Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 852 aircraft, 594 historical milestones, 449 people, and 386 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.

1962 - First flight of the Piasecki VZ-8P (B) AirGeep II

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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Why include multiple companies as either designer or manufacturer for an aircraft?
Vertipedia aims to provide an accurate historical record for each aircraft. Many companies change over time as they change name, merge or get taken over. Many times the company associated with an aircraft is only the short name (normally the brand name), which tends to get preserved over time (e.g. Bell). However, the actual company behind the brand name may change and we try to ensure that these details are properly captured and preserved.

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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