Donald Rho Jacoby
United States of America
Donald Rho Jacoby, known to many as "Jake", devoted his professional career to the design of a number of the helicopter industry's most illustrious products, including the Hiller UH-12E, the Hughes 500D, and the Robinson R-22. A respected, longtime member of AHS, Mr. Jacoby was selected as a designated engineer representative for the Federal Aviation Administration. He attended Oregon State University, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering. Mr. Jacoby later performed graduate studies at New York State University. He died on June 7, 1998, at his residence in Oceano, California. He was 77.
AHS Update: Vertiflite Summer 1999