Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America
Donald Rho Jacoby, 77, known to many as "Jake, " died June 7, 1998 at his residence in Oceano, California. His professional career was devoted to the design of a number of the helicapter industry's most illustrious products, including the Hiller UH-12E, the Hughes 500D, and the Robinson R-22. A respected, longtime member of AHS, Mr. Jacoby was selected as a designated engineer representative for the Federal Aviation Administration. He attended Oregon State University, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering. Mr. Jacoby later performed graduate studies at New York State University.
AHS Update: Vertiflite Summer 1999