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The AHS Sikorsky Prize has been won by AeroVelo!

AHS Montreal-Ottawa chapter congratulates AeroVelo on this achievement!



American Helicopter Society Montreal-Ottawa Chapter

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society. 
Since its inception in 1943, AHS has provided an international forum through which to expand the body of knowledge of vertical flight. The Society is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology.

Each year, the Society organizes or co-sponsors several regional and international conferences that facilitate the advancement of the theory and practices of helicopter and other VTOL aircraft technology, and publishes their proceedings. The Society publishes a well-respected general audience quarterly magazine,Vertiflite, as well as the world’s only technical vertical flight publication, The Journal of the American Helicopter Society (JAHS). The society advocates on behalf of rotorcraft technology to the public and to government bodies. AHS also awards $50,000 in annual scholarships and sponsors an annual student design competition for undergraduate and graduate student teams. In addition, AHS presents two dozen annual awards to members of the vertical flight technical community for scientific and technical accomplishments, inspiring rescues, and promoting the goals of the Society.

The Montreal-Ottawa Chapter of the Society was founded in 1987. Since those early days, the Chapter has made significant contributions to the advancement of aerospace technology in our region. In addition to organizing numerous technical meetings and presentations, the Chapter was instrumental in bringing the annual AHS International Forum to Montreal, for the first time in 1999, then again in 2002 and 2008, and will once again in 2014. The Chapter also played a leading role in establishing the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) initiative, the inaugural symposium being held in Montreal in 2005. With over 300 members, Montreal-Ottawa is the largest international AHS Chapter.


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