The Vertical Flight Society hosted two sessions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 trade show held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On Monday, March 4, VFS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director of VFS presented on The Future of Vertical Flight. Slides are available and the video recording has been posted. 

On Wed. morning, March 6, 2019, the Vertical Flight Society hosted a special two-hour panel on The Electric VTOL Revolution. Moderated by acclaimed journalist Elan Head of Vertical Magazine, our second annual panel featured leaders in the helicopter industry discussing how electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are poised to revolutionize vertical flight — and perhaps society as a whole.

Watch this special 2-hour panel of experts discuss the incredible promise and progress of the Electric VTOL Revolution on the VFS YouTube Channel! Slides are linked from the speakers’ names:

The Electric VTOL Revolution
March 6, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Moderated by Elan Head, Vertical Magazine
  1. Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, Vertical Flight Society
  2. Scott Drennan, VP Innovation, Bell
  3. Zach Lovering, VP of Urban Air Mobility Systems, Airbus UAM
  4. Thierry Grison, Business Development Hybrid New Market, Safran
  5. Danny Sitnam, President/CEO, Helijet International
  6. Rex Alexander, President, 5 Alpha
  7. Michael Dyment, Managing Partner, NEXA Capital Partners

Bios for the panelists are also available. 

In addition, helicopter and eVTOL videos were made and are available on the VFS YouTube Channel, including an interview with Jeffrey Bennett, SureFly Project Manager.

Helicopter and eVTOL photos from the Heli-Expo exhibits are also available at https://gallery.vtol.org/album/PZHX. (VFS members can request access to high-resolution images.)

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