Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum 2017 in Japan Throughout the year, AHS—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 (75-100 person) regional or technical specialists' meetings, or our Annual Forum — the biggest and best vertical flight technical event in the world, with more than 1,100 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!

  • ERF logo, white 44th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), Sep 18, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018

    This Forum will be the 44th in a series of meetings, which take place annually across Europe, rotating around the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia.

    Delft, The Netherlands

  • HELMOT HELMOT XVIII - 2018, Oct 24, 2018 to Oct 25, 2018

    The meeting will highlight integrated mission systems research and development enabling increased capability for vertical lift aircraft and provide some user perspective on recent operations. The theme is "Transformational Technologies and Their Application to the Vertical Lift Battlespace."

    Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA

  • 7th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum 2018, Oct 30, 2018 to Nov 01, 2018

    The 7th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum will examine the latest advances in innovative rotorcraft design, compound helicopter, rotorcraft development history, aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, dynamics, flight dynamics and controls, smart rotor, propulsion, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), system integration, composites, reliability, affordability, HUMS, avionics, safe operations, and on going rotorcraft development programs.

    Jeju Island, South Korea

  • International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) 2018, Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018

    The International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) focuses on the latest developments in Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft research, concepts and programs.

    Bristol, UK

  • Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & eVTOL Symposium 2019, Jan 29, 2019 to Jan 31, 2019

    Sponsored by the Arizona Chapter, this meeting will discuss advancements in manned/unmanned and civil/military autonomous VTOL and electric VTOL aircraft. Abstracts due Sept. 10!

    Mesa, Arizona, USA

  • Technical Meeting Development, Affordability & Qualification of Complex Systems 2019, Feb 20, 2019 to Feb 21, 2019

    Sponsored by the Redstone Chapter, this meeting will discuss standards, processes, methods and tools relevant to the qualification and fielding of aviation systems exhibiting the complex behaviors induced by artificial intelligence as well as examine how to affordably and safely develop highly integrated subsystems into a highly reconfigurable piloted, optionally piloted or unmanned vertical lift platform. Abstracts due Aug. 31!

    Huntsville, Alabama, USA

  • 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display, May 13, 2019 to May 16, 2019

    The Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display returns to where it all began, in Philadelphia! Celebrate our Diamond Jubilee with the world's leading vertical flight technology conference. The four 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 75 — abstracts due Oct. 15!

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA