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The Electric VTOL News, Vol. 3, No. 10: Jul 20, 2018

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Happy VTOL Silver Jubilee!

First Annual Dinner (Oct. 7, 1944)The Vertical Flight Society was founded 75 years ago as the American Helicopter Society (AHS) on June 25, 1943. It was started by the early pioneers in the field, just as that new type of VTOL aircraft — the helicopter — was beginning to prove its worth. For three-quarters of a century, we've been leading efforts to advance the state of the art of vertical flight technology — from helicopters and tiltrotors to MAVs, UAVs, jet lift and beyond.

Now, a growing number of our 100 corporate members and 6,000 individual members are pioneering the next disruptive wave in vertical flight. It's electric! Over the past 5 years, VFS has led a series of workshops on the transformative vertical flight potential of electric VTOL, with dozens of hours of video recorded panels and presentations.

In April 2017, we launched www.eVTOL.news, the first news site focused on the electric VTOL revolution. Other sites are now copying the eVTOL News™ newsletter, but none can match the expertise in VTOL technology of the Vertical Flight Society. 

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Recent eVTOL Newsby VFS
• Aston Martin Volante, July 16
• Rolls-Royce EVTOL, July 15
• Opener BlackFly, July 13
 
GoFly Announces Ph I Winners
On June 14, GoFly announced that 10 teams had been awarded $20,000 each to support their continued efforts in the competition. All 10 concepts have been added to eVTOL.news under Hover Bikes & Devices, now with 25 concepts listed. VFS is a major supporter of the GoFly Prize and its participants.
Mark Your Calendars!

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

Nov 13–15, Bristol, UK
RAeS / AHS-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


May 13–16, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

Save the date for the Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display. The Call for Papers will be released in late July — plan your abstract now!

Is an important eVTOL event missing? Let us know!

Vertiflite Magazine Now Online

The Vertical Flight Society has the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of VTOL technical documents in the Vertical Flight Library & Online Store, with more than 11,000 PDFs online. Members can also log in and read the current and back-issues of Vertiflite for free. The July/August 2018 issue of Vertiflite is now online, a bumper issue with 13 feature articles that spans 80 pages! Members can freely download 65 years of Vertiflite magazine since the first issue was published in 1953 — nearly 800 issues!

The Vertical Flight Society is the global resource for information on VTOL technology!

eVTOL Educational Videos

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

In addition, the two short courses held at Forum 74 are available on a pay-per-view video-on-demand basis. Check out these trailers as an example of the in-depth technical content provided in more than 5 hours of lectures each:
  • Rotorcraft Modeling Short Course: This course reviews various rotorcraft configurations and the challenges they represent, examines how static and periodic trim are achieved, and explores blade dynamics, rotor aerodynamics and wake modeling.
  • Electric VTOL Short Course: The online course includes lectures on fundamentals of eVTOL, permanent magnet motors and hybrid electric VTOL experience. 
Check out our video libraries on Vimeo and YouTube!

eVTOL Companies Hiring!

Vertical Flight Society corporate members A³, Aurora Flight Sciences, Autonodyne, Bell, Joby, Lilium, Piasecki, Terrafugia, Volocopter and other companies are looking for top talent to make their eVTOL aircraft successful. Society members can see full postings and apply for jobs at careers.vtol.org.
eVTOL.News Website Keeps Growing

Have you checked out our eVTOL.news™ website lately? We now have more than 100 eVTOL designs listed in our directory, and the number continues to grow! As of July 15, the site has 45 vectored thrust aircraft listed; 12 lift + cruise configurations; 24 wingless multicopter aircraft; and 23 Hover Bikes/Personal Flying Devices. 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,
Mike.

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

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director
AHS International — The Vertical Flight Society
www.vtol.org
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