Greetings! We are the new modern Popular Rotorcraft Association, which most members refer to as "PRA," a world-wide group of people sharing a special comradery who have a mutual passion for modern and historical personal rotorcraft, including quad-copters.
We are a non-profit organization controlled and run by our members. This very special group of like-minded, altruistic pilots volunteer their time and labor with the sole intent of helping others learn about these magnificent flying machines. PRA has one paid administrative employee to staff the office for daily needs and communications. Volunteer labor allows the majority of our dues and camping revenue be put to direct use to help our members and our comunity provide the greatest good possible.
YOU, are members, are our greatest asset! It's individuals like you - with a passion to teach, learn, and write articles for our magazine in which you share your experiences that make things happen. So we invite you to join us in the adventure, as a PRA member, a board director, teacher, author, mentor, volunteer and/ or student.
The PRA's mission is to organize individual members and local club chapters into a unified body reconized as the go-to lobbying and liaison association representing the rotorcraft community's unique needs before congress and the FAA. Our goals being to: promote our freedoms to fly; increase the weight limit for ultralights; further the education and understanding of safe, modern gyroplane flight and design characteristics for both public and government concerns; and help pilots obtain affordable insurance.
PRA member's benefits include discounts on products and services such as aircraft, kits, avionics, parts and supplies, insurance, build assistance, FAA regulations knowledge help, and professional instruction with registered CFI's.
Our home office is located at the PRA's Airport / Camping & Convention Center in Mentone, Indiana USA. For over 59 years PRA has been the best source of information for rotorcraft fly-in's; buying, building, training, and piloting; rules and regulations; and insuring personal rotorcraft!
We have fun flying personal rotorcraft, while promoting safety through Training. Our fly-in events provide both group and family camping, along with available vendor and special operations areas. We help you FLY a personal rotorcraft for about the same cost as operating a motorcycle or personal watercraft, while meeting friends - old and new.
PRA performs its mission by facilitating the formation of new PRA Chapters in every city, and in every country, allowing rotorcraft enthusiasts to meet locally for hands-on experience, sharing, and teaching of everything one needs to know about safety, building, and flying; helping with and sponsoring local fly-in's; on-line ground schools; providing member access to our on-line web-based library of over 59 years of both print and eZine PRA magazines and literature; answering your questions in our private Forum; sponsoring CFI training scholarships; publishing 'Rotorcraft' magazine (now in conjunction with Powered Sport Flying magazine, which together with PRA offers a broader spectrum of information, and vendor sources, than ever before) and many other programs.