The American Helicopter Society, or AHS, has rebranded to “The Vertical Flight Society” marking the shift in paradigm from solely supporting helicopters. The new name includes all vertical flight craft, including flying cars. The shift moved the society to vtol.org.
Why it’s important: The American Helicopter Society has long been a mainstay of the US’ vertical flight presence, but this rebranding acknowledges the ever-growing presence of flying car and taxi concepts (and working prototypes) that are permeating the once-dominated-by-helicopter vertical flight arena. Similarly, Bell Helicopters rebranded to Bell Flight a month ago.