Forum 80 was a great success! Please check out the available resources and plan to attend Forum 81 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, on May 20–22, 2025. The Call for Papers will be posted this summer, with technical paper abstracts due this October.

The Vertical Flight Society's 80th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference will span three days and include 250+ technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Test & Evaluation, 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 showcased the very latest in vertical flight technology in our exhibit hall.

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Program Overview
Overview, Sessions, Technical Papers

Short Course
eVTOL Technology

Friday Industry Tour
Bell Textron Canada

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Technical Paper Authors

  1. Congratulations to the 300+ Forum authors — the deadline for submitting final technical written papers has been extended to April, 22, 2024.
  2. Refer to the Forum 80 Authors' Page for final paper templates and detailed information.
  3. Check out the Preliminary Sessions-At-A-Glance for an overview of the paper schedule.

Why Attend Forum 80?

  1. Technical papers: 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 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
    • 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 — check out our Special Sessions!

  4. Recognition of individual and group award winners at the 80th Annual Grand Awards Breakfast
  5. 44th Annual Nikolsky Lecture: "Rotorcraft Aeromechanics Methodology and its Application to Rotor Dynamics, Loads, Vibration and Aeroelastic Stability at Boeing" by Dr. Brahmananda Panda
  6. eVTOL Technology Short Course
  7. Friday industry tour of Bell Textron Canada in Mirabel

Make Your Presence Known at Forum 80!

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