Education

That’s a Wrap! Transformative Vertical Flight 2020

With 60 invited speakers, 60 technical paper presentations, and record-breaking attendance, the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) wrapped up its Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 conference and the 7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium in San Jose, CA, January 23rd. The event informed industry professionals where eVTOLs are today, where the industry is headed, and what challenges remain…

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Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 Conference January 2020 in San Jose, CA

Recent market studies commissioned by NASA and several financial investment and analysis companies have caused major players in the mainstream aerospace industry to reverse course on their earlier dismissive attitudes about the eVTOL sector when it was first emerging in 2011-2016. The research suggests that as many as 100,000 eVTOL aircraft will be in commercial…

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Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) Launches

With an eye toward acceptance and the safe integration of a new class of aircraft – VTOLs and eVTOLS – into urban communities worldwide, a group of 13 organizations and enterprises have formed the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI). The nonprofit organization includes aviation industry stalwarts such as Bell, Black & Veatch, and Karem Aircraft,…

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Eventful: Vertical Flight Society Roster of Upcoming Events

The Vertical Flight Society continues its aviation industry-leading confabs with five upcoming gatherings. Hampton, Virginia, is the site of the Propulsion Technical Meeting 2019 on October 29 and 30. The “Powering the Future of Vertical Flight” conference will focus on current and planned research and development of manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other VTOL vehicles….

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So You Wanna Build a Flying Car

Orville and Wilbur should’ve been so lucky. The Wright Brothers, famous for being the first to put a sustainable ‘flying machine’ in the sky had but a few years of high school education. Now, as an extension of decades of college and university-based aviation-related engineering education, would-be flying car designers can avail themselves of a…

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