AHS announces Alfred P. Gessow Award winner

AHS announces Alfred P. Gessow Award winner

26-Jun-2011 Source: AHS

It is with great pleasure that the American Helicopter Society International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – announces the winner of the prestigious Alfred P. Gessow Forum 67 Best Paper Award. A select group of members from the AHS Technical Council determined that the Dynamics paper, “Experimental Investigation and Fundamental Understanding of a Slowed UH-60A Rotor at High Advance Ratios” by Dr. Anubhav Datta, Science and Technology Corporation, Dr. Hyeonsoo Yeo, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate and Thomas R. Norman, NASA Ames Research Center was the best written and presented paper at Forum 67.

More than 240 papers were given and this was selected as the most significant Forum technical paper. It will be presented at the 37 th European Rotorcraft Forum which takes place September 13 -15, 2011 in the Ticino Park area of Italy (near Milan). The paper can be viewed along with the best papers from each of the other Forum 67 technical disciplines highlighted at Forum 67. Congratulations to all of the winners, who will be receiving letters and certificates from AHS Headquarters as well as being recognized in the Fall 2011 issue of Vertiflite magazine. The web site also offers past winners as well as details into the rigorous process involved in making this important selection. We want to thank all of those involved.

Forum 67 Special Sessions CD is Available
Did you miss the AHS 67 th Annual Forum and Technology Display that took place in early May? You can purchase a special session CD that contains all of the presentations from the highly popular “Straight Talk from the CEOs” which includes top executives from The Boeing Company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., American Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin, Kamov and AgustaWestland North America, Inc. You can also find out about what are the latest happenings from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps Program Manager Briefings. Read the esteemed Alexander Nikolsky Lecture by William Bousman, Emeritus Scientist, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate titled “Rotorcraft Airloads Measurements – Extraordinary Costs, Extraordinary Benefits.” All of this up-to-the-minute information is available for the low, low price of $49.95 for Forum 67 attendees. AHS members who did not attend the Forum may order the CD for $105.00 and non-AHS members for $145.00. Prices include shipping and handling.

Mark Your Calendar!
The 68 th Annual Forum & Technology Display will take place on May 1 -3, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The theme of the Conference is “Steering Vertical Flight Technology in New Directions.” The Forum is the premiere event to present and discuss advances in every area of vertical flight technology, design and its applications. Technical sessions will be sponsored by each of the Society’s Technical Committees. The Forum 68 Technical Chair is Dr. Joseph Horn, The Pennsylvania State University and the Deputy Forum 68 Technical Chair is Michael R. Smith, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available: contact David Renzi, Director of Meetings and Marketing at drenzi@vtol.org for more information. We hope to help in steering you in the right direction to keep you informed on all of the latest vertical flight happenings and advancements.

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