2022 Transformative Vertical Flight

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Registration Now Open – register early as this event will sell out!

The Transformative Vertical Flight 2022 meeting will take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 in San Jose, California, with our eVTOL Short Course planned for Monday, Jan. 24 and an "air taxi air show" on Friday, Jan. 28. The jam-packed meeting includes the following events:

Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight provides a forum for technical paper presenations on emerging aeromechanics challenges and solution methods for future vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, encompassing dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics.

Some 60 technical paper abstracts were received for the technical conference, based on the TVF2022 Call for Papers (PDF). Listed below is an overview of the Aeromechanics technical sessions and subject matter. A more detailed preliminary agends is coming soon – this will be a great event!

Mars Helicopters
  • Aeromechanics
  • CFD analysis
  • Mars exploration
  • Rotor optimization
Electric VTOL
  • Design, Analysis, and Multi-fidelity Modeling
  • Batteries and Electric Propulsion Concepts
  • Flight Dynamics and Handling Qualities
Acoustics Predictions
  • Prediction and Analysis of Noise for Small Scale Rotors, Interactional Effects, Quadrotors
Urban Air Mobility
  • Weather Solutions for Urban Operations
  • Comprehensive and Aeromechanics Analysis
  • Handling Qualities
  • Conceptual Design

9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium includes invited presentations from leaders in this exciting field. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in eVTOL, and the challenges that still remain. Invited presentations from all areas of eVTOL will be discussed, from researchers and leaders in academia, industry and government agencies from around the globe. The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in electric VTOL since 2014 and has a dedicated website on Electric VTOL News.

Short Course on Electric VTOL will be held all day on Monday, Jan. 24. The cost of the course is US$295 for VFS members (US$325.00 for non-members). Short course attendees will receive an email communication and link to download course materials before the short course begins.

VTOL Aircraft Displays ($45): A special event is being planned at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport on the morning of Friday, Jan. 28. In addition to the vertical flight exhibits in the museum, VFS is arranging for a display of eVTOL aircraft. So far, we are tentatively expecting at least six eVTOL aircraft. More information will be forthcoming as plans are confirmed.

Registration Rates: If you're unable to register online, submit the completed registration form to VFS HQ.

TVF2022: Tues. Jan. 25 – Thurs. Jan. 27 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Rates: Regular Speaker VFS Student/Military/
Fully-Retired Members
VFS Member $700 $600 $350
Non-Member* $800 $700 not available
Short Course on Electric VTOL: Monday, Jan. 24 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Rates: Regular Non-member Student




Hiller Aviation Museum Tour: Friday, Jan. 28 (8:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Rate $45

*Includes 1-year VFS membership
†Non-members must join first for this rate.


Note: these rates are subject to change if the the meeting moves to virtual setting due to COVD-19 impacts. All registration cancellations will incur $50 processing fee. 


  • TVF2022 General Meeting Chair: Dr. Colin Theodore, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Chair: Dr. Buvana Jayaraman, US Army TDD-A
  • 9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium Technical Chair: Mr. Carl Russell, NASA Ames Research Center
  • TVF2022 Administrative Chair: Ms. Meridith Segall

Posted 2021-04-05; updated 2021-08-12 

Thank You to our
Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities:

  • Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 (2 Available)
  • Gold Sponsorship: $3,000 (2 Available)
  • Exhibitor: $1,500 (13 Available)
  • Advertiser: $500 (10 Available)

Exhibitors: Download the Exhibit Floor Plan The exhibits consist of 8'x'4' tabletops and are part of the TVF meeting venue and registration — there are no visitor or exhibit passes.

Download the TVF2022 sponsorship information sheet and application form to find out more or contact Jim Sherman.

Hotel & Venue

All events will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

The hotel meeting rate is $249 through Dec. 29 or until the block sells out —  book your room early as these rooms typically sell out well in advance!

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Doubletree San Jose Floor Plan (PDF)