The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is the world’s only international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working to advance vertical flight technology.

Founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, Inc. (AHS), VFS has been a major force in the advancement of a global rotorcraft industry, marked by rapid technical developments, expanding military capabilities, and commercial applications.

The strength of VFS, as a professional and technical society, is its diverse international professional and corporate membership. Read here for information on becoming a VFS member.

The aim of the society is not only to emphasize and further engineering excellence in traditional rotorcraft platform disciplines, but also expand this focus to the multidisciplinary fields of vertical flight and related support industries.

The VFS is a leader in the vertical flight community. By supporting the needs of today’s vertical flight industry and advocating the requirements for tomorrow’s industry, the VFS will benefit both the military and commercial sectors of the rotorcraft industry.

Click here for more information on VFS membership