Forum 78 was a great success! Registrants can download the Proceedings now — remember to log in at the top of the page.

Plan now to attend Forum 79 in Palm Beach, Florida, May 16-18, 2023. Abstracts will be due in early October 2022.

The Vertical Flight Society's 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference will span three days and include 200+ technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies in the world, and also includes other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology in our exhibit hall.


Why Attend Forum 78?

  1. Technical papers: More than 200 technical papers will be presented as part of Forum 78! Learn from experts in their fields as they discuss the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology. The preliminary Technical Schedule at a Glance has been posted.
  2. Learn about the latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our technology display.
  3. Hear from the leaders in industry, government, and academia to gain perspective on the future of vertical flight technology:

    • Straight Talk from the Top with the leaders of major rotorcraft manufacturers
    • US Military rotorcraft program managers and leaders
    Other civil and defense leaders in government and industry giving their insights in advanced rotorcraft and advanced air mobility (AAM) / electric VTOL

  4. Recognition of VFS award winners at the 78th Annual Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday morning, May 12 (RSVP required, limited seats)
  5. 42nd Annual Nikolsky Lecture on Tuesday afternoon, May 10

Make Your Presence Known at Forum 78!

Showcase your technology, products, and services! Contact VFS Exhibits for more information or to submit your application.

  1. Become an exhibitor
  2. Become an event sponsor!

Author Information

  1. Congratulations to all the Forum 78 authors — VFS looks forward to your technical papers and presentations in May! Download the preliminary Technical Schedule at a Glance.
  2. The final paper deadline has been extended to April 18, 2022 and must be submitted to the Forum 78 Mira submission site. The Annual Forum is an international event and therefore it is VFS policy that all submissions are completely unrestricted.
  3. Download the Author's Guide for detailed information, including important deadlines.
  4. Download the Forum 78 Final Paper templates: Word or Latex.

VFS is excited to return to an in-person Forum after two long years! Due to the very low rate of infections, the wearing of masks is now optional for Forum attendees, as long as the rate remains low. VFS strongly encourages all Forum 78 attendees to follow CDC Guidelines and be fully vaccinated before arrival; however, proof of vaccination will not be required to attend. Note that your attendance at this meeting indicates your agreement that VFS holds no responsibility for anyone who is infected by any disease.