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VFS announces Student Design Winners

VFS announces Student Design Winners

 The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 36th Annual Student Design Competition: the University of Maryland took top honors in the graduate category, while the collaborative team from University of Maryland and Universidad de Carlos III took first place in the undergraduate category. Airbus was this year’s sponsor of the competition this year with a total of… Read more »

Source: VFS, 22-Aug-19

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce the completion of a comprehensive year-long study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets. The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken in a partnership with VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020 – 2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 20-Aug-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 75th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is the Aerodynamics session: Helicopter Rotor Boundary Layer Transition Measurement in Forward Flight using an Infrared Camera, by Anthony Gardner of the German… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-Jul-19

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, on July 20-21 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2019. The CAFE Foundation and Vertical Flight Society have been… Read more »

Source: VFS, 11-Jul-19

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors. The next Board meeting will be held during the world’s largest vertical flight conference — its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display — May 13–16, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: http://www.vtol.org/forum. The following members were elected to… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-May-19

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 28 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to provide a record number of scholarships this… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 12-Apr-19

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the Society’s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Benjamin León of Georgia Institute of Technology was selected as… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 10-Apr-19

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it has experienced strong growth in all its membership categories, thanks to the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in funding from governments and industry are fueling the… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 25-Jan-19

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VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

VFS to host 6th eVTOL Symposium in Arizona

More than 100 technical experts will speak at the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) 6th Annual Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Symposium and 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting in Mesa, Arizona on January 29-31, 2019. Information is available at www.vtol.org/autonomous. “Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion is an exciting new approach to vertical flight aircraft… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 07-Jan-19

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Bell Fort Worth named Vertical Heritage Site

Bell Fort Worth named Vertical Heritage Site

In 1951, Bell broke ground in Fort Worth for the first factory in the world specifically built to manufacture helicopters. Since then, generations of iconic rotorcraft and tiltrotor have been conceived, with more than 35,000 Bell aircraft delivered worldwide to date. Bell’s Fort Worth Headquarters is the second facility in company history to be designated… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Dec-18

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VFS Recognizes Weston Airport as Historic Site

VFS Recognizes Weston Airport as Historic Site

At a ceremony on Nov. 15, 2018, the Vertical Flight Society officially recognized Weston Airport, Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, UK, as a VFS Vertical Flight Heritage Site. The land is now owned by The Helicopter Museum, the world’s largest dedicated helicopter museum, and the plaque was installed on the Museum’s restored World War II era control tower/pilots’ block…. Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 27-Nov-18

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NEXA Advisors and VFS to Produce Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and VFS to  Produce Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce their collaboration on a new study, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) — Economics and Global Markets. A growing community of aerospace innovators, engineers, futurists and investors believe that the next urban transportation revolution will be in the air. The global economy has become increasingly connected with point-to-point… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 15-Nov-18

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NEXA Advisors and VFS to Produce Landmark Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and VFS to Produce Landmark Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce their collaboration on a new study, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) — Economics and Global Markets. A growing community of aerospace innovators, engineers, futurists and investors believe that the next urban transportation revolution will be in the air. The global economy has become increasingly connected with point-to-point… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 24-Oct-18

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VFS Announces the Winners of Student Design Competition

VFS Announces the Winners of Student Design Competition

The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 35th Annual Student Design Competition: the team comprised of the University of Maryland and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics took top honors in the graduate category, while the University of Maryland’s undergraduate team took first place in the undergraduate competition. The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) sponsored the competition… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 22-Aug-18

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Vertical Flight Society, aka AHS celebrates 75th Birthday

Vertical Flight Society, aka AHS celebrates 75th Birthday

Seventy-five years ago today, the pioneers of the helicopter industry joined together and established a non-profit to advance vertical flight technology: the American Helicopter Society (AHS) was incorporated on June 25, 1943.  For 75 years, the organization has been working to advance vertical flight aircraft of all types and recently announced its name change to… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 26-Jun-18

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The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) presented its 2018 Heritage Sites Award on 17th May at its 74th annual Forum in Phoenix, Arizona to the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The award was presented to museum volunteer Alan Norris by Michael Hirschberg, Executive Director of the VFS. Previously known as the American Helicopter Society, the VFS… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 28-May-18

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AHS Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

AHS Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, Inc. today announced that it is changing its name to The Vertical Flight Society — the tagline that it has used in various forms for the past half-century. Incorporated on June 25, 1943 as the “American Helicopter Society, Inc.” and known as “AHS International” since 1997, the Society is the… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 23-Apr-18

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