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Helicopter Association of Canada

Helicopter Associations & Organizations

Global Helicopter Pilots Association

(Surrey, British Columbia, Canda)

www.ghpa.ca

Helicopter Association of Canda

Established 1994.

The Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) is the national association in Canada and is dedicated foremost to bring the Canadian helicopter industry together and is committed to advocating for the best interests of Canadian helicopter operators.

Roughly 80% of the civil helicopters in Canada today are operated by Helicopter Association of Canada members.

The Helicopter Association of Canada hosts their Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Conference & Trade Show every November.

Helicopter Associatoin of Canada's Mission is the following:

  • To promote a political and regulatory environment that will foster a prosperous Canadian Helicopter industry
  • To educate members, civil servants, and the general public about issues important to the industry
  • To promote the continued enhancement of flight safety
  • To develop expanded utilization of helicopter transport at all levels of Canadian life
  • To exchange maintenance practices and common issues among members

(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

www.h-a-c.ca

International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association

(Woodland, Ontario, Canada)

www.iagsa.ca

United States of America

American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association

(Hollywood, Maryland, USA)

www.ahsafa.org


The Bell 47 Helicopter Association

(Caryle, Illinois, USA)

www.bell47helicopterassociation.org

Central Florida Helicopter Association

(Orlando, Florida, USA)

www.centralfloridahelicopter.com

CH-54 Skycrane Association

(Nampa, Idaho, USA)

www.ch54skycrane.com

Coast Guard Aviation Association (U.S.)

(Troy, Virginia, USA)

www.aoptero.org

Combat Helicopter Pilots Association

(Peachtree City, Georgia, USA)

www.chpa-us.org

Eastern Region Helicopter Council

(Kearny, New Jersey, USA)

www.erhc.org

Gyrodyne Helicopter Historical Foundation

(Reno, Nevada, USA)

www.gyrodynehelicopters.com

 

Whirly Girls International

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Helicopter Association International

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.rotor.org

Helicopter Foundation International

(Alexandria, Virgina, USA)

www.helicopterfoundation.org

Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference

(Lafayette, Louisiana, USA)

www.hsac.org

Helicopter Safety Alliance

(Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA)

www.helicoptersafetyalliance.com

Huey Vets

(Redwood City, California, USA)

www.hueyvets.com

International Helicopter Safety Team

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.ihst.org

Jolly Green Association

(Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, USA)

www.jollygreen.info

LZControl

(Williamsburg, Virginia, USA)

www.lzcontrol.com

Michigan Helicopter Association

(Wyandotte, Michigan, USA)

www.michiganhelicopters.com

Midwest Helicopter Association

(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

www.midwesthelo.org

Mountain Rescue Association

(San Diego, California, USA)

www.mra.org

Naval Helicopter Association

(Coronado, California, USA)

www.navalhelicopterassn.org

Navy Helicopter Veterans Association

(USA)

www.navhelo.org

New England Helicopter Council

(East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA)

www.nehc.org

Popular Rotorcraft Association

- Homebuilts/Kits/Gyrocopers -

(Mentone, Indiana, USA)

www.pra.org

Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

(Daleville, Alabama and Garden Grove, California, USA)

www.autorotate.org

www.phpa.org

www.phpa.net

The Twirly Birds

(Sunnyvale, California, USA)

www.twirlybirds.org

USMC / Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association

(Leland, North Carolina, USA)

www.popasmoke.com



 

LZ Control

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The Vertical Flight Society

- Fomerly AHS International -

Established 1943.

The Vertical Flight SocietyThe Vertical Flight Society is the global leader for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the science and technology of vertical flight.

Vertical Flight Society members cover the entire spectrum of the international rotorcraft industry including representatives from government, military, civil operators, engineers, scientists, CEOs, vertical science and technology leaders, management, pilots, mechanics, helicopter manufacturers, manufacturing process professionals, academia, students, media and others.

