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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 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.


2015 Christmas Boxes for the Troops, Another Great Success

The 2015 project is now complete and, once again, our members and other supporters have come through for our deployed troops.  This year we'll ship 186 boxes to service members who'll be spending the holidays away from home and family.  Thanks to all who supported this very worthwhile and appreciated project and to those who did the grunt work, making sure the boxes were packed and mailed in time to arrive for Christmas.  This would not be the success it is without their help.  Special thanks to Pat Glass, who honchos the effort of packing, filling out the proper forms and mailing the packages.  Thanks again, Pat, for a job well done.


 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

High quality CHPA Poplin Button Down shirts and Charles River Windbreakers are being closed out. Once the current stock is depleted they won't be restocked and the windbreakers are almost gone.  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.



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.

New Item in the CHPA Store

Blades of Thunder

"Blades of Thunder by CHPA member Larry Dandridge is a story of six young Army helicopter pilots who arrive in Vietnam where they each become men; highly skilled pilots and proficient officers within a few months.  The book contains real-life honest stories about the young men who flew 24/7 into dangerous situations and helped save many lives.  Just a few of the units featured in the book are the 121st Assault Helicopter Company, the 498th Medical Evacuation (DUSTOFF) and the 1st Aviation Brigade.  Visit the CHPA Store and get one today for your library or as a gift!  






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