2010, helicopter pilots living in the Greater San Antonio, TX
area who flew in the Vietnam War – founded the Alamo Chapter of
the VHPA (Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Association).
The Alamo Chapter is an independent organization
mirroring the structure of the National VHPA, but is not under
the control nor authorized to act as an agent or direct
representative of the National VHPA.
Chapter is organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit veterans’ group
with no political agenda.
Our Chapter currently does not own any real estate or
corporate properties, therefore we have no tax liability.
Our social activities are mostly pay as you go, however,
our Treasury is able to supplement some of our special events
through the collection of Annual Dues and Life Memberships.
membership is open to helicopter pilots from any branch of the
services who flew a helicopter in the Southeast Asia Theater of
Operations during the period 1961 – 1975.
The primary goal of the Alamo Chapter is to seek out all
former rotary wing aviators living in our area - who served
during the Vietnam War Era - and welcome all eligible
individuals to become members.
We are here to rekindle and foster the spirit of duty,
honor, country, sacrifice, and esprit de corps that was so much
a part of the Vietnam helicopter air crew’s experience.
Our members and
potential members stay informed and in contact via e-mail,
phone, and address information maintained on our Alamo Chapter
Roster. All upcoming
events and Chapter activities will be posted on our new
web site. Socially -
we plan monthly luncheons for those who want to participate,
while our better-halves also enjoy their monthly luncheons.
Two times a year we plan combined luncheons in lieu of
the separate monthly luncheons.
General Membership business / dinners take place at the
Barn Door Restaurant 2 - 3 times a year.
We do on occasions plan trips requiring an overnight stay
due to the distance and scheduled events.
The social highlight of the year is our Annual Christmas
Party normally planned for early December.
has a world-wide Roster that is readily accessible for its
membership, and sponsors Annual Reunions in different major
cities all across the United States.
Everyone is encouraged to join the National VHPA, but
this is not a requirement if you would like to become an Alamo
Chapter member. An
application Form can be found on our new