New Year, New Look, New Benefits!

AHS logo (Avenir)New Year, New Look, New Benefits!

By Valerie Sheehan
AHS International Director of Membership

With the beginning of the new year, we are excited to announce a number of new benefits for our members.

We unveiled our Vertipedia member project this past year to provide a unique comprehensive online encyclopedia of vertical lift aircraft. Check it out at Vertipedia.vtol.org. Our members have already added more than 360 aircraft, 215 powerplants and nearly 200 organizations. To get involved and help expand this great resource, contact Betty Chen.

During 2016, we also transitioned to a new online membership management system, MemberSuite, which will allow you to do much more with your membership. We hope that it will provide a more enjoyable experience with managing your membership, registration and access to your expanded benefits. We will continue to augment your online experience this year through www.vtol.org/my-AHS and adding a new professional network for online collaboration, “Hover.”

This Jan/Feb 2017 issue of Vertiflite has a new, more modern look. We hope you like it. Please send us comments at editor@vtol.org and let us know what you think. We will continue to bring you the latest news and information on the advancement of vertical flight, but now with a more dynamic layout. And of course, you can still read Vertiflite online through My-AHS or download the PDFs from the Vertical Flight Library in the AHS Online Store.

The AHS International Board of Directors has also approved a new suite of benefits for our Corporate Members and the individuals on their corporate roster. When organizations join or renew in 2017, they will now receive more benefits. Previously, all AHS members who were on their company’s roster received only hard copies of the AHS Journal (and Vertiflite, of course!). Now, all individual members on the corporate roster receive online access to every article ever published in the Journal.

Access to the full Vertical Flight Library which includes more than 10,000 pdf documents — proceedings from nearly every AHS Forum, plus technical/specialists meetings, Vertiflite and a lot more is also included for every individual on the roster of a full corporate member (sorry, not Associate members)

A number of complimentary registrations to the Annual Forum for our corporate members are also part of our new corporate packages!

These benefits become effective as soon as a company joins or renews at the new rate. Companies can take advantage of the new benefits by renewing early.

We are very excited to provide these expanded membership benefits, and make corporate membership in AHS International even more valuable — something that no one in the vertical flight technical world should do without!

If you have any questions, or your organization is not a member and would like more information, please contact me.

All the best for 2017!

New Class Names

Old Class Names

Annual Revenues

2017
Individuals

2017
Rates

 
Online Journal

NEW
Online Proceedings

NEW
Forum Registrants

Platinum 

Platinum

>$100M

150

$25,000

Yes

Yes

5

Gold

Gold

>$100M

100

$20,000

Yes

Yes

4

Silver

Class A

>$100M

50

$15,000

Yes

Yes

3

Bronze

Class B

$50-100M

30

$7,500

Yes

Yes

2

Copper

Class C

$10-50M

20

$4,500

Yes

Yes

1

Small Business

Class D

$1-10M

15

$2,500

Yes

Yes

1

Associate*

Class E

<$1M

10

$750

Yes

No

1/2

* Associations, operators, government agencies, consultants and small organizations. Additional subscription
purchase required to access the AHS Online Store/Vertical Flight Library.