Honorary Fellows

Honorary Fellows

The title of Honorary Fellow is granted to highly distinguished Society members who have made exceptional leadership, innovative or other meritorious contributions that have significantly advanced AHS International and the vertical flight community during their career. The granting of Honorary Fellows is in perpetuity, and a certificate and life membership in the Society is given to each Honorary Fellow elected. No more than two such awards are given in any single year.


Award winners

2016 - Dr. Arvind Kumar Sinha

2016 - Steven D. Weiner

2015 - Dr. Michael S. Torok

2015 - Tommie L. Wood

2014 - Philip J. Dunford

2014 - L. Kim Smith

2013 - Robert Bossler

2013 - Nicholas Lappos

2012 - Arthur Linden

2012 - Prof. Akira Azuma

2011 - Albert Winn

2011 - David Matuska

2011 - M.E. 'Rhett' Flater

2010 - Larry F. Plaster

2009 - John M. Davis

2009 - Kenneth L. Lauck

2008 - Dr. Inderjit Chopra

2008 - Roy G. Fox

2007 - Michael D. Blake

2007 - Dr. E. Roberts Wood

2006 - Barry J. Baskett

2006 - Thomas E. Laux

2005 - Edwin W. Aiken

2005 - Somen Chowdhury

2004 - Dr. Tomoari Nagashima

2004 - Cecil Richardson

2003 - John R. Murphey

2003 - Akira Sato

2002 - Roger A. Krone

2002 - David J. Weller

2001 - Harry Pember

2001 - Myron Michael Kawa, Jr.

2000 - George T. Singley, III

2000 - S. Michael Hudson

1999 - Marc Sheffler

1999 - Motoi Yoshiwaka

1998 - Gary F. Rast

1998 - Dr. Andrew Z. Lemnios

1997 - Webb F. Joiner

1997 - William J. Snyder

1996 - Dr. Jing Yen

1996 - Robert D. Powell

1995 - Robert J. Huston

1995 - Gary P. Smith

1994 - Dean C. Borgman

1994 - Emmett Knight

1994 - John Shaw

1993 - Dev Banerjee

1993 - Allen Schoen

1992 - Dean E. Cooper

1992 - Barnes McCormick

1991 - Walter G.O. Sonneborn

1991 - William W. Walls Jr.

1990 - W. Euan Hooper

1990 - Kenneth Rosen

1989 - Julian L. Jenkins Jr.

1989 - Andrew H. Logan

1988 - Thomas L. House

1988 - Andrew W. Kerr

1987 - Paolo Bellavita

1987 - William Kuczynski

1986 - David S. Jenney

1986 - Richard B. Lewis

1985 - Kenneth Amer

1985 - Fred Smith

1984 - Jack G. Real

1984 - Robert Zincone

1983 - William J. Crawford, III

1983 - Raymond W. Prouty

1982 - James F. Atkins

1982 - Wieslaw Z. Stepniewski

1981 - John B. Wheatley

1981 - Story C. Stevens, Maj Gen

1980 - Charles C. Crawford Jr.

1980 - Franklin D. Harris

1980 - Dr. W. Laurence LePage

1979 - Leon L. Douglas

1979 - Evan A. Fradenburgh

1978 - Jan M. Drees

1978 - Dr. Alfred Gessow

1977 - Edward S. Carter Jr.

1977 - Richard L. Wernecke

1977 - Alfred L. Wolf

1976 - Heinrich K. Adenstedt

1976 - Wayne Wiesner

1976 - Harry Lounsbury

1975 - Harry T. Jensen

1975 - Rene Mouille

1974 - Dr. Richard Carlson

1974 - Dr. William P. Jones

1973 - Robert R. Lynn

1973 - Robert J. Tapscott

1972 - Edward Katzenberger

1972 - Dr. Gerhard Sissingh

1971 - Charles W. Ellis

1971 - Charles L. ("Les") Morris

1971 - Hans Weichsel, Jr.

1970 - Bernard Lindenbaum

1970 - Robert A. Wagner

1969 - Harvey Gaylord

1969 - Dr. Henry R. Velkoff

1968 - Dr. James A.J. Bennett

1968 - Charles M. Seibel

1967 - Woodrow L. Cook

1967 - Ralph B. Lightfoot

1966 - Dr. Robert G. Loewy

1966 - John P. Reeder

1965 - Charles W. Kuehne

1965 - Herbert M. Toomey

1964 - Ralph P. Alex

1964 - Joseph Mashman

1963 - Robert Strange

1963 - Michael E. Gluhareff

1962 - Hamilton H. Howze, Lt Gen

1962 - Don Ryan Mockler

1961 - Bartram Kelley

1961 - Clarence W. Moore

1960 - John O. Emmerson

1960 - Igor Alex ("Prof") Sikorsky

1959 - Carlyle C. Agar and , USA

1959 - BG William B. Bunker

1958 - Rene H. Miller

1958 - COL Robert Williams

1957 - Jean Ross Howard

1957 - S. Paul Johnston

1956 - Jackson E. Beighle

1956 - Freidrich L. Von Doblhoff

1955 - Anton Flettner

1955 - CMDR William G. Knapp

1954 - Floyd Carlson

1954 - Ferdinand D. Moran

1953 - Kurt H. Hohenemser

1953 - Dimitry D. Viner

1952 - Lawrence D. Bell

1952 - Bernard L. Whelan

1951 - BG Clayton C. Jerome

1950 - Stanley Hiller, Jr.

1950 - Charles H. Kaman

1949 - L. Welch Pogue

1949 - Clarence H. Belinn

1948 - Boris P. Labensky

1947 - Frank N. Piasecki

1946 - Dr. Alexander Klemin

1945 - Arthur M. Young

1945 - CMDR Frank Erickson

1944 - Igor I. Sikorsky

1944 - COL H. Franklin Gregory