Who We Are

AHS International is the world's premier professional vertical flight society. Since its inception in 1944, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of a global rotorcraft industry, marked by rapid technical developments and expanding military capabilities and commercial applications. The strength of AHS as a professional and technical society is its diverse international professional and corporate membership. The aim of the society is not only to emphasize and further engineering excellence in traditional rotorcraft platform disciplines, but to expand this focus to the multidisciplinary fields of vertical flight and the related support industries. By supporting the needs of today's vertical flight industry and advocating the requirements for tomorrow's industry, the AHS will benefit both military and commercial sectors of the rotorcraft industry.

Mission – Our major emphasis is to support Army Aviation through educational, technical, and scientific activities to advance the theory and practices of Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft and attendant subsystems.  The focus of the chapter is to advance these concepts in primary, secondary, and college educational institutions thru Grants and Scholarships.

Membership

– The Redstone Chapter is 285 strong.  This year, we expect to grow by at least 10%.  We actively and aggressively pursue new members and welcome members to our monthly Chapter Board meetings.  If you know someone that is interested in becoming a member, please direct them to the VTOL.org website. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Redstone Chapter of AHS represents portions of:

  • Alabama (zip codes 35000-35999 and 36200-36299),
  • Mississippi (zip codes 38600-38999 and 39700-39799),
  • Tennessee (zip codes 37000-38599),
  • and Arkansas (zip codes 71600-72999). 

We have approximately 300 members and are one of the most active chapters within AHS.  Our members are employed by the military, government agencies, and the rotorcraft and support industries.

Chapter Officers

Name Position Email
Ed Martin President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rob King Vice-President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
James Hale Membership Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Cripps Membership Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tom Hutt Membership Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Bequette Programs Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Frances Love Programs Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gregory Oelberg Programs Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Diefenbach Programs Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Larry Thomas Publicity Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pat Gomez Scholarship Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David O'Brien Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marvin "Marty" Moulton Technical Chairman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Les Wiggins Technical Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mark Jeude Technical Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phil Catoire Technical Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Joe Ausfahl Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Arterburn University Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.