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Press Release: VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition

Press Release: VFS Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition

  • 23 Apr 2024 08:54 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. 

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

  • 22 Apr 2024 10:06 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 reached 1,000 concepts from more than 430 designers.

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3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium

3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium

  • 17 Apr 2024 11:34 PM
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The 3rd Annual H2-Aero Symposium, the Vertical Flight Society’s premier meeting on hydrogen aviation, occurred on March 13–14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Commentary: The Evolving VTOL Workforce

Commentary: The Evolving VTOL Workforce

  • 16 Apr 2024 01:04 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society leads advocacy efforts to advance vertical flight, bringing together members from industry, academia and government to tackle the toughest challenges. In this role, it is our responsibility to sound the alarm: the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft workforce is at a critical juncture.

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eVTOL / AAM videos published

eVTOL / AAM videos published

  • 11 Mar 2024 11:05 PM
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VFS has recently published a number of videos from its and other associations' events on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)/eVTOL

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TVF 2024 Reaches New Heights

TVF 2024 Reaches New Heights

  • 29 Feb 2024 11:37 AM
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On Feb. 6–8, the Vertical Flight Society hosted its Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2024 meeting in Santa Clara, California.

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GoAERO Launches $2M+ VTOL Challenge

GoAERO Launches $2M+ VTOL Challenge

  • 12 Feb 2024 02:05 PM
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“GoAERO is a three-year global competition with over $2M in prizes to build emergency response flyers that will rescue people and perform critical response missions,” Lighter said. “We are catalyzing the creation of safe, portable, robust, autonomy-enabled flyers that respond to challenges posed by natural disasters, climate change, medical emergencies and humanitarian crises.”

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Upcoming: VFS Battery Webinar

Upcoming: VFS Battery Webinar

  • 12 Feb 2024 12:53 PM
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Dr. Steve Folland of Beta will lead a webinar addressing batteries, comparing them to liquid fuels, and covering state of charge and open circuit voltage, energy levels, and other factors affecting

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Press Release: VFS to Hold World’s Largest & Longest Running eVTOL Symposium Next Month

Press Release: VFS to Hold World’s Largest & Longest Running eVTOL Symposium Next Month

  • 16 Jan 2024 10:21 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight technology, announces today that its annual conference on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will be the world’s largest event ever on the emerging industry. 

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16 Teams Selected for Annual DBVF Competition

16 Teams Selected for Annual DBVF Competition

  • 16 Jan 2024 04:19 AM
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In October, VFS selected 16 universities to compete in the fourth annual Design–Build–Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition.

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