Benefits of Membership

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Join the Vertical Flight Society Today! Why?

The Vertical Flight Society is the world's only technical society for professionals working within the vertical flight technology community. Society members cover the spectrum of international engineers, scientists and leaders from government, industry, military/civil operators and academia.

Enjoy other benefits:

The Vertical Flight Society “is a fantastic opportunity for me to discover my specific interests within rotorcraft technology as well as meet several influential people in the field.”
Jason Cornelius, Member
vertifliteVertiflite — get in-depth insight into the latest developments with the world’s leading magazine on vertical flight technology. Published bi-monthly, it is also available for Members to read online — new members get access to all 70 years of Vertiflite archives!
JournalThe Journal — the world’s only vertical flight technical journal, The Journal of the AHS has the latest scientific findings and engineering breakthroughs. Rates as low as $65 a year for an online subscription.

NEW: Need access to more online research resources? The Regular Plus✶ membership category provides full access to the Vertical Flight Library, with more than 15,000 technical documents, including all available Forum proceedings, other technical papers, Vertiflite magazines, briefings and more! Regular Plus✶ is $245 USD per year and you can upgrade online when you join or renew your membership. Need a mid-year upgrade? Contact the VFS Membership Director, Valerie Sheehan.

Join or renew your membership! — Individual Membership Application

Individual Membership Rates — Effective Jan. 1, 2024

Membership Type Annual Rate (2024)
Regular Member $115.00 USD
Regular Member Age 30 and Under $60.00 USD
Regular Plus✶ (incl. online access to Vertical Flight Library) $265.00 USD
Fully Retired* or Active Military $60.00 USD
Full-time Student Member** $25.00 USD#
VFF Scholarship Fund - Voluntary suggested contribution $50.00 USD
 *Fully retired / ** Full-time student / #Electronic Vertiflite only

Journal Subscription Annual Rates — Effective Jan. 1, 2024

  VFS Individual Members

U.S. & International

Online-Only Subscription to articles as they are uploaded (includes full access to all archives)

$70.00 USD

Print-Only Subscription to issues as they are printed

$135.00 USD

Full Subscription to issues as they are printed, plus full online access to current issues and all archives

$170.00 USD

*Institution subscriptions are reserved for libraries, universities, government agencies and labs, embassies and corporate sites in a single geographic location. Additional sites can be added to the online subscription at $200 each. Print subscriptions are per printed copy. 

Also available:

  • Corporate Membership — We invite your organization to join the prestigious ranks of corporate members in the only international society dedicated to the advancement of vertical flight. Our members include airframe and engine manufactures, avionics and systems integrators, suppliers, consultants and people like you! For more information or to sign up, contact Valerie Sheehan, Membership Director, by email or +1-703-684-6777 x107.