Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association of Florida

(321) 430-8465


Become a Member Today!

If you were a pilot or crew member who served in Vietnam from 1961 to 1975, we welcome you to join our veterans' association. The VHPAF has 4 categories of membership:

Regular — This category is for all individuals who served as helicopter pilots during the war.
Associate — Choose this membership if you were a former crew chief or a gunner who flew during the Vietnam era.
Heritage — This category is for family members of an active voting member or a deceased member. Only one Heritage member may join for each active or deceased member, and the Heritage member must be 18 years old or older.
Honorary — This membership is for individuals who wish to affiliate with the VHPAF for fellowship and camaraderie. Honorary members must submit a letter requesting membership to an active officer in the organization along with a completed membership application and a check. The board of directors will approve the application with the proper documentation.

New Membership Application

The LOH Support Team

The LOH Support Team

Request to Join

Showing your interest in our organization is easy. Simply fill out a membership application and mail it to us with the appropriate documentation, as well as a check for your membership dues to our mailing address. The membership dues for our association include:

  • One Year – $15
  • Three Years – $40
  • Life – $90

Event Support

The VHPAF encourages our members to support as many events as possible around the state. Currently, we have a group of 324 paid-up members, which consist of 250 life and 74 dues-paying members. We are happy to assist any charitable organization or event that supports veterans.

When you request our support, we'll provide marchers and riders for parades, a static display OH-6 (LOACH) helicopter that flew in Vietnam, and Vietnam paraphernalia/museum display items. Early requests for support with dates should be made at least 6 months in advance because of the many commitments that we have scheduled.


Randy Woods
2342 Wakefield Way
Mount Dora, Fl. 32757

VHPAF Schedule of Special Events 2024

VHPAF Updated Schedule of Special Events 2024

As of 01/25/2024
Event Location Date
Setup for Sun N Fun/Board Meeting Lakeland, FL Apr 8, 2024
Sun N Fun Lakeland, FL Apr 9-14, 2024
Vietnam and All Veterans Reunion Melbourne, FL May 8-12, 2024
VHPAF 2023 Annual Reunion #30 TBD Sept-Oct, 2024
Veterans Day TBD Nov, 2024

Contact Randy Woods for volunteering and details about each event.

Getting Ready to Escort the Moving Wall at Sanford Fl

Getting Ready to Escort the Moving Wall at Sanford Fl


While we want to support functions around Florida, we frequently need volunteers to complete setup duties, help with our sales and the museum display, march and ride in parades, answer questions about the LOACH, and takedown displays after events. Any time that you can dedicate is highly appreciated. We especially need lots of volunteers for the 5 days at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland and 5 days at the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center in Melbourne.

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