2021 VFS Webinar Schedule

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View past webinars on our 2020 Webinar Archive page or check out all of our videos on the VFS Video Library page!

The Vertical Flight Society is hosting virtual technical sessions, workshops, presentations and interviews on timely and relevant topics in VTOL and eVTOL. These webinars are hosted either by VFS headquarters or by our chapters around the world. There are sponsorship opportunities for each of the webinars.

The programs provide important information to help the community continue advancing vertical flight.  

Tue., Jan. 19: Austin Meyer - How X-Plane can be used for eVTOL flight, presented by the eVTOL Flight Test Council
1100-1200 EST/1000-1100 CST/0800-0900 PST/1600-1700 UTC
Moderator: Peter Schmidt, Transcend
Speaker: Austin Meyer, X-Plane
On Jan 19th, Austin Meyer, inventor, investor, entrepreneur, software engineer, and CEO/developer of X-Plane will present on flight simulation of eVTOLs based on X-Plane’s “near-first-principle physics” approach. He will discuss the challenges he faced and overcame in doing so with X-Plane, including enhancing blade element theory flight modeling and improving its handling qualities for aircraft with multiple, possibly tilting/transitioning props.
Vertical Flight Society
Tue., Jan. 19: Dr. Paul Bevilaqua - Creating the Joint Strike Fighter, presented by the VFS St Louis Chapter and AIAA
1900-2000 EST/1800-1900 CST/1700-1600 PST/0000-0100 UTC (Jan. 20)
Moderator: Dr. Charlie Svoboda, Boeing
Speaker: Dr. Paul Bevilaqua, Aerospace Consultant (formerly Lockheed Martin)
F-35 Variants
Lockheed Martin won the Joint Strike Fighter competition when the X-35 demonstrator aircraft made a short takeoff, went supersonic, and then landed vertically, the first time any aircraft had accomplished this feat. This was made possible by its innovative dual-cycle propulsion system, invented by Dr. Paul Bevilaqua, who then led the team that demonstrated the feasibility of developing variants of this aircraft for all three military services.
VFS St. Louis Chapter
There will be a limited number of sponsorships available. Contact Jim Sherman to apply for a sponsorship and register.

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 — includes logo on the program promotions, 2 minute video promotion at the start of the session. (Subject to approval and availability.)