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The Electric VTOL News, Vol. 3, No. 12: Aug 23, 2018

Welcome to our latest eVTOL eNewsletter! These emails are intended to keep you up to date with important news and events on electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The Electric VTOL News™ is published twice monthly by the Vertical Flight Society, the world's oldest and largest international professional society for those working to advance vertical flight technology. If you don't wish to receive these emails, please click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of this message.

6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium

Are you working on leading-edge autonomous or electric VTOL technology? The Vertical Flight Society's 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium will be held on Jan. 29-31 as part of the 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting, in Mesa, Arizona. The conference will feature technical paper presentations related to manned and unmanned autonomous VTOL aircraft, while the Symposium will feature invited presentations, panel sessions and discussions on electric and hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft. Technical paper abstracts are due Sept. 10 — be part of this important event!

Meeting registration and hotel reservations are now open: Join speakers from industry, academia and government agencies to expand your understanding of the progress and challenges of electric and hybrid electric VTOL. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available for organizations to highlight their work in autonomy and electric VTOL. 

A new eVTOL Short Course will be offered on Monday, Jan. 28, in conjunction with the event. The course will be taught by Dr. James Wang, a leading figure in electric VTOL aircraft development. 

Workhorse Group has continued its flight testing. The company posted a video of its SureFly hybrid-electric two-seat eVTOL conducting multiple free flights. The company also unveiled new branding & social media channels.

Reminder: It’s not too late to compete in the GoFlyPrize challenge! To compete, create a new team, join an existing team, or be matched with a team, email and make your mark on the future of flight.

ICYMI: Check out our eVTOL photos from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh and our other galleries
Mark Your Calendars!

Oct 1–2, 2018; San Francisco, CA
Revolution.Aero by Corporate Jet Investor

Nov 13–15, 2018; Bristol, UK
RAeS / VFS / AIAA / SAE International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)

Jan 29–31, 2019; Mesa, Arizona
Vertical Flight Society's 8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium. Abstracts due Sept. 10!

May 13–16, 2019; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Call for Papers for the Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display is now available! Technical paper abstracts are due Oct. 15 — start working on your abstract now!

Is an important eVTOL event missing? Let us know!

eVTOL Companies Hiring!

Vertical Flight Society corporate members A³, Aurora, Autonodyne, Bell, Joby, Lilium, Piasecki, Terrafugia, Volocopter & many other companies are looking for top talent to make their eVTOL aircraft successful. VFS members can search & apply for jobs at

eVTOL Educational Videos

Have you checked out the extensive eVTOL video library collection? All special sessions and plenary events at the Vertical Flight Society's Forum 74 in Phoenix in May 2018 were video recorded and are now available online, and PDFs of the more than 40 presentations are available in the Vertical Flight Library.
  • 2018 Nikolsky Lecture on sUAS*
  • Promise and Progress of eVTOL*
  • Challenges of eVTOL*
  • Flight Qualification and Certification
  • Grand Awards Banquet
* Members Only, but anyone interested in eVTOL should be a member of VFS

All videos and presentations from the 5th Annual eVTOL Symposium (aka "Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop") in Jan. 2018 are also available to the public:

Check out our video libraries on Vimeo and YouTube!
eVTOL.News Website Keeps Growing

Have you checked out our™ website lately? We now have more than 120 eVTOL designs listed in our directory, and the number continues to grow! 

We have also added new functionality to the site: 

Learn about the different eVTOL aircraft now under development and check out our latest news stories. Past editions of The Electric VTOL News™ are also available. 

We hope you enjoy The Electric VTOL News™. Please pass it on to other interested professionals or let us know how we can improve this service!

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Vertically yours,

P.S. Why the ™? Other email services are now using the name "eVTOL News". To avoid confusion, we want you to know that we are the original!

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director
AHS — The Vertical Flight Society
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