Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 852 aircraft, 600 historical milestones, 449 people, and 386 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.

Our latest featured aircraft for February is the Guimbal Cabri G2 .


The Cabri G2 is a two seat helicopter designed for both the training role and personal use. The over-arching design was by Bruno Guimbal, a former Eurocopter engineer who created the company.

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Vertipedia notes are brief descriptions of how and why Vertipedia works the way it does. Check back often for the latest note, or view the complete list.

Vertipedia versus Wikipedia

Vertipedia and Wikipedia are different tools - both have useful roles. Vertipedia is built upon relational database principles, which allows data relationships to be developed automatically and reduces the need for a large number of contributors. Vertipedia provides access to all VFS resources (documents, etc.) that are not readily available elsewhere. Vertipedia integrates all the major elements of VTOL aircraft reference data (e.g. milestones, biographies, aircraft) together, which cannot easily be done using other tools like Wikipedia.

Vertipedia makes it easy for you to find a range of information on vertical flight, including:

  • Targeted searches of documents provided by the Vertical Flight Society, as well as public sources from across the internet
  • Important milestones that have helped shape the history of vertical flight
  • People who have played a role in vertical flight
  • Vertical flight aircraft, such as helicopters, tilt rotors and tilt wings, jet-lift VTOL, and more.

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