2023 Handling Qualities Technical Meeting

2023 Handling Qualities
Registration is now open!

Agenda available!

The VFS Redstone Chapter is sponsoring its 2023 Handling Qualities Technical Meeting on Feb. 7-8, 2023, at the Radiance Technologies HQ in Huntsville, Alabama. The event will focus on meeting the needs of the vertical flight aircraft handling qualities (HQ), flight controls and vehicle design communities. Technical topics differ from the Annual Forum in that the focus will be on handling qualities standards and flight test technique development, in addition to updates to ADS-33E-PRF / MIL-DTL32703 for new military and civil platform configurations — including helicopters, advanced rotorcraft, drones and electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

Papers and presentations will cover technical disciplines related to commercial/military rotorcraft/VTOL aircraft handling qualities, or the certification/qualification of handling qualities and the control systems that implement them, to include the complex behaviors induced by artificial intelligence. Invited Keynotes from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center, Aviation Development Directorate – Ft. Eustis. Download the Call for Papers & Presentations.

The abstract phase has now closed and final papers are due Feb. 1, 2023

Registration & Meeting Facts
  • The meeting is a hybrid event, with a virtual attendance option.
  • All in-person registrants will be required to show a government photo ID to collect their badge.
  • Non-US citizens who are attending in-person, including green card holders, will be required to provide a passport.
  • MS Teams is the virtual conference platform, which can be downloaded on desktop or mobile for free without an account.
  • Virtual attendees will receive an email with the conference link information prior to the meeting.
  • The meeting takes place in US Central Time (GMT-6 hours) time zone – refer to Time & Date for Huntsville.
  • All presentations will be recorded. By attending this event, you give consent that your image can be captured on video or in photographs. 
  • ALL attendees will receive links to the online Proceedings and recorded presentations AFTER the meeting. 

Deadlines/Author Information:

  • Final papers/presentations due Feb. 1, 2023
  • Download the Paper Template_HQ 2023
  • Authors will be given instructions on how/where to upload their final papers/presentations


If you are unable to register online, please submit the completed PDF form to VFS HQ.

Registration Rates VFS Member Non-Member
Military/Government/Speakers/Virtual $275 $390
$375 $490
Student/Fully Retired*

$125 *Non-members must join VFS to register.

Registration includes coffee breaks, lunches, Social, and meeting presentation materials.



Meeting Venue: Radiance Technologies, 310 Bob Heath Dr., Huntsville, AL 35806

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2023 Handling Qualities Technical Meeting paper

Are you an author? Please enter the event passcode to upload your paper.

paper uploads will be accepted from Dec 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM until Feb 1, 2023 12:59:00 PM.