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!

  • Compressor 2019 Propulsion and Power Technical Meeting, Oct 29, 2019 to Oct 30, 2019

    The theme of the 2-day conference is “Powering the Future of Vertical Flight”, which will highlight research and development efforts, both current and planned, related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other vertical flight vehicles. The meeting will consist of unclassified, unrestricted presentations and be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Virginia.

    Hampton, Virginia

  • 8th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum 2019 (ARF), Oct 30, 2019 to Nov 02, 2019

    The 8th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum will examine the latest advances in innovative rotorcraft design, rotorcraft development history, aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, dynamics, flight dynamics and controls, smart rotor, propulsion, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles), system integration, composites, reliability, affordability, HUMS, avionics and on going rotorcraft development programs.

    Ankara, Turkey

  • NASA eVTOL concept over ATL (jpg) 2020 Transformative Vertical Flight, Jan 21, 2020 to Jan 23, 2020

    This full three-day meeting will include the following concurrent events: Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Meeting; the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC); and the 7th Annual Electrical VTOL Symposium.

    San Jose, California, USA

  • 2020 Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Technical Meeting, February 18-20, 2020, Huntsville, Alabama 2020 Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Technical Meeting, Feb 18, 2020 to Feb 20, 2020

    The VFS Redstone Chapter will be sponsoring the Rotorcraft Handling Qualities Technical Meeting on February 18-20, 2020 in Huntsville, Alabama. The Subject matter will focus on the meeting needs of both military and civil rotorcraft handling qualities, flight controls, and vehicle design communities.

    Huntsville, Alabama, USA

  • 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display, May 19, 2020 to May 21, 2020

    The Vertical Flight Society's 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display returns to Montreal. Abstracts due by Oct. 7! The three-day event will include some 250 technical papers — on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems — as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government. Don't miss Forum 76!

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada