Technical Committees

Through its 21 Technical Committees (TCs) and History Committee, the Vertical Flight Society has gained a reputation as an organization to which the government, industry, academia and the general public look for assistance, direction and leadership with respect to vertical flight technology.

The TCs are comprised of the Society’s most dedicated members from around the world and who are experts in their technical field. The committees develop timely, high quality technical information that is disseminated to the vertical flight community through our Annual Forumtechnical conference and events, workshops, short courses and chapter meetings, which take place throughout the year. In addition, they develop and judge annual competitions such as the Student Design Competition and the new Design-Build-Vertical Flight.

Committee members also serve as Associate Editors and Reviewers for the prestigious AHS Journal, our quarterly technical publication covering theory and practice on a full range of vertical flight topics.

Serving on a Vertical Flight Society Technical Committee is an excellent way to stay current on the state of the art advances in your specific discipline, while interacting and sharing your expertise within the same professional field. You must be a current member in good standing of the Society in order to serve on a technical committee — if you are not currently a member, go to our Membership page to join.

Click here for PDF of the Technical Council Ops Guidelines & Committee Charters and Technical Council organizational chart.

Interested in joining a committee? Request a committee introduction from the Technical Programs Director. Or if you are already a VFS member, log in using your username and password and contact the committee chair directly with summary of your organization and/or technical background and why you are interested joining the committee. Fresh insights are always welcome!

Vertical Flight Society members can access the committee full rosters including email and phone numbers when logged in by clicking on the committee name before the description.