The Collective




Welcome to...The Collective, a group of helicopter pilots and instructors that come together periodically to talk about helicopter lessons, helicopter flying, and helicopter adventures.  We know that we are a special breed, somewhat apart from the world of fixed-wing aviation, and a special breed sometimes needs a special meeting place.  That's us, The Collective, rising together into the world of helicopter flight.








This is a group of helicopter pilots, for helicopter pilots, by helicopter pilots.  Occasionally, we let a helicopter enthusiasts in that is not yet a pilot, but mostly we keep to ourselves.  Finally, we have a place to come together, learn about cool topics in more detail, listen to exciting guest speakers, analyze specific accidents or events in the industry, and have engaging conversations about everybody's aviation story.

The next meeting of The Collective is Monday, May 8th at 7:00pm in the San Carlos Flight Center's classroom.  Pizza and beer will be provided.




Our topics will be:

  • Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) 
  • Why I added on rotorcraft - Cary Butcher
  • Low and Slow to Tennessee - Marcelo DoRio




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