On Tuesday, December 13, 2022, VFS Philly had the incredible opportunity to hear from the Executive Director of the Vertical Flight Society, Mike Hirschberg!
On Wednesday November 16th ,2022, Rebecca Lehman from DroneDeploy discussed about Drones for Sustainable Development.
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center hosted their 2022 Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday October 8th, 2022, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Photos and more information can be found on their website, linked below.
Some of the VFS Philly Chapter Officers attended the Wings N’ Wheels event in Blue Bell, PA on September 10, 2022. The event was a huge hit this year after a hiatus due to the pandemic. Our Chapter Officers shared the fun of rotary aircraft by showing kids how to spin air props, how to control and fly drones, and of course, spread the word about the benefits of being a Vertical Flight Society member.
The Wings N’ Wheels community event benefits Angel Flight East, whose mission is to provide free flights for children and adults in need of medical treatment far from their home.
More about Wings N’ Wheels and Angel Flight East can be found on their webpage.
The latest virtual Lunch N’ Learn took place on August 31st, titled: Pushing the Boundaries of Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Rotorcraft by Umberto Saetti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland.
The Philly Chapter of VFS hosted a dinner meeting on April 12, 2022 and was held at the Town Hall in Media, PA. The dinner meeting included two presentations, one by Fred Piasecki on the PA-890 EVTOL Slowed Rotor Winged Compound, and the second by USNA Students on the Design of a VTOL UAS for Environmental Survey Above the Arctic Circle.