The society sponsors multiple technical conferences around the world each year, publish two magazines and have an extensive online library of publications. Membership is open to people from all countries.

About the Vertical Flight Society

Benefits of Membership

Vertical Flight Society Facebook

eVTOL (Electric VTOL News) Facebook

Vertical Flight Society X (Twitter)

eVTOL News by The Vertical Flight Society X (Twitter)

List of all the Vertical Flight Society's Social Media is here.

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org

Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association

(Collierville, Tennessee, USA)

www.vhcma.org

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

(Grand Prairie,, Texas, USA)

www.vhpa.org

USAF Helicopter Pilot Association

(Medical Lake, Washington, USA)

www.usafhpa.org

Whirly-Girls International

Whirly-Girls International is a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation. Established 1974.

(Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

www.whirlygirls.org

South America

Brazilian Helicopter Pilots Association

(Sao Paulo, Brazil)

www.abraphe.org.br

Helicopter Blogs & Forums

All blogs and forums moved to our "Magazine and Publications" webpage.

Helicopter Safety Organizations (and related organizations)

North America

Drone Safety
The Vertical Flight Society

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org/drones

Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team

(United States Government)

www.faasafety.gov/about/mission.aspx

Helicopter Association International

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

rotor.org/safety

Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference

(Houston, Texas, USA)

www.hsac.org


 

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International Civil Aviation Organization

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

www.icao.int

Tour Operators Program of Safety

(Bend, Oregon, USA)

www.topssafety.org

United States Helicopter Safety Team
(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.ushst.org

Vertical Aviation Safety Team

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.vast.aero

 

Central and South America

Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team

(Brazil)

www.anac.gov.br

Rotorcraft Centers for Excellence, NASA rotorcraft research and other aerospace research facilities:

Aeromechanics Flight Vehicle Research and Technology Division - NASA

(Moffett Field, California, USA)

www.rotorcraft.arc.nasa.gov

Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center

- University of Maryland -

(College Park, Maryland, USA)

www.agrc.umd.edu

NRTC Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

- Georgia Institute of Technology -

(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

www.adl.gatech.edu/expaero/coehome.html

 

National Research Council Canada

(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (FVLT) Project - NASA

(USA)

www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/programs
/aavp/rvlt

Subsonic Rotoray Wing Project - NASA
(Moffett Field, California, USA)
www.rotorcraft.arc.nasa.gov/About/SRW.html

 

University of Dayton Research Institute

(Dayton, Ohio, USA)

www.udayton.edu/udri

Vertical Lift Research Rotorcraft Center of Excellence - Penn State

(University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)

www.vlrcoe.psu.edu

Aviation Organizations With Some Crossover to Rotary

Aircraft Electronics Association

(Independence, Missouri, USA)

www.aea.net

 

Experimental Aircraft Association

(Independence, Missouri, USA)

www.eaa.org

 

 

Asia and Oceania
Helicopter Organizations

Australian Helicopter Industry Association

Australia

Australian Helicopter Industry Association

(Carindale, Queensland, Australia)

www.austhia.com

Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association Inc

(Kenmore, Queensland, Australia)

www.asra.org.au

 

Japan

Association for Promotion of Helicopter Industry, Japan

(Tokyo, Japan)

www.helikyo.com

Japan Helicopter Society

(Japan)

www.helijapan.org

New Zealand Helicopter Association

(Wellington, New Zealand)

www.aia.org.nz/Divisions/rotor.co.nz.html

 



 

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Helicopter Safety Organization and related organizations

Flight Safety Foundation

(Melbourne, Australia)

www.flightsafety.org

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

(Australian Government, Australia)

www.casa.gov.au

Helicopter Blogs & Forums

All blogs and forums moved to our "Magazine and Publications" webpage.


