Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 854 aircraft, 604 historical milestones, 456 people, and 391 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.

1959 - First flight of the Sikorsky S-60 Crane

Our latest featured aircraft for March 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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Similar to most databases, Vertipedia will never be complete. The data available represents a 'snap-shot' in time. Users should always consider other resources, particularly high quality references (e.g. books, archival material, etc.) if they want to ensure the highest accuracy. Vertipedia provides a good starting point for such research but the VFS can never state, categorically, that the data for a particular subject is the most accurate or complete.

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  • Targeted searches of documents provided by the Vertical Flight Society, as well as public sources from across the internet
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  • 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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