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New eVTOL Galleries

New eVTOL Galleries

  • 21 Nov 2022 12:20 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society has posted several additional photo albums of eVTOL aircraft and events.

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A Workshop That Worked

A Workshop That Worked

  • 13 Nov 2022 07:47 AM
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While conferences are a great place to deliver information and expose individuals to new technologies, workshops play an important role in advancing these technologies to the next level — the goal being to provide opportunities for more one-on-one collaboration, free and open discussions, and, most importantly, the identification and solving of problems.

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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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Press Release: VFS 6th Infrastructure Workshop Tackles Site Selection

Press Release: VFS 6th Infrastructure Workshop Tackles Site Selection

  • 30 Aug 2022 10:05 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is in the final stages of preparation for the latest in a series of highly successful workshops focused on advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. The 6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure will be held Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.

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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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VFS Announces Winners of the 39th Annual Student Design Competition

VFS Announces Winners of the 39th Annual Student Design Competition

  • 22 Aug 2022 04:06 PM
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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its 39th Annual Student Design Competition: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute took first place in the Graduate category and University of Maryland in the Undergraduate category.

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 700 Concepts

  • 18 Aug 2022 09:35 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now exceeded 700 designs from nearly 350 companies and innovators worldwide. The directory is part of the VFS Electric VTOL News website, www.eVTOL.news, the world’s oldest and most extensive online resource on eVTOL aircraft and technology. Nearly every leading eVTOL company is a member of VFS, which has more than 175 corporate members worldwide.

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Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

Press Release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

  • 24 Jun 2022 09:30 AM
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More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held in person and online in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2022.

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Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

Commentary: FAA Changes Course on eVTOL Certification

  • 22 Jun 2022 03:49 PM
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On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that met the FAA’s definition of “powered-lift”— a term used nearly exclusively for pilot qualification rules — could not be certified or operate as “airplanes”

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