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2016 NHA Symposium

 Symposium 2016 Register Now


WhenSheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
May 9 -13, 2016

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 
0600-1630, 1930-2300
Wednesday, 11 May, 2016
Thursday, 12 May, 2016 

Leanne Dehner

 2016 Schedule at a Glance

This preliminary schedule is subject to change. The most current/accurate schedule will be posted on the NHA website leading up to and during the Symposium.  Check this schedule and the NHA Phone App for up-to-the-minute information.  You can also reconfirm dates, times, and locations of events on site at the NHA Registration Booth.

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  Exciting 2016 Symposium Events

NHA Member Only Events: Open Symposium Events:

Member's Reunion on the Spirit of Norfolk
with Cruise Entertainment

Hotel Casino Night

Aircrew Competition

5K Fun Walk/Run

Tides Game at Harbor Park Stadium

O'Connor Brewery Social (Downtown Norfolk)

Eagle Haven Golf Tournament

*You must be a member of NHA to attend any paid, ticketed event. Please see the Events page for more information. 

Entrance to Exhibit Hall

Professional Briefings:
Safety Symposium, PERS-43, PMA-299 Future of Vertical Lift & MH-60 Flight Plan Brief, N-98 MV-22 Where Are We Now?, Higher Education, and many more.

Professional Panel Discussions:
Aircrew Panel, CAG/Commodore Round Table,  Captains of Industry, and Flag Panel. 

Daily Lunch at the Sheraton

Award's Ceremony


Basic (Non-Member) Registration:
Attendance fee: $10
Includes: lanyard and badge, admission to Exhibit Hall floor, complimentary coffee/pastries Tuesday through Thursday mornings, attendance at briefings, panels, and guest speaker presentations.
You can register online or at the door.

NHA Member Registration:
Attendance fee: $10
Includes: lanyard and badge, admission to Exhibit Hall floor, complimentary coffee/pastries Tuesday through Thursday mornings, attendance at briefings, panels, and guest speaker presentations, admission to HSC-2, HS-11 and HM-12 Open House/HS Sundown Ceremony/NHA Welcome Social, admission to Flag and Team Seahawk Receptions, parking validation, and Swag Bag (a $25 value).

*All attendees must wear a badge DAILY to be admitted into the Exhibit Hall and briefings. Badges can be picked up at the Symposium Registration booth beginning Tuesday, 10 May at 0600.

**Event Tickets and swag bags can be picked up at the Symposium Pre-Registration booth. Swag Bags are ONLY available to the first 750 NHA Members that register online.


 Pricing for Member's Only Events

Event Early Registration
Feb 1 - 22 April
On-Time Registration
23 Apr - 6 May
At-the-Door Registration
9 May - 13 May
Registration Fee $10 $15 $15
Welcome Reception FREE                               FREE                               FREE
Lunch - Tuesday $5 $8 $10
Member's Reunion $40 $45 $50
Hotel Casino Night $15 $18 $20
Trustee/Director Breakfast Meeting $25 $30 $35
Aircrew Competition $5 $8 $10

HOSC Luncheon
Open to non-members

$35 $35 $35
Lunch - Wednesday $5 $8 $10
Tides Baseball Game $15 $18 $20
5K Fun Run/Walk $15 $18 $20
Lunch - Thursday $5 $8 $10
O'Connor Brewery Social $15 $18 $20
Golf Tournament (w/BBQ) $60 $65 $70
Sports BBQ $10 $13


**Only NHA Members have the opportunity to register for ticketed events, such as Golf, Member's Reunion, Tides Baseball Game, and more. The last day to register online for events is May 6, 2016.  

Click Here for transportation options.

Become a Member of NHA! 

You must be a member of NHA to attend the numerous Symposium member's events, such as the Golf Tournament, Aircrew Competition, Member's Reunion, Hotel Casino Night, and Tides Game! 

Please submit an Application 
to become a member of NHA and take advantage of member discounts and benefits. Your membership is a vote of support that strengthens Naval helicopter aviation. 

NHA Pub Bottle Opener

1 Year Membership: $35
1 Year Enlisted Membership: $15
2 Year Nugget Membership: $35 (Open to O-1/O-2 on first tour)
3 Year Membership: $95
5 Year Membership: $160

                                                                       2016 Membership Renewal Gift
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Renew Your Membership

**Membership Prices increase March 1, 2016.

 Hotel Information

To book a room at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel at a discounted price, click here to make your room reservation online.  You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to your check-in for a full refund.

To book at the Marriot (2 blocks from the Sheraton) click the links below:

Per Diem Rate: Book your group rate for Naval Helicopter Assoc. Per Diem Block

Industry Rate: Book your group rate for Naval Helicopter Assoc. Industry Block

For a list of alternate hotels in the Norfolk area including those with rooms available at the government approved rate CLICK HERE.
Sheraton Guest Room

Reserve your room online or contact the hotel directly:

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 622-6664

Remember to mention that you are with NHA! 

Transportation Options - Norfolk, Virginia
NALO and Bus Schedule - San Diego/Mayport

 2016 Proposed Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall Layout


Agusta Westland

Capewell Aerial Systems LLC

Air Bus

BAE Systems


Breeze Eastern




Technology for Energy Corp

Elbit Systems of America


Hover Girl Reality

General Dynamics/NASSCO

General Electric

Kongsberg Defence Systems

L-3 Crestview Aerospace

LSI Inc.

Lockheed Martin



Navy Mutual Aid Assoc.

Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Safety Center

Northrop Grumman

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Robertson Fuel Systems



Sikorsky Aircraft

Team Seahawk

Technology for Energy






 A Note from NHA President CDR Shawn Bailey


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Symposium 2015 Photos 
Symposium 2015 Video Highlights
Symposium 2015 Exhibitor Videos


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