Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 853 aircraft, 603 historical milestones, 454 people, and 390 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.

1989 - First flight of the Bell-Boeing V-22A

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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The 'Find Resources' menu option is one of the most powerful features in Vertipedia. A user can construct simple, or complex, searches of all VFS resources and many high quality external resources (e.g. NASA documents, US patents). The VFS resources covered include Forum Proceedings, Vertiflite articles, VFS web pages and Journal articles.

The search algorithm used is quite sophisticated and will return many results close to the requested search.

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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