March-April Vertiflite now available!

VF MA13The March-April 2013 issue of Vertiflite is now available!

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Featured In This Issue:
  • Hovering Over the Cliff? U.S. military rotorcraft programs proceed under the shadow of sequestered defense cuts and more nebulous budget threats. 
  • Composite Structures Advance:
    • Carter’s Slowed-Rotor/Compound: Putting a New Spin on an Old Concept
    • Constructing the Kilo: Big composite and advanced metal alloy parts designed, fabricated and assembled with digital tools make the CH-53K strong, survivable and affordable. 
    • A Composite View: Aurora Flight Sciences 
    • AHS Structures & Materials Technical Committee Overview 
  • EC225 Grounding Offsets Eurocopter Satisfaction
  • NH90 Gains Momentum 
  • Prouty Column: Some Thoughts About Rotor Blades 
  • Leadership Profile: Dr. Ashish Bagai
Read this sample article from the March-April 2013 issue:
Commentary: Advancing Vertical Flight Technology in Demanding Environments: "To learn the latest about vertical flight technology and the current markets and budgets for its application, go to our website,, to register for Forum 69 today. To be prepared for the 'Demanding Environments' of today and tomorrow, you can’t afford to miss it!"