Forum 74 Proceedings Now Available

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The AHS — Vertical Flight Society's 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display was a great success! More than 1,250 people experienced the "Future of Vertical Flight" at Forum 74, held May 14-17, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona.

250 technical papers were presented, plus nearly 50 invited presentations and panel discussions by experts and decision makers in industry, academia, government agencies and research institutions.

The Forum 74 proceedings papers include cutting-edge breakthroughs, research developments, and advancements in vertical flight technology. All technical papers and invited/VIP presentations are now available in the Vertical Flight Library/Online Store as individual PDFs and as collections on CD-ROM or zip file download. (Be sure you are logged in to get your member discount.) 

  • Forum 74 CD cover (jpg)The Downloadable Proceedings contains all 250 technical papers and is available in the Store for $200 for Society members ($300 for non-members). New this year: If you were a Forum 74 full registrant or purchased the proceedings, you may be eligible to also download any or all of the Forum 74 papers for free! Just log into your account at!
  • The Proceedings CD contains all 250 technical papers and is available in the Store for $200 for Society members ($300 for non-members).
  • Technical Papers: Forum 74 individual pdfs are available for $15 each for Society members ($30 for non-members). 
  • The Special Sessions CD contains 41 presentations from the Forum 74 CEO Panel, Nikolsky Lecture, the Army and Navy PEO/PM presentations, and Special Sessions on VTOL Flight Qualification, the Promise & Progress of Electric VTOL and the Challenges of Electric VTOL. Society Members can order your Forum 74 Special Sessions CD from the Online Store for $50 ($150 for non-members).  New this year: you can now download all of the presentations at the same price as the CD! Members can save hundreds of dollars versus purchasing all 41 individual PDFs.
  • Special Session Presentations: Individual pdfs will soon be available for $10 each or less for Society members ($20 for non-members).
  • Printed volumes of the proceedings from Forum 74 and past Forums can be ordered from Curran Associates.
  • Pictures: The Forum 74 photo galleries are now online.

While you are visiting the Vertical Flight Library/Online Store, check out our past Forum proceedings and special sessions discs, or our individual Forum papers index. Including past Forums and technical meeting proceedings papers, plus Vertiflite and other publications, we have 11,000+ downloadable pdfs in the Vertical Flight Library — the largest vertical flight technical library in the world!

Corporate Members: Vertical Flight Society members on the rosters of our corporate members (Small Business Class and above) can download any PDF in the entire Vertical Flight Library for free! Organization-wide institutional licenses are also available!

Save the date: The Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display will be held May 13-16, 2019, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Plan now to attend as we continue to explore "The Future of Vertical Flight" and celebrate 75 years of advancing vertical flight!

June 1, 2018