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2022 Transformative Vertical Flight (Multi-Day)

January 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - January 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

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The Transformative Vertical Flight 2022 meeting will take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 in San Jose, California, with an “air taxi” aircraft display on Friday, Jan. 28. The jam-packed meeting includes the following events:

Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight provides a forum for technical paper presentations on emerging aeromechanics challenges and solution methods for future vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, encompassing dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics.


  • Acoustics, dynamics and handling qualities
  • Advanced high-speed rotorcraft
  • Rotor design, optimization and testing
  • Flow control
  • Fast CFD simulations, wakes and airfoils
  • Modeling of propulsion systems

Mars Helicopters

  • Aeromechanics
  • CFD analysis
  • Mars exploration
  • Rotor optimization

Electric VTOL

  • Design, Analysis, and Multi-fidelity Modeling
  • Batteries and Electric Propulsion Concepts
  • Flight Dynamics and Handling Qualities

Urban Air Mobility

  • Weather Solutions for Urban Operations
  • Comprehensive and Aeromechanics Analysis
  • Handling Qualities
  • Conceptual Design

9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium includes invited presentations from leaders in this exciting field. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in eVTOL, and the challenges that still remain. Invited presentations from all areas of eVTOL will be discussed, from researchers and leaders in academia, industry and government agencies from around the globe. The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in electric VTOL since 2014 and has a dedicated website on Electric VTOL News.

Air Taxi Aircraft Displays ($45) SOLD OUT: A special event will be held at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport on the morning (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) of Friday, Jan. 28Buses will be shuttling attendees between the Doubletree Hotel and the Hiller Museum starting at 7:30  am. The last bus will depart from the museum at 1:00 pm. (There is no virtual component for this event.)

In addition to the vertical flight exhibits in the museum, VFS has arranged for the following displays of eVTOL aircraft and models:

  1. Wisk Cora
  2. Elroy Air Chaparral
  3. Tier 1 eR44
  4. Jaunt Journey (scale model)
  5. Transcend Air Vy 400 (scale model)
  6. Aska
  7. Airbus A³ Vahana (permanent display)
  8. Kitty Hawk Flyer (permanent display)
  9. Opener Blackfly (permanent display)

Short Course on Electric VTOL Design will be held online only on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wed., Feb 9 in two half-day sessions. The cost of the course is US$400 ($100 for full-time students). Short course attendees will receive an email communication and link to download course materials before the short course begins. Learn more!

Register For Virtual or In-Person Here


January 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am
January 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm