The Vertical Flight Society — founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, Inc. — is the world’s only international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working to advance vertical flight technology. We bring together industry, academia and government to tackle the toughest challenges in vertical flight. Our members share a legacy of knowledge and accomplishment that has been driving innovation for 75 years!
Our highly acclaimed magazine, Vertiflite, brings our members in-depth insight into the latest technology developments. Our peer-reviewed technical publication, The Journal of the AHS, is the world’s only vertical flight technical journal. Membership also provides opportunities to exchange ideas, access to Members Only features on our website, discounts for our products and the opportunity to be recognized as part of our prestigious awards programs.