American Helicopter Society
Southwest Chapter


The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world's premier professional vertical flight society.
Since its inception in 1944, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of a global rotorcraft industry, marked by rapid technical developments, expanding military capabilities, and commercial applications.

Located in the Great State of Texas!
Fort Worth, Texas

Coming Events:

Thursday, December 1, 2015
Dick Spivey, Retired Director of Tilt Rotor Business Development, Bell Helicopter, Textron, Inc.
Lessons Learned from the V-22 Program
Flyer

Past Events:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Troy Schank & Kynn Schulte, Research and Engineering, Bell Helicopter, Textron, Inc.
2015 AHS International Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award:
“A Smart Position Sensor for Articulated Rotors”
Flyer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Bob Wetherall, Program Manager, Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES)
The DARPA ARES Program
Flyer

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Dan Wells, Flight Test Pilot, AgustaWestland
From 16,000 lb Glider to Autorotating Tiltrotor in 12 Seconds
Flyer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Scott Churchill, President & Chief Executive Officer of Scott’s Bell 47, Inc.
17,000 hours in a Bell 47 & why that’s just not enough yet!
Flyer

Monday, April 7, 2014
Jim Andrews, Senior Manager Sikorsky, CH-53K Deputy Chief Engineer
Implementation Of Virtual Design Tools On The CH53K
Flyer

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Jonathan Rogers, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Towards Autonomous Autorotation Control for
Unmanned Helicopters
Flyer

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jay Carter, President & CEO, Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC
Understanding the Slowed Rotor Compound Concept
including Video and Flight Test Data
Flyer

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
John Garrison, CEO, Bell Helicopter Textron
Attracting Top Talent into the Aerospace Engineering Career Field
Flyer

2014-2015 Officers:

President
Mrs. Kyla Marshall
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
kmarshall@bh.com
817-280-4807

Vice-President / Treasurer
Mr. Christos Bais
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
cbais@bh.com
817-280-6969

Technical Chair
Dr. Hong Xin
Sikorsky Aircraft
Hong.Xin@Sikorsky.com
817-377-7504

Program Chair
Mr. George Havrilla
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
ghavrilla@bh.com
817-280-4253

Student Chapter Chair
Mr. Aaron Brieger
Sikorsky Aircraft
Aaron.Brieger@Sikorsky.com
817-377-7633

Secretary
Mr. Drew Sutton
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
dsutton@bh.com
817-280-2771

Membership Chair
Mrs. Zhenhong Jin
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
zjin@bh.com
817-590-6074



2012-2013 Officers:

President
Mr. Aaron Brieger
Sikorsky Aircraft
Aaron.Brieger@Sikorsky.com
817-377-7633

Vice-President / Lichten Chair
Mrs. Kyla Marshall
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
kmarshall@bh.com
817-280-4807

Treasurer / Program Chair
Mr. Christos Bais
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
cbais@bh.com
817-280-6969

Technical Chair
Dr. Hong Xin
Sikorsky Aircraft
Hong.Xin@Sikorsky.com
817-377-7504

Secretary
Mr. George Havrilla
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
ghavrilla@bh.com
817-280-4253

Membership Chair
Ms. Raven Honsaker
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
rlhonsaker@bh.com
817-280-1543

Webmaster
Mr. Nathan Pelletier
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
pellen02@gmail.com

Links:


AHS National Website

Facebook Page

AHS Texas A&M Student Chapter Website

AHS UT Austin Student Chapter Website



Webmaster: Aaron Brieger Aaron.Brieger@sikorsky.com
Last Update: 11/13/2015
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