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The Electric VTOL News, Vol. 3, No. 5: Apr 5, 2018

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eVTOL Short Course at AHS Forum 74

The number of eVTOL aircraft in development is growing rapidly, with more than 60 designs already announced. Over $1 billion has been invested in the past five years to develop new eVTOL aircraft with much more to come. 

AHS—The Vertical Flight Society will be hosting a 1-day Short Course on eVTOL Technology on May 14 in conjunction with the AHS 74th Annual Forum in Phoenix, Arizona. The course will be given by world-class VTOL and eVTOL lecturers from industry, academia and government. 

The morning section will focus on the principles, e.g.: aeromechanics of high disk loading props, trim and transient characteristics of VTOL aircraft, electrochemical power, and permanent magnet machines and drives. The afternoon will focus on technologies: NASA's integrated design tool for VTOL/eVTOL, detailed design examples, and flight-worthy power-train construction, integration and testing. 

For more information, including the detailed course syllabus, or to register: The course fee is $275.

The 74th Annual Forum early bird registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, April 6! Forum 74 is the world's largest vertical flight technical conference and will eVTOL technical papers, the eVTOL short course, and special panels on electric and hybrid-electric VTOL:

Forum 74 eVTOL Sessions

Special Session: 
Flight Qual/Cert Advanced VTOL
Chair: Rick Simmons, ACFT
  • Greg Bowles, GAMA
  • Gerald Montague, Army ADD
  • Dave Stephan, Army AED
  • Colin Theodore, NASA Ames Research Center
  • FAA Advanced VTOL Flight Test & Certification Team:
    – Gary Horan, Electric Propulsion 
    – David Sizoo, Flight Test 
    – John Strasburger,
    VTOL Systems 
    – David Webber, VTOL Proj Ofc / Flight Test Engineer
Special Session:
Promise & Progress of eVTOL

Chair: Michael Duffy, Boeing
  • Mark Moore, Uber
  • Carl Dietrich, Terrafugia
  • Fritz Langford, Aurora
  • TBD
Special Panel Session: 
Challenges of eVTOL
Chair: Chris Silva, NASA Ames
  • Juan Alonso, Stanford
  • Leandro Maia, Embraer
  • Dan Newman, Boeing
  • Robert Scott, Army ADD
  • Monica Syal, A³ by Airbus
Register for Forum 74 today!

Join us at these upcoming events and help advance eVTOL aircraft!

May 1–3, Denver, Colorado
AHS VTOL Session (May 1)

May 8–9, Los Angeles, California
Uber Elevate Summit 

May 11–12, San Francisco, California 
Sustainable Aviation Symposium

May 14–17, Phoenix, Arizona
AHS International 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display
Early bird deadline is April 6!

June 19–20, Cologne, Germany
UKi Future of Transportation:
Urban Mobility and Smart Cities

June 25–29, Atlanta, Georgia
AIAA AVIATION 2018 Transformational Electric Flight Workshop and Expo

July 12–13, Cincinnati, Ohio
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)

July 21–22, Oshkosh, WI
CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium

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

Jan 29–31, Phoenix, Arizona
8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium

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eVTOL Companies Hiring!
AHS corporate members Aurora, Autonodyne, AVX Aircraft, Bell, Joby, Lilium, Piasecki, Terrafugia and many other companies are looking for top talent to make their eVTOL aircraft successful. AHS members can see full postings and apply for jobs at
eVTOL.News Website Keeps Growing
Have you checked out the website lately? We now have 60+ VTOL designs listed in our directory! Learn about the different eVTOL aircraft now under development and check out our latest news stories.

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Vertically yours,

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director
AHS International — The Vertical Flight Society
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