Vertical Flight Society Press Releases Archive

Press Releases 2001 – 2014

Current press releases 2015 – 2018

2014

FY2015 Congressional Successes, December 17, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announces two major accomplishments in the US federal government’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget. [PDF]

Ormiston Awarded Nikolsky Lectureship, October 21, 2014

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Dr. Robert A. Ormiston, US Army Emeritus Scientist, has been selected for the 2015 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. [PDF]

2014 Student Design Winners, August 11, 2014

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2014 Student Design Competition, August 11, 2014

AHS International today announces the winners of the 31st Student Design Competition: St. Louis University came in first in the undergraduate category and Georgia Institute of Technology won first place in the graduate category. [PDF]

2014 Alfred Gessow Best Forum Paper Award, July 30, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announces today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper presented at the AHS International 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display. [PDF]

Forum 70 Sets New Records, May 23, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has concluded a very successful 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display. [PDF]

AHS International Announces New Board Members, April 24, 2014

AHS International Chair of the Board John Garrison, President and CEO of Bell Helicopter Textron, today announced the results of the general elections for the AHS Board of Directors. [PDF]

Forum 70 Special Presentations & Winners, April 16, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the line-up of special speakers for its 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 20-22, 2014. [PDF]

2014 Awards Recipients, March 31, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2014 recipients of its prestigious awards program. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, March 25, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. [PDF]

AHS International Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies, February 24, 2014

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, is celebrating 70 years of advancing the state of the art of rotary wing technology and promoting its application around the globe. [PDF]

2013

Dr. Dewey H. Hodges Awarded 2014 AHS Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, November 12, 2013

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Dr. Dewey H. Hodges, Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected for the 2014 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. [PDF]

AHS Recognizes Franklin Institute as Heritage Site, October 23, 2013

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, will recognize the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as its first Vertical Flight Heritage Site. [PDF]

New Historic Aerospace Site, October 1, 2013

On Friday September 28, 2013, the site of the first successful helicopter in America was recognized as a Historic Aerospace Site. [PDF]

2013 Student Design Competition, August 20, 2013

The AHS International Student Design Competition Steering Committee announced that The University of Maryland came in first place in the 30th Student Design Competition graduate category. [PDF]

HPH Competition Winner, July 11, 2013

AHS International congratulates AeroVelo, Inc. for winning its Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition for the first time since the Society established it 33 years ago. [PDF]

2013 Alfred Gessow Best Forum Paper Award, June 21, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper presented at the AHS International Annual Forum. [PDF]

Forum 69 Surpasses Expecations in Advancing Vertical Flight, May 28, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has concluded a very successful 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display. [PDF]

AHS International: Prevailing In "Demanding Environments", May 21, 2013

Attendance and presentations at AHS International’s 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display this week highlight its standing as the premier event for government, industry and academia to work together in advancing vertical flight technology. [PDF]

AHS International Announces New Officers For The Board Of Directors, April 23, 2013

AHS International Board Chair Stephen D. Mundt, Vice President, Business Development, EADS North America,today announced the results of the society’s general elections for officers and directors for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2013 Award Recipients, April 8, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious awards program. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, March 25, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. [PDF]

AHS Celebrates 70 Years Of Promoting Advances in Vertical Flight Technology, March 5, 2013

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, is celebrating 70 years of advancing the state of the art of rotary wing technology and promoting its application throughout the globe at Heli-Expo 2013.

2012

2013 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, November 14, 2012

AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Professor Peretz Friedmann, University of Michigan, has been selected for the 2013 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. [PDF]

2013 Student Design Competition, September 6, 2012

2012 AHS Student Design Competition Winners, August 7, 2012

AHS Executive Director Michael J. Hirschberg announced that The University of Maryland came in first-place in the 29th Student Design Competition graduate category with “Dart T690/E550.” [PDF]

2012 Alfred Gessow Award Winner, July 10, 2012

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Best Paper Award. The Alfred Gessow Award is given each year for the best technical paper at the AHS Annual Forum. [PDF]

AHS Announces New Officers for the Board of Directors, April 17, 2012

AHS International chair Philip J. Dunford, Chief Operating Officer, Boeing Military Aircraft, today announced the results of the society’s general elections for officers and directors for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients, April 5, 2012

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2012 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2012 Award Recipients, March 23, 2012

Philip J. Dunford, the Chair of the Board of AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced the recipients of the Society’s 2012 awards program. [PDF]

2011

AHS Supports New Caucus, December 13, 2011

AHS Executive Director Michael J. Hirschberg today helped kick off the Army Aviation Caucus with an invited presentation at the inaugural session of the newly-formed caucus. [PDF]

2012 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, October 19, 2011

AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Professor Gareth Padfield has been selected for the 2012 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. [PDF]

2011 AHS Student Design Competition Winners, July 22, 2011

The University of Maryland and Georgia Institute of Technology Take Top Honors in the 28th Annual AHS/Industry Student Design Competition [PDF]

2011-2012 Officers, May 22, 2011

AHS International chairman Philip J. Dunford, Chief Operating Officer, Boeing Military Aircraft, today announced the results of the society’s general elections for officers and directors for the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. [PDF]

AHS Names Hirschberg as Executive Director, May 18, 2011

The American Helicopter Society International's Chairman of the Board, Philip J. Dunford, today announced the selection of Michael J. Hirschberg to be the AHS Executive Director, effective June 1, 2011. [PDF]

2011 AHS Award Winners, April 4, 2011

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Society Chairman Philip J. Dunford today announced the recipients of the Society’s 2011 awards program. [PDF]

2010

2010 Student Design Competition, July 19, 2010

AHS International

2009

2009 Student Design competition, August 31, 2009

AHS International

2008

2008 Student Design Competition, August 20, 2008

AHS Internatioinal

2007

2007 Student Design Competition, August 15, 2007

AHS International

2006

2006 Student Design Competition, August 10, 2006

AHS International

2005

2004

2004 Student Design Competition, August 18, 2004

AHS International

2003

2003 Student Design Competition, August 11, 2003

AHS International

AHS Announces 2003 Award Recipients, April 30, 2003

AHS International - The Vertical Flight Society Chairman Gilles Ouimet today announced the recipients of the Society's 2003 awards program.

2002

2002 Student Design Competition, August 22, 2002

AHS International

AHS Announces 2002 Award Recipients, April 22, 2002

The Vertical Flight Society Chairman John Murphey, today announced the recipients of the Society's 2002 awards program.

AHS International Announces New Officers and Board of Directors, April 22, 2002

AHS International chairman John Murphey today announced the results of the society's general elections for officers and directors for the period July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.

2001

2001 Student Design Competition, August 24, 2001

AHS Internatioinal

Dr. Richard M. "Dick" Carlson is Awarded the AHS Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, February 14, 2001

AHS Executive Director M. E. Rhett Flater announced today that Richard M. "Dick" Carlson has been selected for this prestigious honor.