Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • AHS Announces 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on March 27, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA – AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. The VFF was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the society. Since 1977, the merit-based scholarship program has been a great success story, with more than 400 scholarships awarded to […]

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    DARPA developing ‘radical’ copter/plane hybrid

    Posted on March 24, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    24 March 2014 Artist’s concepts (from top) by Boeing, Karem and Sikorsky The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded four contracts for the first phase of a plane that can take off and land like a helicopter but actually fly like a real plane. The agency is looking for “innovative cross-pollination between the fixed-wing […]

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  • AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting | Guest Speaker: USMC Col. Eldon Metzger

    Posted on March 11, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    AHS Federal City Chapter Dinner Meeting Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Speaker USMC Col. Eldon Metzger Military Assistant USN RDA USN/USMC VTOL Programs Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel Stars Room- 16th Floor 900 South Orme Street Arkington, VA 22204 Time 6:00p.m. Social (Cash Bar) 6:45 p.m. Seated Dinner 7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Cost:$35.00 All Participants Corporate table […]

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  • Is It a Helicopter? Is It a Plane? Is It a Jeep? Yes.

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by Shakari Linder in DARPA.

    A plane that laughs at short runways, a helicopter that sneers at slow airspeeds, a Jeep that jumps over IEDs, a robot that fears nothing as it ferries cargo and wounded soldiers in and out of battle zones—all these machines in one small, convenient package—that’s what the military calls “Darpa hard.” As for Darpa itself—the […]

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  • AHS International Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Announcements.

    AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, is celebrating 70 years of advancing the state of the art of rotary wing technology and promoting its application around the globe. In 1943 — before a single helicopter was operational in the United States — a group of engineers and managers banded together with […]

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  • Bell Helicopter logs more than 100 contract signings at Heli-Expo 2014

    Posted on March 2, 2014 by Shakari Linder in Civil Market, Textron Bell Helicopter.

    February 27, 2014 ANAHEIM, Calif. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, revealed the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless in search-and-rescue configuration at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Calif. Bell, by the end of the first day, had completed more than 100 signings for the Bell […]

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