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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