Future Vertical Lift Aircraft Design Conference

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society Presents
Future Vertical Lift Aircraft Design Conference
Sponsored by the AHS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
January 18 – 20, 2012
Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA

The ever-popular Vertical Lift Aircraft Design Conference will be held once again in the beautiful bay-side city of San Francisco.  Mark your calendar to attend this exciting conference for a look into the future of design for vertical take-off and landing aircraft. 

The Conference will consist of six half-day sessions:  An Opening Session, a Special Session on the Joint Multi-role Rotorcraft (JMR) Program, and four Technical Sessions.  The Opening Session will include presentations on OSD's Engineered Resilient Systems Initiative; the Sikorsky X2; the Eurocopter X3, the AeroVironment Hummingbird Nano UAV, and  the OSD Future Vertical Lift. The Technical Sessions will focus on Advanced Concepts, Aircraft Systems, Design Tools and Rotors.

See the more detailed Draft Final Program for more information.

A special added attraction:  There will be a book-signing event where engineer-extraordinaire and rotorcraft-community icon Frank Harris will be available to inscribe your personal copy of his newly-issued NASA-published, 581-page tome:  “Introduction to Autogyros, Helicopters, and Other V/STOL Aircraft; Volume I: Overview and Autogyros”.

Questions may be directed to either the General Chair: Mr. John M. Davis, 650-326-1344 or 650-793-3375; Email:  John.M.Davis.us@gmail.com or to the Technical Chair: Mr. Bruce S. Tenney, 757-864-7843 or 650-604-5375, US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD) Email:  Bruce.S.Tenney@us.army.mil or the Deputy Technical Chair: Mr. Chris Silva, 650-604-5385, US Army AFDD, Email:  csilva@merlin.arc.nasa.gov.

The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf where you can enjoy a special room rate of only $125 per night, plus tax. Book your room now by calling 1-800-942-7348. Be sure to ask for the AHS rate. The Holiday Inn, Fisherman’s Wharf is charging attendees a special rate of only $125 per night plus tax. 

See call for papers for more information.

Draft Final Program

NOTE: registration is now closed. Please register at the event. Thank you!

Paper Presentation Guide

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