March/April Vertiflite Now Online

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Vertiflite March/April 2017 (cover jpg)The March/April 2017 issue of Vertiflite is now available! Members can log in and read the current and back-issues of Vertiflite for free. Go to and log in, then click on Vertiflite Online to flip through all issues since 2011. Or, you can go to the AHS Online Store — the world’s most extensive Vertical Flight Library — and download the pdf for this or any of our issues back to 1953! We have 62+ years of the world's leading vertical flight technology magazine available online — nearly 800 issues. 

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Featured In This Issue:
  • Commentary: Electric VTOL Wheel of Fortune
  • University Research Report: New VLRCOE Teams
  • JMR Advances Towards Flight Under Cover of Darkness 
  • Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers
  • Make Vertical Lift Great Again 
  • Winds of Change at Turkish Army’s Güvercinlik Air Base 
  • Spanish Army Aviation Sets a Course for the Future 
  • Firefighting with Spanish Cougars 
  • Bell 505 JetRanger X Delivers 
  • Rigid Rotor Rewind: Lockheed Helicopters Come Full Circle
  • AHS Conference Report: 7th VTOL UAS Meeting 
  • Leadership Profile: John E. Schibler 
  • VFF Letters: Chengjian He and Dan Newman

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About our Cover

The e-volo Volocopter VC200 has been flying since 2013. The first manned flight, shown here, was on March 30, 2016. (e-volo photo)

Posted Feb. 15, 2017