• VFS Dinner Meeting Tuesday August 13th

    VFS Dinner Meeting

    On behalf of the Federal City Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society, I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 dinner meeting season! We are excited for some lively conversation and great speakers! 

    For anyone new to the Federal City Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), we will hold quarterly membership meetings. Each of our meetings will be hosted by a corporate partner in the greater DC area.


    The first of our meetings for the upcoming year will be on Tuesday, August 13th 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will be hosted by Lockheed Martin at their Crystal City location.  


    Speakers include:

    USMC Guest Presenter Maj Hawkins, 53K requirements officer

    University of Maryland Student Design Team presentation

    Please note that ticket purchases/RSVPs through the site below are required in advance as there is limited seating for this event.





    Lockheed Martin

    2121 Crystal Drive

    Arlington, VA 22202


    Questions, comments, and/or concerns? Contact Dan Curry at:

  • Forum 75 Videos Posted

    Videos of all Forum 75 plenary and special session panels — as well as the Awards Banquet — are now available! Go to and log in to check out the Forum 75 videos in our Vertical Flight Video Library

    • Opening General Session: Keynote
    • Opening General Session: Straight Talk From The Top
    • VFS Legacy Panel: 75 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight
    • 39th Annual Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship
    • Special Session 1: The Army's Vision for Future Vertical Lift
    • Special Session 2: Perspectives on 75 Years of Vertical Flight
    • Special Session 3: Military Programs Flight Test Panel
    • Special Session 4: US Army Aviation Program Briefings
    • Special Session 5: NATO Next Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities
    • Special Session 6: US Navy/US Marine Corps Program Manager Briefings
    • Special Session 7: Urban Air Mobility Innovations
    • Special Session 8: Challenges in Electric VTOL
    • Special Session 9: UAM System Safety Panel
    • Special Session 10: Progress in Development of Electric VTOL
    • 75th Annual Grand Awards Banquet (Part 1)
    • 75th Annual Grand Awards Banquet (Part 2)

    Videos of the Historic Evening at the Franklin Institute and the pay-per-view eVTOL Short Course are coming soon.
  • Revised papers post-Forum folder created - 12 papers total.

  • Forum 75 Proceedings - logos and miscellaneous files available for proceedings creation.

  • eVTOL Symposium videos now online

    All 49 videos of the invited presentations from the 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium, held Jan. 29-31 in Mesa, Arizona, are now online as part of the Vertical Flight Video Library: Check them out!
  • POSTPONED: FEB VFS FCC Dinner Meeting

    Unfortunately, the next VFS dinner meeting is postponed due to cancellations by the guest speakers. This meeting will be postponed to a new date which has not yet been determined. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to having a meeting soon!

    No dinner meeting on February 12th. This meeting has been postponed.

    All ticket purchases will be refunded.
  • 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 Tech Session Schedule Review

    Chairs to review technical session paper schedule and respond to Julie by Feb. 19th,