The Vertical Flight Society's 77th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference will span 5 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 77?

  1. Technical papers: More than 200 technical papers will be presented as part of Forum 77! Learn from experts in their fields as they discuss the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology.
  2. Learn about the latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our virtual 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 77th Annual Grand Awards Ceremony
  5. 41st Annual Nikolsky Lecture: "Rotorcraft Design: The Crucial Influence of Safety from Concept to Fleet Support"

Make Your Presence Known at Forum 77!

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 the authors who were selected to present at Forum 77.
  2. The final paper deadline has been extended to April 19, 2021 — final technical papers are to be submitted via Mira.
  3. Download the Author Presentation Guidelines - please read thoroughly as it contains important and pertinent information on where, how and when to present and upload presentations.
  4. Download the Forum 77 Final Paper Template: Word or Latex
    Download the copyright form: Fillable PDF.
  5. The Annual Forum is an international event and therefore it is VFS policy that all final written papers and Forum presentations are completely unrestricted. Refer to the Forum 77 Author Guide.