Tagline: Powering Up
Powering Up is what VAI does for the vertical aviation industry. We empower all vertical aviation stakeholders through connection, advocacy, safety, education, and support for businesses and individuals.
Vision, the long-term ambition for our future:
To be the world’s most vital membership association leading the evolution and expansion of vertical flight
Purpose, defines why we exist:
To fuel the growth of the vertical aviation industry through connection, education, advocacy, and safety so that communities around the world are strengthened by the power of vertical flight
Values, the principles that we live by and communicate through our brand:
TRUST – VAI is committed to working tirelessly for our members as the go-to resource for connection, advocacy, education, safety, and support.
PASSION—VAI is passionate about what we do to connect and support our members and the vertical flight industry. We are thrilled to share the extraordinary things our members do to make a positive impact on society. We seek to inspire those in and outside the industry. Our work is purposeful, so our excitement is authentic.
SERVICE—VAI is driven to empower our members, the heart of our association, by addressing their needs and supporting their growth so that they can focus on making vertical flight more accessible and beneficial to communities across the world.
INNOVATION—VAI is tenaciously forward-thinking as we build off past successes and craft new ways to make vertical aviation more safe, efficient, and accessible to people everywhere.
INCLUSION—VAI represents the entire vertical aviation industry. We welcome all who seek to make aviation and vertical flight stronger.
SAFETY—Safety is paramount. Neither our industry nor our future can succeed without it. Through education and training, we must instill the highest standards in vertical flight. From engineers and mechanics to operators, suppliers, and pilots, everyone has the responsibility to manage risk, secure solutions, and prevent the loss of life and equipment.