Forum 71 Schedule Overview

The 71st Annual Forum and Technology Display is shaping up to be the biggest and the best ever! Below is a listing of all the major events at Forum 71. Times and events subject to change. All events included in registration fee except as denoted by an *. A ticket to the Awards Banquet is included in all 3-Day registrations and can be purchased by other attendees for $89. 

Monday, May 4, 2015
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AHS Technical Council Meeting 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Short Courses (additional registration required) *
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
NASA Langley / Ft. Eustis Tour
(Details TBD but reservations will be required)

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Special Event: 
3rd Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge
Organized by Charles Shepard, Mosaic Aerospace, Chair of the MAV Competition 
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                   
AHS International Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Technical Session A

Aerodynamics I 
Aircraft Design I
Crash Safety I
Dynamics I
Handling Qualities I
Structures & Materials I – This Session is dedicated to the memory of Jeff Schaff
Unmanned VTOL Aircraft & Rotorcraft I
Wind Energy 
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon                       
Special Session: 
US Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Program Manager Briefings 
(confirmed)
Moderated by Rear Admiral Cindy “CJ” Jaynes, Navy PEO for Air ASW, Assault & Special Mission Programs
  • Col Hank Vanderborght, Program Manager, PMA-261, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters 
  • Col Robert Pridgen, In-Service IPT Lead, PMA-274, Presidential Helicopters
  • Col Dan Robinson, Program Manager, PMA-275, V-22 Joint Program 
  • Col Steve Girard, Program Manager, PMA-276, USMC Light/Attack Helicopters 
  • CAPT Craig Grubb, Program Manager, PMA-299, H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters 
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Technical Session A Refreshment Break 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Opening General Session  
Welcome
  • Mike Hirschberg, AHS International Executive Director
Keynote Address (confirmed)
  • Mr. Alan Shaffer, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Straight Talk from the Top:
“Transforming Vertical Flight Technology” Panel (invited)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
General Session Refreshment Break (sponsored by GE Aviation) 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lecture:
"Revitalizing Research for the Next Generation of Advanced Rotorcraft"
Dr. Robert A. Ormiston, US Army Emeritus Scientist
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor/Industry Reception
Sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                 
Special Session:
 US Army Aviation Program Manager Briefings (confirmed)
Moderated by Brigadier General Robert Marion, U.S. Army PEO for Aviation
  • COL Jeffrey Hager, PM-Apache Attack
  • COL Rob Barrie, PM-Cargo
  • COL Thomas Todd, PM-Utility Helicopters
  • COL Courtney Cote, PM-Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)
  • COL Jim Brashear, PM-Non-Standard Rotary Wing
  • COL Gerald Davis, PM-Aviation Systems
  • Mr. Dan Bailey, PD-Future Vertical Lift (FVL)
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Technical Session B

Advanced Vertical Fight I
Aerodynamics II
Aircraft Design II
Handling Qualities II
HUMS/CBM I
Modeling & Simulation I
Propulsion I
Test & Evaluation I 

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                 
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Technical Session B Refreshment Break  9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Special Session:
Suppliers & Subsystems Technology Panel
1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Technical Session C

Aerodynamics III
Crash Safety II (1/2)/Awards (1/2)
Dynamics II
HUMS/CBM II
Modeling & Simulation II
Operations I
Product Support
Structures & Materials II 

1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Technical Session C Refreshment Break (sponsored by Automated Dynamics) 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Award Recipient Review (By Invitation Only) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vertical Flight Foundation Cocktail Reception*
(Sponsored by The Boeing Company)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

AHS International Grand Awards Banquet*
(Sponsored by The Boeing Company)
Tickets are included for all 3-Day registrants or may be purchased for $89 each. A portion of the cost goes to support the VFF Scholarship Program.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Special Session:
Future VTOL Demonstrations
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session D

Acoustics 
Aerodynamics IV
Crew Stations & Human Factors
History
Modeling & Simulation III (1/2)/Systems Engineering (1/2)
Operations II
Propulsion II
Test & Evaluation II 

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Technical Session D Refreshment Break (sponsored by CD-adapco) 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break for Lunch (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Technical Session E 

Advanced Vertical Flight II (Advanced Transformative Concepts)
Aerodynamics/Dynamics Mixed
Avionics & Systems
Manufacturing Technology & Processing
Propulsion III (1/2)/Unmanned VTOL Aircraft & Rotorcraft II (1/2)
Structures & Materials III
Test & Evaluation III
Safety Special Session 

1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Technical Session E Refreshment Break 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   
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