AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – is the world's only international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology. We bring together industry, academia and governments to tackle the toughest challenges in vertical flight. Since 1943, we have led technology, safety, advocacy and other initiatives, and have been the primary forum for interchange of information on vertical flight technology. We are the global resource for information on vertical flight technology.
Why be a member? We are the leaders of advocacy for vertical flight technology. Our highly acclaimed magazine, Vertiflite, brings our members in-depth insight into the latest technology developments. Our peer-reviewed technical publication, The Journal of the American Helicopter Society, is the world’s only vertical flight technical journal. Membership also provides opportunities to exchange ideas, access to Members Only features on our website, discounts to our products and the opportunity to be recognized as part of our prestigious awards programs. Find out more about the Benefits of Membership!
Our advocacy work: AHS works to affect change to advance the state-of-the-art of vertical flight technology and create recognition of the benefits of vertical flight. AHS leads advocacy efforts to Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, FAA, and the public. We are pushing for the advancement of next generation rotorcraft.