AHS Hampton Roads Chapter
Seventeenth Helicopter Military Operations Technology Meeting
Newport News, Virginia
October 26-27, 2016
Vertical Lift Technology: Enabling the Future Soldier Today
The Southeast Region and the Hampton Roads Chapter of AHS International are sponsoring a conference on Helicopter Military Operations Technology, October 26–27, 2016. Vertical Lift Technology: Enabling the Future Soldier Today is the theme. The conference will consist of 1½ days of unclassified, unrestricted presentations held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, Virginia USA. HELMOT XVII will consider the full spectrum of global operations, and look at Warfighter capabilities needed to keep our edge.
Topics will focus on how the acquisition of vertical lift technology impacts our current operational environment around the world, and the flexibility of future planning for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security manned rotorcraft and unmanned aerial systems. The sessions will include a review of how we will transition from our current force to next generation vertical lift platforms.
Theme-related military and industry exhibits of new hardware and equipment will be displayed.
U.S. Army Aviation Development Classified Session Added
The U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate (ADD) will hold a classified SECRET government meeting on Aviation Threats on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Jacobs Conference Center Fort Eustis, Virginia. For registration details, please contact Timothy Rouse.
Call for Presentations
The AHS Hampton Roads chapters is looking for government and industry to present at the 17th HELMOT meeting where the theme will be Vertical Lift Technology: Enabling the Future Soldier Today. Mike Hirschberg, AHS Technical Director, will present The Future of Vertical Flight and discuss the role of AHS in the S&T budget. There will be three sessions with 5 to 7 briefs in each session covering the following perspectives:
- The Future
The sessions will take place all day October 26 and a half day on October 27. If you are interested in speaking please contact
Presentation requirements and deadlines:
- No paper requirement
- Abstract idea to organizers by Friday, September 16
- Final presenters will be notified on or about September 23
- Presentations will be due October 18
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunity are available for industry, military, and organizations. Each exhibit space is located along the conference hallway adjacent to the main meeting room. Download the exhibit/sponsorship contract here.
The meeting will be held at:
Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Dr.
Newport News, Virginia 23606 USA
Includes breakfast, break refreshments, and a list of attendees.
|General Attendee||Member||$125 USD|
|General Attendee||Non-Member||$205 USD*|
|Student Attendee||Member||$25 USD|
|Student Attendee||Non-Member||$50 USD*|
|DOD Government||Member||$0 USD†|
Cancellations must be in writing. There will be a $25 cancellation fee on all credit card payments. No cancellation refunds after October 19, 2016.
Breakfast and refreshment breaks are included in the registration for general and student attendees, but are “pay as you go” for DOD government employee attendees. All attendees are encouraged to select their favorite local restaurant for lunch in downtown Newport News.
A group rate at the government per diem rate of $89 USD has been reserved at the Newport News Marriott at City Center. Click here to book your group rate online, or call the Marriott reservation system at 1-866-329-1758 and ask for the HELMOT XVII group block. Reservations must be made by October 5, 2016 to guarantee the group rate. Self-parking and Wi-Fi are included for all guests and attendees.