestigious award.  The award honors the late COL Robert N. Tredway who had a distinguished military career as well as an exceptional post-military career, including notable service to veterans with the Wounded Warrior project, as a Founding Member of CHPA and numerous other community and veterans organizations.

The Robert N. Tredway Award is given by the Combat Helicopter Pilots Association in recognition of an individual or corporation for demonstrated accomplishments in support of: 

  • the United States Military Helicopter Community;
  • the United States Military Veterans with an emphasis on helicopter veterans;
  • for an individual, significant accomplishments in his/her professional area;
  • the Combat Helicopter Pilots Association and,
  • the community at large.




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 in support of US and specified Allied Coalition Partner National Interests
    • 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 specified Allied Coalition military helicopter community.
  • Make your donation online today by clicking here or download the sponsorship form here and return it to CHPA via fax or 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.


 Challenge Coins From CHPA


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The CHPA Challenge Coins are an impressive two inches in diameter and would make a great addition to your collection, or as a stand alone representation of your membership in the finest military organization ever.  Visit the CHPA Store and get one today for your pocket!  Don't get caught at the Annual Meeting without yours!






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