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Coming to Terms: Runway Independence

Coming to Terms: Runway Independence

  • 01 Jul 2023 07:18 PM
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This series addresses the uses of terminology that threaten to become routine expressions or idioms — or already are — but are misleading, unfavorable, erroneous or prejudicial. This installment addresses terminology for vertical takeoff and landing capability derived from a fixed-wing perspective.

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Coming to Terms: Research is Not Development (But Development is Sometimes Research)

Coming to Terms: Research is Not Development (But Development is Sometimes Research)

  • 02 May 2023 10:05 AM
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This series addresses terminology that is misleading or erroneous, and proffers definitions to be used as canonical.

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DARPA SPRINTs Toward High-Speed VTOL

DARPA SPRINTs Toward High-Speed VTOL

  • 25 Apr 2023 06:33 AM
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has renewed efforts to develop a high-speed, runway-independent VTOL aircraft.

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Commentary: The Forum for Advancing Vertical Flight

Commentary: The Forum for Advancing Vertical Flight

  • 20 Apr 2023 02:19 PM
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The Vertical Flight Society is now celebrating 80 years since it was founded on Feb. 25, 1943, and officially recognized by the State of Connecticut as "The American Helicopter Society, Incorporated" on June 25, 1943.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Advancements

eVTOL Leaders Continue Advancements

  • 20 Apr 2023 09:08 AM
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In the past months, several of the leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies have made announcements showing their advancements towards testing, production, certification and operations. The following represents a summary of recent news.

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H2-Aero Symposium: Zero Emissions Aircraft Take Flight

H2-Aero Symposium: Zero Emissions Aircraft Take Flight

  • 20 Apr 2023 05:55 AM
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The Vertical Flight Society hosted its Second Annual H2-Aero Symposium in Long Beach, California, on March 28–30.

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Lost in the Noise

Lost in the Noise

  • 20 Apr 2023 05:03 AM
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With rules yet to be written, aircraft yet to be tested, and public perceptions yet to be determined, aircraft noise poses complex questions for the makers of advanced air mobility.

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eVTOL Leaders Continue Developments

eVTOL Leaders Continue Developments

  • 29 Mar 2023 04:56 AM
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In the past months, several of the leading electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies have made announcements that could be critical to their success in the future.

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AAM Infrastructure Developments

AAM Infrastructure Developments

  • 19 Mar 2023 06:37 AM
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Since 2019, VFS has held a series of regular workshops on infrastructure to support future operations of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and other advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles (see www.vtol.org/infrastructure), and has supported the development of initial standards (see “Vertiport Standards Update,” Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2022).

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Drone Inspector

Drone Inspector

  • 13 Mar 2023 01:56 PM
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This is sidebar of the main article - Melding Old and New Technology: Impact Testing for Crash Safety

The subject of the Gantry’s future was preceded by Vertiflite’s interest in the use of UAS, not personnel, to inspect various-sized structures.

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