Europe
Helicopter Organizations

Austria

Christophorus Flight Rescue Association
(Vienna, Austria)
www.oeamtc.at/flugrettung

Belgium

Begian Association Of Helicopter Owners and Pilots
(Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium)
www.behop.be

Denmark

Danish Helicopter Association
(Esbjerg, Denmark)
danishhelicopters.dk

France

French Federation of Giraviation
(Esbly, France)
www.helico.org

Union Française de L'Hélicoptère
(Paris, France)
www.ufh.fr

Germany

European Helicopter Association
(Cologne, Germany)
www.eha-heli.eu

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
(FAI Rotorcraft Commission)
www.fai.org/rotorcraft

The German Helicopter Association
(Bückerburg, Germany)
www.dhv-org.de

German Helicopter Club
(Germany)
www.deutscher-hubschrauberclub.de

 

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New European Helicopter Association
(Köln, Germany)
www.eha-heli.eu/index.htm

Ireland

HeliChallenge
(Enniskillen, Northern Ireland)
www.helichallenge.org

Italy

Italian Helicopter Association
(Milano, Italy)
www.assoelicotteri.it

The Netherlands

Helisports International
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
www.helisports.nl

Norway

Norwegian Helicopter Employee Association
(Stavanger Airport, Norway)
www.nhaf.no

Russia

Helicopter Industry Association
(Moscow, Russia)
www.helicopter.su

Helisport
(Moscow, Russia)
www.helisport.org

Hummingbirds
(Moscow, Russia)
www.heligirls.ru

Swizterland

Swiss Helicopter Association
www.sha-swiss.c

 

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Swiss Helicopter Club
www.swiss-helicopter-club.ch

Swiss Helicopter Federation
(Bern, Switzerland)
www.swissheli.ch

Helimission
(Trogen, Switzerland)
www.helimission.ch

United Kingdom

British Helicopter Association
(Surrey, United Kingdom)
www.britishhelicopterassociation.org

European Helicopter Operators Committee
(East Sussex, United Kingdom)
www.eurohoc.org

Helicopter Club of Great Britain
(Oxon, United Kingdom)
www.hcgb.co.uk

HeliOffshore
(London, England, United Kingdom)
www.helioffshore.dbinteractive.com

Royal Aeronautical Society - Rotorcraft Group
(London, England, United Kingdom)
www.aerosociety.com/About-Us
/specgroups/Rotorcraft

Wessex Helicopter Restoration Project
(Emsworth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom)
www.wessexhelicopter.co.uk

Helicopter Blogs & Forums

All blogs and forums moved to our "Magazine and Publications" webpage.


Helicopter Safety Organizations

Eurocontrol, Safety Regulation Commission
- Air traffic operations throughout the European region -
www.eurocontrol.int

European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST)

(Europe)

www.essi.easa.europa.eu/ehest



 

HeliOffshore

(London, England, United Kingdom)

www.helioffshore.org

 

Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group

(United Kingdom)

www.caa.co.uk/Safety-initiatives-and-
resources/Safety-projects/Offshore-
helicopter-review/Offshore-Helicopter-
Safety-Action-Group

Rotorcraft Research and Aerospace Research Facilities

BlueCopter Technology by Eurocopter
(France)
www.bluecopter.com

DLR
(Germany)
www.dlr.de

 

Clean Sky / Green Rotorcraft
(Brussels, Belgium)
www.cleansky.eu/content
/page/green-rotorcraft

GOM - Optical Measuring Techniques (Braunschweig, Germany)
www.gom.com

 

MyCopter
(Tubingen, Germany)
www.mycopter.eu

NLR
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
www.nlr.nl

Gyroplanes

The British Rotorcraft Association
(United Kingdom)
www.gyroflight.co.uk

 

North West Gyroplane Club
(Cumbria, United Kingdom)
www.rogersavage.co.uk/club.htm

   
South Africa

Helicopter Association of Southern Africa
(Gauteng, South Africa)
+27-11-805-0680
caasa@iafrica.com

 

South Africian Gyroplane Association
(Zwavelpoort, South Africa)
www.sagpa.co.za

   
         


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