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After much work on the part of the Executive Board and a special Journal Committee, consisting of Rene Miller, Robert Lichten, Raymond Young, and Harry Lounsbury, the AHS has completed plans to publish in January, 1956, Volume 1, No. 1 of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 

This is a welcome piece of news to most of the membership who for years have been interested in seeing this project put into effect. Support of the Journal, for at least the first year, will come from the individual donations of companies engaged in the manufacture of helicopter or component parts thereof. This campaign was initiated with a substantial donation from the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences with whom the Society has been affiliated with for some time. 

In the first issue of the Journal, it was felt it would be proper to include not only a history of the Society, but histories of helicopter firms engaged in the manufacture of rotating wing aircraft. This would make the first issue one of value to students of aviation history. In future issues it is the intention of the editorial staff to publish 2 or 3 good technical papers either written especially for the Journal or important papers which have not been printed elsewhere. 

In addition to editorial comment, there will be such items as a technical book review section, as well as discussions of papers given in previous issues. 

The Journal will be published 4 times annually, and is to be distributed in addition to the monthly Newsletter as a new service to the membership without an increase in dues at this time. 


As an additional service to the membership, the Executive Secretary's office has forwarded, under separate cover, a return addressed, stamped, post-card, on the back of which is requested information necessary to the printing of a Society membership roster. This also is something for which members have repeatedly asked in recent years and it was felt that such a program should be initiated at this time. For this reason, it is earnestly desired that upon receipt of your card you fill it out completely and return it at your earliest convince to the home office in New York so that we may proceed with the printing of this list. In order for your name to appear in the new roster, your name must be received by the home office not later than July 31st. This roster is to be mailed to members of the AHS only and will not be distributed at any time to an outside source. 


Experienced helicopter pilot wanted for testing small experimental one-man helicopter. Write Box 215, c/o The American Helicopter Society, 2 East 64th St., New York 21, N.Y.

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