Forum 76 VIP Speakers

Don't Miss Our VIP Speakers at Forum 76!

The Vertical Flight Society is holding its 76th Annual Forum and Technology Display — the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight — on Oct. 5-8.
The virtual conference will span four days and include over 230 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as some two dozen invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry. These virtual Forum 76 special VIP sessions will provide insights into the business and challenges of vertical flight — from getting answers directly from the OEMs, to updates on military programs, civil rotorcraft and electric VTOL.
Take a look at these VIP speakers!

Keynote Address, Monday, Oct. 5
Welcome & Straight Talk from the Top, Monday Oct. 5
Moderator: Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Aviation Week
Glenn E. Isbell
VFS 2019-2020
Chair of the Board
VP of Rapid Prototyping, Bell
Steve Parker
Boeing Vertical Lift

Tomasz Krysinski
VP of Research and Innovation
Gian Piero Cutillo
Managing Director
Leonardo Helicopters Division
Michael Thacker
Executive VP of Technology & Innovation
Dan Schultz
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

Special Session Speakers:

Special Session 1: Military VTOL R&D Leaders, Tuesday, Oct. 6
Moderator: John Lindsay, Textron
  • Maj Gen Greg Masiello, US Marine Corps, NAVAIR (PEO)A
  • BGEN Wally Rugen, US Army, Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Cross Functional Team (CFT) lead
  • BGEN Rob Barrie, US Army, Army PEO-Aviation
  • COL Paul Morris, British Army, NATO Joint Capability Group on Vertical Lift
Special Session 2: Civil VTOL R&D Leaders, Thursday, Oct. 8
Moderator: Nicolas Chabée, Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Susan Gorton, NASA Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (RVLT) Project
  • Arnaud LePape, ONERA
  • Klausdieter Pahlke, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Antonello Marino, European Union Clean Sky 2 Fast Rotorcraft IADP
  • Derek Gowanlock, National Research Council (NRC) Canada
Special Session 3: Electric VTOL Testing & Certification, Thursday, Oct. 8
Moderator: Brian Garrett-Glaser,
  • Col Nate Diller, US Air Force, AFWERX Commander
  • Mark Moore, Uber Elevate
  • Wes Ryan, FAA Unmanned and Pilotless Aircraft Technology
  • Starr Ginn, NASA AAM National Campaign
  • David Solar, EASA SC-VTOL Lead
Go to to register for the vertical flight community’s can’t-miss event of the year!
Once registered, check out the virtual event site to ensure capability, set up your profile and save your schedule.