• Forum 74 Videos now available

    The Vertical Flight Society has developed a new benefit. The special sessions and plenary events at Forum 74 were video recorded and are now available for Members Only! Check it out!
  • Forum 74 photos now posted in the Gallery

    More than 100 photos from the 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display, held May 14-17, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona are now available.
  • Forum 74 Proceedings now available

    The Forum 74 proceedings are now available in three different formats. 

    1. Individual Technical Paper PDFs 
    2. The Proceedings CD contains all 250 technical papers
    3. The Downloadable Proceedings similarly contains all 250 technical papers

    Forum 74 papers include cutting-edge breakthroughs, research developments, and advancements in vertical flight technology. All technical papers are now available in the Vertical Flight Library/Online Store as individual PDFs and as collections on CD-ROM or zip file download. (Be sure you are logged in to get your member discount.)
  • Forum 74 Author Bios Available

    Author bios pulled from Mira.
  • Revised & Last Late Paper

    Library containing five (5) revised papers and last late paper.
  • Review Final papers for Best Paper

    Alfred Gessow guidelines and supporting documents located in library.
  • Forum 74 and Sentient sponsor logos added to library.

  • Late papers due now!

  • 5-6 March 2018: MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Advanced Research & Technology Symposium (ARTS)

    Dear Colleague,

    We are pleased to invite you to the fourth MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advanced Research and Technology Symposium (ARTS), which will be held 5-6 March 2018 at the MIT Tang Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    The major objective of this symposium is to reach out to academics, students, and entrepreneurs on MIT campus and in the New England area to encourage and enable the development of advanced technologies in support of national security. The symposium will highlight some of the most pressing challenges confronting our nation’s security and wellbeing, and how advanced technology can help to address these challenges.  Our goal is to stimulate interaction and suggest opportunities to develop new technologies, many of which will have both commercial and defense applicability.

    Sessions will highlight recent technology challenges and revolutionary work that is ongoing at MIT campus and MIT Lincoln Laboratory in areas that will figure prominently in the future of national security:

    • Data-starved artificial intelligence
    • Smart super vehicles
    • The future of (secure) computation
    • Revolutions in biotechnology
    • Materials integration:  from nanoscale to waferscale

    The agenda provides more detail on each session:

    The Symposium also includes a set of associated poster presentations and a session on ways to engage. The poster sessions display other relevant and groundbreaking research projects and provide the audience with the opportunity to interact firsthand with the session speakers and their colleagues. The final session focuses on ways to engage Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, and the U.S. Government to develop research collaborations and other business opportunities.

    You can learn more about ARTS 2018 and register here:

    ARTS 2018

    We hope you can join us, and very much look forward to your participation.


    Robert A. Bond
    Chief Technology Officer
    MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • F74 Final Paper Deadline - April 9th, 2018.

  • Forum 74 Templates & Authors' Guide

    Now available in the library - Forum 74 paper templates and Authors' Guide.
  • Aug 29, 2017 - Dinner Presentation

    Dr. Andrew Makeev (UTA)
    Paul Oldroyd (Bell Helicopter)
    Karen Olesen (Hexcel Corp.)

    Composite Materials Past, Present and Future Applications - Perspectives by and Discussion with Academia & Industry

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 · Texas Star

    Social: 6:00 PM                       
    Speaker/Dinner: 6:30 PM

    Texas Star
    1400 Texas Star Parkway
    Euless, TX 76040

    Members $25
    Member Couples $45
    Non-members $35

    Dress: Business casual

    Dinner Menu:
    Menu TBD, plus Coffee, Tea, Water and Dessert

    For additional information on the dinner meeting or AHS please contact one of the following people:
    Aaron Brieger
    (817) 377-7633
     Christos Bais
    (817) 280-6969
     Kyla Marshall
    (817) 280-4807
     Hong Xin
    (817) 377-7504
     Lloyd Reaves
    (972) 641-5219
     Karl Kulling
    (817) 280-3791
     Rick Mullen
    (817) 280-5197
     George Havrilla
    (817) 280-4253

    Please RSVP by 5:00pm Thursday, August 24th, 2017 if you plan to attend.

  • 6th Annual Banquet - Friday September 15th, 2017

    Sponsored by Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company

    Dan Levin, lead Lockheed Martin F-35 Test Pilot will walk us through the F35 development program focusing on the evolution of the conversion process between conventional and STOVL modes and the takeoff and landing options.

    Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd, PBG, FL 33410
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Social Hour (Cash Bar)
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Banquet Dinner
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Feature Presentation

    $45 per member / $50 per non-member – Open to the public

    RSVP with dinner choice and payment by September 8th, 2017 at or via email at