Vertical Flight Video Library

The Vertical Flight Society has an extensive library of educational videos on vertical flight. In addition to those available to the public on our YouTube Channel, more in-depth videos are available for VFS members by logging in at the top of the page.

2020

  • The 7th Annual VFS Electric VTOL Symposium was held in San Jose, CA on Jan. 21-23. The invited presentations were video recorded and are available to all current VFS members at no charge. 

2019

  • Airbus A3 Geoff Bower interview (jpg)VFS Infrastructure Advisor Rex Alexander spoke about rotorcraft and eVTOL on panels at the National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Oct. 22-24, 2019. He conducted video interviews of executives at Bell and XTI Aircraft Company, as posted on the VFS YouTube Channel
  • VFS produced in-depth video interviews of executives from A‎³ by Airbus (Vahana) and Opener (BlackFly) about their eVTOL aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July. The videos are posted on the VFS YouTube Channel
  • VFS co-sponsored the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, held July 20-21, 2019, at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. EAS 2019 was held in conjunction with the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, July 22-28. Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke at EAS 2019, all of which are available for free viewing in 26 videos on the VFS YouTube Channel. Don’t have time to watch all the videos? We’ve summarized the key points for each speaker!

  • Forum 75 logo The special sessions and plenary events at Forum 75, May 13-17, 2019, were video recorded. All 18 videos — totaling more than 30 hours — have been processed and are now available for viewing at no cost to our members.
    • Log in at the top of the page with your membership credentials and then check out the 
      Forum 75 videos

2018

  • The opening of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE) was held on Oct. 2-3, 2018, at the university, located in Troy, New York. VFS video-captured all the presentations.

  • VFS sponsored the video capture of the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation's 12th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held July 21–22, 2018 in conjunction with the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. These videos can be found on the VFS YouTube Channel; see also the VFS Electric VTOL News website for more information.

  • Forum 74 logo The special sessions and plenary events at Forum 74 were video recorded and are now available for viewing. Check out the Forum 74 videos.

  • In addition, the two short courses held at Forum 74 are available on a pay-per-view video-on-demand basis. Check out these trailers as an example of the in-depth technical content provided in more than 5 hours of lectures each!

    • Rotorcraft Modeling Short Course: This course was held in conjunction with Forum 74 and reviews various rotorcraft configurations and the challenges they represent, examines how static and periodic trim are achieved, and explores blade dynamics, rotor aerodynamics and wake modeling.

    • Electric VTOL Short Course: The Vertical Flight Society's inaugural Short Course on Electric VTOL Technology was held in conjunction with Forum 74. The online course includes lectures on fundamentals of eVTOL, permanent magnet motors and hybrid electric VTOL experience. 

2017

2015

2012

  • The 2012 Alexander A. Nikolsky Lecture, "Handling Qualities Engineering," by Prof. Gareth Padfield, was given again on Oct. 17, 2012 by the (then) AHS Atlanta Chapter. It was held at and recorded by Georgia Institute of Technology.

We also have a great collection of videos and lectures on electric VTOL, historical aircraft, the human powered helicopter competition and much more on our @VTOLsociety channel on YouTube. Check them out!

Please let us know what you think of this member benefit, or let us know if you have any questions, by contacting us at +1-703-684-6777 or email.