Technical Committees

Through its 22 Technical Committees (TCs), 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 Forum; technical conferences, 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 Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge.

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. Any member of the Vertical Flight Society is eligible to serve on a technical committee — if you are not currently a member, go to our Membership page to join.

Interested in joining a committee? Log in using your username and password to notify the chair of the committee of your interest or to find out more about 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. Click here for PDF of the Technical Council Ops Guidelines & Committee Charters.