François-Xavier Bagnoud Award

François-Xavier Bagnoud Award

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Vertical Flight Award, created in 1992 and first known as the AHS Director’s Award, is given to an individual Society member under the age of 35 for their career-to-date outstanding contributions to vertical flight technology. The Award honors the memory of a young helicopter engineer, Swiss citizen, author and rescue pilot who founded the AHS student chapter at the University of Michigan. At 20 years of age, he published a treatise on helicopter aerodynamics. Subsequently, he developed within Europe IFR procedures for rotorcraft, and as a commercial pilot, he performed more than 300 helicopter rescue missions.

2015 - Andrea Chavez, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

2014 - Eric Sinusas

2013 - Dr. Daniel Patt

2012 - Dr. Jose Palacios, Pennsylvania State University

2011 - Joseph G. Irwin, Senior Manager, Flying Qualities, The Boeing Company

2010 - Jeffrey D. Sinsay, US Army AMRDEC

2009 - Andrew Elliot Augenstein

2008 - Ryan Ehinger

2007 - William J. Eadie

2006 - Dr. Anubhav Datta

2005 - Dr. Vineet Sahasrabudhe

2004 - Dr. Nikhil A. Koratkar

2003 - Chad Sparks

2002 - Dr. Catherine H. Ferrie

2001 - Christopher D. Sargent

2000 - William P. Geyer, Jr.

1999 - Andreas P.F. Bernhard

1998 - Dr. Farhan Gandhi

1997 - Bryan Cotton

1996 - Dr. Michael S. Torok

1995 - Jeffrey C. Dudley

1994 - Dr. Ed Smith

1993 - Adam Sawicki

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