Short Courses

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2021 Short Course on Electric VTOL Technology
Mon-Tues, Jun 14–15, 2021
10am–3pm ET (GMT-4), both days
Virtual | Go-To-Webinar | Two-part course
Cost: US$325.00 non-members / $295 VFS members

The Vertical Flight Society’s signature eVTOL class is now expanded over 2-days with in-depth coverage of industry-standard battery systems development (BAE), advanced high-power hybrid-electric hardware (LaunchPoint), PEM fuel cells and hydrogen propulsion and as always, the fundamentals of Vertical Lift and rotor aeromechanics from design to state-of-the-art in acoustics (Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, University of Maryland).

Organized by the VFS eVTOL Technical Committee, this multi-presenter course will provide an overview of the unique challenges and opportunities of this new class of vehicles. Both electric and  hybrid-electric  passenger carrying vertical flight  aircraft will be covered for a variety of missions ranging from personal/private use to urban air taxis to regional electric VTOL bizjets.


Introduction to Practical VTOL Aircraft Cost Estimating Short Course
Tues-Wed, Jun 22–23, 2021
10am–3pm ET (GMT-4), both days
Virtual | Go-To-Webinar | Two-part course
Cost: US$325.00 non-members / $295 VFS members

This class is for anyone who wants to amplify their work in rotorcraft and aerospace. There are no prerequisites for this course except for a basic understanding of aircraft terminology and mathematics. If you are an aircraft designer,a researcher, or an engineer with a new piece of technology, we will show you how to demonstrate the economic impact of your work using aircraft cost assessment. If you already work in cost analysis or program management, this course is a great survey of the whole field with enough aircraft design background to help you communicate with engineers. You will leave this course armed with newknowledge to tackle the affordability challenge in VTOL aviation!