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Press Release: VFS Now Has 160 Corporate Members

Press Release: VFS Now Has 160 Corporate Members

  • 08 Oct 2021 08:25 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) / advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft developments around the world. 

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Virtual Meetings — Continuing to Serve

Virtual Meetings — Continuing to Serve

  • 25 Sep 2021 04:24 AM
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As we journey through the second year of precautionary measures related to COVID-19, the Vertical Flight Society continues to provide webinars on relevant vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and electric VTOL (eVTOL) developments to keep members learning and actively engaged.

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2021

  • 25 Sep 2021 03:28 AM
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On June 22, Senators Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced the Recognizing and Ensuring Taxpayer Access to Infrastructure Necessary for GPS and Satellite 14 Communications Act of 2021 (RETAIN Act).

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VFS eVTOL Newsletter, Sept. 23, 2021

VFS eVTOL Newsletter, Sept. 23, 2021

  • 23 Sep 2021 12:08 PM
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Check out the latest issue of the VFS eVTOL News eNewsletter!

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Orlando Helicopter’s Electric Sikorsky S-52

Orlando Helicopter’s Electric Sikorsky S-52

  • 14 Sep 2021 11:30 AM
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Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology has only become a reality in the past decade, but one battery-powered electric helicopter briefly made it off the ground more than 35 years ago.

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Coming to Terms: Model Based

Coming to Terms: Model Based

  • 02 Sep 2021 11:22 AM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that threaten to become routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading or erroneous. This installment clarifies what is a model-based method, and identifies distinctions between and complexities of various approaches.

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Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

Commentary: Decision Time for FARA

  • 31 Aug 2021 01:05 PM
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In July, during the US Army Industry Days at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Project Manager for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA), Col. Greg Fortier, made some remarkable comments. Fortier is in the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation, PEO(A), which took over leadership of the FARA project from the Army Futures Command (AFC) this year.

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15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Is Another Great Success

  • 25 Aug 2021 02:04 PM
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The 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) took place virtually from July 20–22, 2021, with more than 450 registrants.

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Future Fuel: HyPoint’s  Hydrogen Revolution

Future Fuel: HyPoint’s Hydrogen Revolution

  • 24 Aug 2021 06:20 AM
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Will hydrogen eventually supplant traditional sources of aviation fuels? One company thinks so.

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Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

Press Release: Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021-2022 Student Design Competition

  • 11 Aug 2021 07:21 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society today announces that the request for proposal (RFP) for its 39th Annual Student Design Competition (SDC) has been published. The 2021-2022 competition challenges students to design an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that accommodates passengers with a broad spectrum of mobility difficulties or other disabilities for urban air mobility (UAM) missions.

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