The CAFE Foundation has announced its partnership with the Vertical Flight Society, formerly the American Helicopter Society (AHS). VFS is the non-profit technical society for the advancement of vertical flight.
The VFS has 21 different technical committees and two dozen active chapters around the world. There are over 100 Corporate Members and 28 Educational Members.
CAFE worked with the VFS for the Electric Aircraft Symposium at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, during AirVenture 2019. Now officially combining their efforts, the two organizations are actively planning EAS (Electric Aircraft Symposium) 2020 together. Additionally, VFS has plenty of other events coming in 2020, probably being energized by the growing interest in Urban Air Mobility and the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) machines that will make it possible.
Starting early in the New Year, “The Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 meeting will take place Jan. 21-23, 2020 in San Jose, California, with our eVTOL Short Course planned for Monday, Jan. 20 and a tour of NASA Ames on Friday, Jan. 24. A record number of abstracts were submitted for this jam-packed three-day meeting, which includes the following concurrent events:
- “Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Meeting
- “International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)
- “7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium”
In May, an even larger event will take place.
“The Vertical Flight Society’s 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference, which will beheld at the Palais des congres de Montreal, will span 3 days and include over 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as dozens of invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry.”
Participants for all the above events and others sponsored by the organization must be members of the Vertical Flight Society.
CAFE and the VFS will enjoy the benefits of displaying together at Oshkosh and supporting one another at myriad events throughout the year.