On Wednesday December 6th, VFS Philly virtually heard from Paul Fardink, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)! If you are a VFS Member, the presentation is uploaded to our Member’s Only Content page!
VFS Philly had our last virtual Lunch N’ Learn presentation Wednesday August 2, featuring a talk by Joby Aviation Senior Writer, Brian Garrett-Glaser on eVTOL Flight!
VFS Philly hosted a virtual Lunch N’ Learn presentation featuring a talk by Boeing Senior Technical Fellow and VFS Philadelphia Board Member Dan Newman!
Since the successful fielding of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, there has been a strong desire for such runway independent aircraft that are also capable of very high speed cruising flight. There has been a lot of time and treasure invested in developing and demonstrating these VSTOL aircraft, and several attempts to characterize them culminating in the VSTOL Wheel, but each exhibits specific drawbacks in practice. The current approach is inadvertently limiting the capability for regulatory agencies to review and approve new concepts. A new, simple taxonomy has been developed by the presenter and is proposed that is suitably broad to characterize every VSTOL concept suggested, and sufficiently robust to include any in the future. And the approach offers a means to leverage each new aircraft certification, to reduce the subsequent workload and uncertainty.
VFS Philly hosted our latest virtual Lunch N’Learn on Friday, February 24th at 12:30PM, by Peng Wei, an associate professor from George Washington University.
On Wednesday November 16th ,2022, Rebecca Lehman from DroneDeploy discussed about Drones for Sustainable Development.
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.