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LATEST NEWS: 2021 National Reunion

Last Updated: 18 June 2021

Registration for the 2021 National Reunion in Charlotte, NC is now open!.

2021 National Reunion Charlotte LogThe 2021 National Reunion
The Westin Hotel, Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, 3 August Friday, 6 August 2021 (Closing Banquet)

Registration for the 2021 National Reunion in Charlotte, NC is now open!. You can register for the reunion using the Online Reunion Registration Application website.

URGENT!!! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT THE REUNION IN NC!   

Details are available on the Reunion Information page

  • Reunion Registration is Open
  • The 2021 Reunion Morning Report is now available
  • Hotel Registration is Open
  • The Official R2021 Schedule
  • 2021 Reunion Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • R2021 Mini Reunion Request and Schedule
  • R2021 Vendor Information
  • R2021 Volunteer Form and Schedule
  • R2021 Local RV Parks

 

NEW - The theme for the 2021 Membership Directory History Section will be the 161st Assault Helicopter Company from December 1965 to January 1968 in Vietnam.  Go here for details.  (The above photos are from John Hastings and patches from Mike Law.)

The 2020 Membership Directory's full history of the 361st Pink Panthers is available at https://directory.vhpa.org/cddata/magazines/D20hist.pdf  Please note that it continues to be a work in progress and is scheduled to be complete by the end of November.  Please contact Mike Law at calendar@vhpa.org is you would like to contribute to this history.

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) is a non-profit war veterans organization filed under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service.  It is dedicated to the fulfillment of the following purposes:

Our Mission

To enhance and accredit the cohesiveness, esprit de corps, and traditions of valor of rotary wing aircrews that flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era.

To seek out, using whatever means available, individuals who piloted rotary wing aircraft in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era and inform them of the existence of the VHPA and encourage all eligible individuals to become members. 

  Membership is open to all helicopter pilots who flew in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam era (1961-1975).  There is an explanation of what you can do online at https://www.vhpa.org/memhelp.htm#ODA 

To preserve the legacy of all Vietnam Helicopter Pilots, an endowment fund has been established at the Vietnam Center and Archives at Texas Tech University.  Donations can be made here https://www.vhpa.org/donate.htm 

The VHPA has a membership of over 16,600 (8,700 dues current) helicopter pilots from around the world out of the approximately 40,000 who served as helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War.
In addition to an annual reunion held around July 4th, members keep in touch informally through mini-reunions (local get togethers) throughout the year and through the Internet on VHFCN (http://www.vhfcn.org) , Heli-Vets and FaceBook also another FaceBook site.  The VHPA is a social organization only and has no political agenda as is our brother organization, The Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association http://vhcma.org/ 

The VHPA publishes six magazines, a membership directory and a calendar each year and periodically publishes historical reference directories, CD-ROMs and DVDs.
Magazines are included with VHPA membership and are available to non-members with a $36/year subscription.  (Three years for $99)  To contact the magazine editor aviator@vhpa.org.  See an example of our magazine, The VHPA Aviator (big file).  VHPA Aviator magazine advertising and other information.

Life member rates based on age are as follows (also applies to subscribers):

Age 80 and above ---$75.00
Age 75 to 79 --------$100.00
Age 70 to 74 --------$150.00
Age 65 to 69 --------$250.00
Age 60 to 64 --------$350.00
Age 59 and below --$450.00

 Please call HQ on 800-505-VHPA (8472) to sign up to be a life member.

Traditions:  The VHPA has developed some traditions over the years.  One of those is the missing man table at the banquet at each reunion.  Here is an example done at the 2005 reunion.  Another tradition started in 1988 is a "Cobra" plaque made from the mold for the AH-1G prototype collective grip.  It is passed from outgoing President to incoming President at each reunion.  Also passed from President to President is a plaque with past Presidents' names on it.  A third tradition is a bottle of 21 year old Scotch purchased in 1971 by Brian Novak one of the original 66 founding members.  

History of the founding of the VHPA written by Larry Clark and Mike Law in 1990.

Please note:  This website may contain information that VHPA considers proprietary and confidential. Information contained herein shall not be used for commercial solicitation purposes, or any correspondence related thereto.  Correspondence relating to commercial purposes or solicitations shall only be sent to webmaster@vhpa.org whereupon it will be forwarded to the appropriate VHPA representative.  Member information contained in this publication shall not be distributed to non-VHPA members without the express consent of the member.

Contact Information

Use this form to apply for membership .

Please use the membership application form to submit address changes for the directory and use the comments form to submit other directory changes and updates.

Online membership directory for dues current members.

Communications with the Executive Council (EC)

HQ Telephone:
800-505-VHPA (8472)
 
HQ FAX:
817-200-7309
HQ Postal address: (new as of 1 May 2020)

Sherry Rodgers
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association Office Manager
1601 E Lamar Blvd
Suite 117
Arlington, TX 76011
HQ E-mail:
General Information: HQ@vhpa.org

Web Site:  https://www.vhpa.org/

  
 

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