Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chapter has been grounded and cannot meet in person. No plans have been made for subsequent meetings.

Members be advised of the upcoming Washington State Patriotic Day Zoom event on Feb 20th. Details as follows:

Friends, Guests, and Companions, our traditional yearly Washington State Patriotic Day will be modified for 2021 due to COVID, but we will adapt and overcome.  

The objective is to honor and celebrate our Veterans, Patriots and First Responders–we will do that virtually.

The Washington State Patriotic Day virtual celebration will be on Saturday Feb. 20th at 1:00 Pacific Time..  We will hold a Zoom meeting that will include a Joint Service Color Guard presenting the colors and the singing of the National Anthem, a Reading of the Washington State Governor’s Proclamation, a band concert from America’s First Corps Band, and a traditional Flag Folding Ceremony. Join our Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 253 439 9797 Passcode: Kiwanis

If you have questions you may contact our president, Dave Swanson at: 

The Veteran Helicopter Pilots Association national organization is planning to hold a reunion in Charlotte, NC at the end of June, but is holding off opening hotel reservations until mid-March. See this link for more details.

William Vaughn–Webmaster

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).