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Americas

AHS International - The Vertical Flight Technical Society

Helicopter Association International

LZ Control


Helicopter Associations & Organizations
Canada

Global Helicopter Pilots Association

(Surrey, British Columbia, Canda)

www.ghpa.ca

Helicopter Association of Canada

(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

(Arlington, Virginia, USA)

www.ahsafa.org


AHS International

-The Vertical Flight Technical Society-

AHS InternationalAHS International is the global leader for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the science and technology of vertical flight.

AHS International 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.

We sponsor 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.

Please see our "Benefits of Membership" web page and discover the multiple benefits that we offer. Founded in 1943.

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Annual Forum & Technology Display

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.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

 

Whirly Girls International

United States of America continued

Coast Guard Aviation Association (U.S.)

(Troy, Virginia, USA)

www.cgaviationassn.org

Combat Helicopter Pilots Association

(Peachtree City, Georgia, USA)

www.chpa-us.org

Eastern Region Helicopter Council

(Yardly, Pennsylvania, USA)

www.erhc.org

Gyrodyne Helicopter Historical Foundation

(Reno, Nevada, USA)

www.gyrodynehelicopters.com

Helicopter Association International (HAI)

Helicopter Association InternationalHelicopter Association International (HAI) provides its members with services that directly benefit their operations and promotes the helicopter as a safe and efficient method of transportation and to the advancement of the civil helicopter industry.

We sponsor meetings and conferences throughout the year including our annual helicopter trade show: Heli-Expo.

Benefits of Membership

Join HAI

Heli-Expo (Annual Trade Show)

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.rotor.com


Helicopter Foundation International (HFI)

Helicopter Foundation International is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the helicopter and of the industry’s service to mankind, helping to educate future generations of helicopter professionals, and promoting the industry as an exciting career choice for young people.

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.helicopterfoundation.org

Helicopter Rescue and Response Asssociation

(Georgetown, Texas, USA)

www.helirescueassociation.org

Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference

(Houston, Texas, USA)

www.hsac.org

Huey Vets

(Redwood City, California, USA)

www.hueyvets.com

International Helicopter Safety Team

(Alexandria, 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

 

Helicopter Foundation International

United States of America continued

Midwest Helicopter Association

(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

www.midwesthelo.org

Mountain Rescue Association

(San Diego, California, USA)

www.mra.org

National E-N-G Helicopter Association

(Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)

www.neha.rotor.com

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

Rotor & Wing Club

(Wauchula, Florida, USA)

www.sunstatewingandrotorclub.com

Popular Rotorcraft Association

- Homebuilts/Kits/Gyrocopers -

(Mentone, Indiana, USA)

www.pra.org

Professional Helicopter Pilots Association

(USA)

www.autorotate.org

www.phpa.org

www.phpa.net

The Twirly Birds

(Sunnyvale, California, USA)

www.twirlybirds.org

USMC / Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association

(USA)

www.popasmoke.com

Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association

(Collierville, Tennessee, USA)

www.vhcma.org

The Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network

(USA)

www.vhfcn.org

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

(Grapevine, Texas, USA)

www.vhpa.org

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

(Rocky Mountain Chapter, USA)

www.vhparmc.com

USAF Helicopter Pilot Association

(Medical Lake, Washington, USA)

www.usafhpa.org

Virginia Helicopter Association

(Virginia, USA)

www.vahelicopters.com

Whirly-Girls International

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

(Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

www.whirlygirls.org

South America

Asociación Chilena de Helicópteros

(Chile, South America)

www.achhel.cl

Brazilian Helicopter Pilots Association

(Sao Paulo, Brazil)

www.abraphe.org.br

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Helicopter Safety Organizations (and related organizations)

North America

Drone Safety - By AHS International

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org/drones

Helicopter Association International

- See "Safety" drop-down menu. -

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.rotor.com

Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference

(Houston, Texas, USA)

www.hsac.org

 

North America continued

International Civil Aviation Organization

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

www.icao.int

International Helicopter Safety Team

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.ihst.org

Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team

(United States Government)

www.faasafety.gov/about/mission.aspx

 

North America continued

United States Helicopter Safety Team

www.ushst.org

Central and South America

Brazilian Helicopter Safety Team

(Brazil)

www.bhest.org

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.enae.umd.edu/AGRC

NRTC Rotorcraft Center of Excellence

- Georgia Institute of Technology -

(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

www.ae.gatech.edu/labs/
windtunl/expaero/coehome.html


 

National Research Council Canada

(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (FVLT) Project - NASA

(USA)

www.aeronautics.nasa.gov
/aavp/rvlt/index.html

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.udri.udayton.edu

Vertical Lift Research Rotorcraft Center of Excellence - Penn State

(University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)

www.engr.psu.edu/rcoe

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

 

Australia continued

Bladeslapper

- The Australian Helicopter Industry Association Online Forum -

(Carindale, Queensland, Australia)

www.bladeslapper.com

China

China World Helicopter Association

(Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan)

www.cwha-china.com

India

The Rotary Wing Society of India

(Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)

www.rwsi.org

 

Japan

Association for Promotion of Helicopter Industry, Japan

(Tokyo, Japan)

www.helikyo.com

New Zealand

New Zealand Helicopter Association

(Wellington, New Zealand)

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

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

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

 

Germany continued

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

 

Swizterland continued

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 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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