Educational Membership

Penn State University Rotor STEM Day 2015The Vertical Flight Society's Educational Member Program was established in 1977 to allow educational institutions to participate in the advancement of vertical flight technology.

The Educational Bundle contains a wealth of resources for students, researchers and anyone working on vertical flight technology. Only available to academic institutions.

Download an educational membership application here.

Full Educational Bundle: $1,500 annual dues

  • AHS Online Store/Vertical Flight Library: University-wide access to over 10,000 PDFs of technical paper proceedings from 70+ years of Annual Forums and other technical conferences. Includes campus-wide access to all Vertiflite issues, all Forum papers and all Specialists' Technical Meetings!
  • The Journal of the AHS: The world’s only peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to vertical flight technology, it includes over 2,000 articles on the best technical research from the past 60+ years.
  • Free registration at the Annual Forum for student volunteers (space permitting)
  • Opportunity to participate in the Vertical Flight Society's Student Design Competition
  • Assistance seeking employment in the vertical flight industry through the Vertical Flight Career Center
  • Listing of your institution on the Vertical Flight Society website
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the Annual Forum and Technology Display
  • Two individual memberships  (as listed in the Associate Educational Membership below)

U. Maryland students working on Solar Gamera, the world's first solar-powered human-carrying helicopter. (Photo courtesy of John Consoli)


Associate Educational Membership: $350 annual dues

  • Two individual memberships with subscriptions to:
    • Vertiflite magazine (print, plus online access to all issues)
    • The Journal of the AHS (print only)
  • One copy of Annual Forum Proceedings CD-ROM
  • Free registration at the Annual Forum for student volunteers (space permitting)
  • Opportunities to participate on AHS Technical Committees with the leading engineers, scientists and developers in industry, academia and governments
  • Unlimited networking opportunities
  • Assistance seeking employment in the vertical flight industry through the Vertical Flight Career Center
  • Opportunity to participate in the  Student Design Competition
  • Listing of your institution on the Vertical Flight Society website
  • Discounts on exhibit space at the Annual Forum and Technology Display
For more information please contact Valerie Sheehan by email or +1-703-684-6777 x107.

Also available through EBSCO and other subscription agencies!