Vertipedia is a product of the Vertical Flight Society. With data on 848 aircraft, 585 historical milestones, 374 people, and 382 organizations, Vertipedia is your "one-stop shop" for all things vertical lift.

1945 - Charles Kaman founds Kaman Aircraft Company

Our latest featured aircraft for December 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 isn't [Aircraft] in Vertipedia?

Vertipedia is developed by a very small team of VFS members who volunteer their time to help make Vertipedia a valuable industry resource. The amount of data in Vertipedia has grown rapidly, but we always need new contributors. If you see something that you feel should be in Vertipedia, but isn't there, why not get involved and join our team?

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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