• NASA Ames Aeromechanics Branch Intern Group Summer 2019

    March of the Interns

    March of the Interns

    This article is a follow-up to previous reports in Vertiflite, “What to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2018) and “What Else to Do with an Army of Interns” (Vertiflite, Jan/Feb 2019). The saga continues with the “Army...

  • HopFlyt Hops to the Future

    HopFlyt Hops to the Future

    Maryland eVTOL Startup Combines 90-year-old Wing Design with Recent Tech Developments for an Innovative Flying Taxi.

    By John M....

  • The founders of Lilium with the first prototype Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen, Daniel Wiegand and Matthias Meiner.

    Lilium Goes Its Own Way

    Lilium Goes Its Own Way

    Vertiflite visited Lilium in Germany for an update on an eVTOL developer that stands out from the crowd for a number of reasons.

    By Richard...

  • The eVTOL View from Europe

    The eVTOL View from Europe

    Some European eVTOL developers are focused on longer-range regional air mobility rather than intra-city UAM.

    By Richard Whittle


  • VFS Propulsion & Power Presentations Posted

    The Vertical Flight Society held its quadrennial Propulsion and Power Technical Meeting at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Oct. 29-30, 2019. The theme of the two-day conference was “Powering the Future of Vertical Flight,” which highlighted research and development efforts — both current and planned — related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other vertical flight vehicles.

    Some 110 vertical flight propulsion...

  • First eVTOL Defining Challenges Workshop 10-12 September 2019, Washington, D.C., USA.

    VFS eVTOL Defining Challenges Workshop

    By VFS Staff

    Vertiflite, November/December 2019

    On Sept. 10–12, the Vertical Flight Society hosted its first workshop on the defining challenges of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban air...