Events

Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum 2017 in Japan Throughout the year, the Vertical Flight Society organizes and co-sponsors several regional and international conferences around the world that facilitate the advancement of the theory and practices of helicopter and other VTOL aircraft technology. Whether smaller (100-400 person) regional or technical specialists' meetings, or our Annual Forum — the biggest and best vertical flight technical event in the world, with more than 1,300 attendees — every event is designed to impart as much knowledge and understanding as possible, as well as provide networking contacts and excitement about the future of vertical flight.

Check out these exciting upcoming vertical flight technical events, and make your plans today to be part of tomorrow's vertical flight technology!

  • Forum 77 logo rotor icon (png) 77th Annual Forum & Technology Display, May 10, 2021 to May 14, 2021

    The Vertical Flight Society's 77th Annual Forum & Technology Display will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 5-day virtual event will include more than 200 papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government. Plan now to be part of Forum 77!

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  • eVTOL Short Course, Jun 14, 2021 to Jun 15, 2021

    Organized by the VFS eVTOL Technical Committee, this multi-presenter course will provide an overview of the unique challenges and opportunities of this new class of vehicles. Both electric and hybrid-electric passenger carrying vertical flight aircraft will be covered for a variety of missions ranging from personal/private use to urban air taxis to regional electric VTOL bizjets.

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  • Cost Estimating Short Course, Jun 22, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021

    In this 2-day class, we will explain the language, methods, and strategies that define the field of aerospace cost engineering as it is applied to VTOL aircraft. This class will teach you how to estimate and describe the cost of an aircraft and how to identify an affordable design.

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  • 47th European Rotorcraft Forum, Sep 07, 2021 to Sep 10, 2021

    The 47th European Rotorcraft Forum is organised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and will take place virtually on 7-10 Sept. 2021.

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  • 9th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF), Nov 03, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021

    Rescheduled from 2020, this conference is organized by Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), with support of the local VFS chapters of the participating countries. It will feature research from Asia, Australia and around the world.

    Nanjing, China

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  • 2022 Transformative Vertical Flight, Jan 24, 2022 to Jan 27, 2022

    This event will include the Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Meeting and the 9th Annual Electrical VTOL Symposium.

    San Jose, California, USA

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