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