• VFS Dinner Meeting Save the Date Feb 12th 2019

    Hopefully everyone had a nice holiday season! The Federal City Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society, would like to announce the next dinner meeting of this season. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and will be hosted by Lockheed Martin at their Crystal City location. The speakers have not yet been determined.

    Speakers include:
         Guest Speaker: TBD
         Student Speaker: TBD

                    1700-1745 Social Reception
                    1745-1800 Move to Dinner Area
                    1800-1845 Dinner
                    1845-1900 Move to Auditorium
                    1900-1920 Student Presentation
                    1920-1930 Questions
                    1930-2015 Main Speaker Presentation
                     2015-2030 Questions
                     2030 End
                    Free underground parking after 1600 is available but you must take a ticket to open the gate and to exit.

    Lockheed Martin
    2121 Crystal Drive
    Arlington, VA 22202
  • Forum 75 abstracts spreadsheet available for download.

    The full list of Forum 75 abstracts from each committee (accepted and rejected) is available for download in the library.
  • 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