Forum 72 Schedule Overview

The 72nd 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 72. 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. 

The Forum 72 Final Technical Paper Schedule and Final Program are now available! You can also download a pdf of the Forum 72 Preliminary Program at a Glance.

Details subject to change.

Monday, May 16, 2016
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) *
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tours of Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
(Reservations required — sorry, the tours are full!)

Morning Tour (U.S. and Non-U.S. Citizens)

Afternoon Tour (U.S. Citizens Only)



8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Special Event: 
4th Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge
Organized by Jackie Banas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair of the MAV Competition 
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                           
Technical Session A
  • Advanced Vertical Flight
  • Aerodynamics I 
  • Crash Safety 
  • Dynamics I 
  • Modeling & Simulation I 
  • Structures & Materials I 
  • Test & Evaluation I 
  • UAV I
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon                       
Special Session: 
US Army Aviation Program Manager Briefings
 
Moderated by Ross Guckert, Acting Deputy PEO for Aviation
  • COL Rob Barrie, PM Cargo 

  • Mr. Rich Tyler, Apache Deputy PM

  • Mr. Steven Kelley, Tech Chief Utility Helicopters

  • Mr. Lars Ericsson, Tech Chief Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • COL Matthew Hannah, PM Aviation Systems

  • Mr. Bob Sheibley, Deputy PM ITE/FVL

8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
AHS International Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Spouse Coffee — Meet at the Novelty Desk 9:00 a.m.
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  
Keynote Address: "Future Vertical Lift — A Game Changer for the Joint Ground Commander"
Maj. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy, III, USMC — Deputy Director for Force Management, Application and Support (J8), Joint Chiefs of Staff
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Straight Talk from the Top: CEO Panel

Moderated by James Drew, Flightglobal

  • Jean-Brice Dumont, CTO, Airbus Helicopters

  • Dr. Cathy Kilmain, EVP Engineering, Bell Helicopter

  • David Koopersmith, VP/GM, Boeing Vertical Lift

  • Daniele Romiti, Managing Director, Leonardo-Finmeccanica Helicopter Division

  • Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer, MD Helicopters, Inc. 

  • Mark Miller, VP Engineering, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Co.

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
Mr. Tom L. Wood: "50 Years of Industry Perspective"
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor/Industry Reception
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                 
Special Session:
International S&T Program Manager Briefings 

Moderated by: Layne Merritt, ADD/Redstone

  • COL Steve Braddom, AATD/Ft Eustis

  • Jay Fletcher, AFDD/Ames

  • Ned Chase, AATD/Ft Eustis

  • Judah Milgram, ONR

  • Susan Gorton, NASA

  • Blanche Demaret, ONERA

  • Dr. Klausdieter Pahlke, DLR

  • Bryan Finlay, Dstl

8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Technical Session B
  • Acoustics I 
  • Joint: Aero/Modeling & Simulation 
  • Joint: Aero/Test & Evaluation 
  • Aircraft Design I 
  • Dynamics II 
  • Handling Qualities I 
  • Manufacturing Technologies (1/2)/Test & Evaluation (1/2)
  • Propulsion 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.
History Special Session
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Technical Session C
  • Aerodynamics II 
  • Aircraft Design I (1/2)/Propulsion II (1/2) 
  • Dynamics III 
  • Handling Qualities II 
  • HUMS/CBM I 
  • Modeling & Simulation II 
  • Structures & Materials II 
  • UAV II
  • Special Session: History
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 Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

AHS International Grand Awards Banquet*
(Sponsored by Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin 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 19, 2016
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Special Session: 
US Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Program Manager Briefings
(Note: Due to schedule conflicts, these presentations will be conducted remotely)

Moderated by Mr. Thomas E. Laux, Northrop Grumman
Former PEO(A) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Air Programs)

  • Greg Drohat, Deputy Program Manager, PMA-261, H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters 

  • Larry Pugh, Deputy Program Manager, PMA-274, Presidential Helicopters 

  • Scott Hite, Deputy Program Manager, PMA-275, V-22 Joint Program 

  • John Marino, Deputy Program Manager, PMA-276, USMC Light/Attach Helicopters 

  • Holli Galletti, Deputy Program Manager, PMA-299, H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Technical Session D
  • Aerodynamics III 
  • Aircraft Design III 
  • Avionics & Systems
  • Handling Qualities III (1/2)/UAV III (1/2) 
  • HUMS/CBM II 
  • Safety 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Wind Energy
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.
Special Panel Session:
Transformative Vertical Flight
Moderated by Dr. Ashish Bagai, DARPA and Mike Duffy, Boeing 
  • Mark Moore, NASA — On-Demand Mobility / Transformative Vertical Flight

  • Alex Stoll, Joby Aviation — The Joby S4

  • Tom Gunnarson, Zee.Aero — Civil VTOL Regulations

  • Dr. Ashish Bagai, DARPA — Transforming Vertical Flight

  • Carl Schaeffer, Aurora Flight Sciences — The LightningStrike VTOL X-Plane

  • Perry Ziegenbein, Boeing — The Phantom Swift VTOL X-Plane

  • Dr. Thomas Berger, Karem Aircraft — The TR36XP VTOL X-Plane

  • Mark Alber, Sikorsky — The Rotor Blown Wing VTOL X-Plane

  • John Piasecki, Piasecki Aircraft — ARES

  • Discussion

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Technical Session E 
  • Acoustics II
  • Advanced Vertical Flight II (1/2)
  • Aero/Dynamics (1/2) / Aero/Safety (1/2)
  • Crew Stations & Human Factors
  • Operations
  • Joint: Product Support/HUMS
  • Structures & Materials III
  • Transformative Vertical Flight Special Session
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Technical Session E Refreshment Break (sponsored by CD-adapco) 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   
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