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Prof. Peretz Friedmann named Honorary Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society

Congratulations to Prof. Peretz Friedmann on being named an Honorary Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society.| Short Read
IMAGE:  François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor Peretz Friedmann

Congratulations to Peretz Friedmann, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Aerospace Engineering, on being named an Honorary Fellow of the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The title of Honorary Fellow is granted to highly distinguished Society members who have made exceptional leadership, innovative or other meritorious contributions that have significantly advanced VFS and the vertical flight community during their career. This honor is one of the most prestigious technical awards in vertical flight.

“The Society’s first awards were granted in 1944 to Igor I. Sikorsky and Colonel H. Franklin Gregory. For three-quarters of a century, we have recognized the giants of vertical flight in industry, academia, and government,” said VFS executive Director Mike Hirschberg. “This year’s winners highlight impressive advances in vertical flight, including engineers and scientists developing groundbreaking new capabilities and technologies.”

This year’s winners of VFS awards will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 during the Vertical Flight Society’s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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