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Return to Oshkosh: EAA AirVenture 2022

Return to Oshkosh: EAA AirVenture 2022

  • 19 Sep 2022 06:53 AM
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Although it was held during the pandemic last year, AirVenture 2022 was a return to full strength for the world’s largest fly-in.

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Integrated Propulsion: Proving the Promise of Hybrid Air Transport

Integrated Propulsion: Proving the Promise of Hybrid Air Transport

  • 19 Sep 2022 12:00 AM
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Leading engine manufacturers are developing hybrid-electric powerplants for turboprop and turbofan regional airliners for reduced emissions, fuel consumption and operating costs.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Momentum

eVTOL Leaders Continue Momentum

  • 08 Sep 2022 12:37 AM
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The biennial Farnborough International Airshow, held in England on July 18–22, provided a few of the leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developers a high-profile stage for a flurry of announcements.

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VFS Members and Staff Participate in US Government Summits

VFS Members and Staff Participate in US Government Summits

  • 29 Aug 2022 04:02 PM
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Society’s influence recognized by key officials in advancing vertical flight.

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Engaging Electric Aircraft

Engaging Electric Aircraft

  • 27 Aug 2022 12:55 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society hosted the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) on July 23–24, 2022, the weekend before Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Commentary: An Uplifting Community

Commentary: An Uplifting Community

  • 24 Aug 2022 04:00 PM
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Whereas associations and other groups talk about the “helicopter industry” and the “vertical lift industry,” the Vertical Flight Society — a technical, educational non-profit — is here for the “vertical flight community.” We are not a trade association or a business league. We are the community of individuals, universities, companies and other organizations focused on the mission of advancing vertical flight.

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SilentWings Aims for Long Range with Hydrogen

SilentWings Aims for Long Range with Hydrogen

  • 22 Aug 2022 11:31 AM
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Munich-based startup SilentWings is pioneering a novel concept for a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drone that combines a hydrogen fuel cell and a unique tail-tilting design.

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Advanced Air Mobility Market Update - Vertical Flight Society

Advanced Air Mobility Market Update - Vertical Flight Society

  • 28 Jul 2022 02:21 AM
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In the seven and a half years since the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) held its first Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) symposium on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in 2014, the electrification of the air transport industry has become a global movement touching almost every aviation segment and continent including Asia.

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NASA’s LA-8: Generating Public eVTOL Data

NASA’s LA-8: Generating Public eVTOL Data

  • 06 Jul 2022 05:33 PM
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While numerous electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft move toward certification, NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is researching how these aircraft operate and interact with an electric-propulsion system.

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Leadership Moves, Jul-Aug 2022

Leadership Moves, Jul-Aug 2022

  • 06 Jul 2022 04:15 PM
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Archer Aviation announced on April 18 that Adam Goldstein had assumed the position of sole CEO at the California-based electric VTOL developer.

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