*UPCOMING* Virtual Speaker Event: Origins and Development of the Quiet Supersonic Technology X-Plane

We invite you to join us on May 22nd for a virtual speaker event hosted by our friends in the AIAA Greater Philadelphia Section. Senior Aero Engineer Chris Bellido will present an interesting talk about the development of the X-59 QUESST

Please see the below flyer for details and use the link in the PDF to register. You can also use the following link to sign up if the link in the PDF does not work for you:  https://aiaa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdeqgpj8jGNYgadC9JLvxDRolKGANG8y1#/registration

European Rotorcraft Developments & US Naval Academy Capstone Design Presentation

Thanks to all that came out for our April dinner meeting at the Emerald Room in Philadelphia!  We heard two presentations: one from the United States Naval Academy Rotorcraft Students on their Capstone Work, as well as a presentation on European Rotorcraft Developments by Jim McLaughlin, Director – Technology & Innovation, Leonardo Helicopters. Special thanks to the National Defense Industrial Association Delaware Valley Chapter (NDIA DVC) for sponsoring this meeting!

To see the presentations from the dinner, check out our Members Only Content page

A Night at the American Helicopter Museum

On Wednesday February 28th, VFS Philly heard from Kaydon Stanzione, CEO of LogistiWerx Inc and VFS Membership VP and the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. In addition to his extensive experience in advanced technology development, Kaydon has aided both VFS and AIAA in varying capacities – especially in expanding student outreach and programs.

Thoughts from the Vertical Flight Society Executive Director

VFS Philadelphia had the great opportunity to hear from VFS Executive Director Angelo Collins at our January 24,m 2024 dinner meeting at the Inn at Swarthmore! We want to give a big thank you to our sponsor, Insight Global, for a great night!