Baseball Night at Chase Field – Tuesday, June 4th

Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Join us for a night at Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, June 4th at 6:40pm.
Hosted by the Arizona Chapters of the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS).  All are welcome, membership not required!
Tickets in our reserved group section are $44 and include unlimited hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, chips, sodas, and water.  Purchase your tickets here.

18 April 2019 – “Advanced Rotor Replacement Technology” by Phillip Greenberg

Are you interested in coming to a Vertical Flight Society event but can’t make a formal dinner meeting? We are continuing our Tech Talks, a new event format! Tech Talks are informal happy hours featuring a quick technical talk, followed by socializing and networking opportunities. Our next Tech Talk presented by Phillip Greenberg, founder of Copperhead Aeronautics, will occur on Thursday, April 18th at 5:30pm, at Macayo’s at 300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ. Appetizers will be provided so come hungry! The event will be $10. Tickets are available for purchase below. Additional details are available on the flyer.

8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium

Last year’s event sold out so don’t delay — register today!
 
8th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting & 6th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium takes place in Mesa, Arizona January 28th – February 1st. This biennial meeting is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss with researchers and leaders in academia, industry, and government agencies from around the world the latest advancements in manned/unmanned, electric/hybrid/turboshaft-powered, and civil/military autonomous VTOL aircraft technology.
 
The meeting will feature three days of technical presentations, Jan. 29-31, plus 2 short courses on eVTOL taught by industry experts. These courses fill up fast so register today!

  • Short Course on eVTOL Design: Mon, Jan. 28
  • Short Course on eVTOL Acoustics: Thurs/Fri, Jan. 31-Feb. 1

For more information, visit http://vfsaz.org/ahs-technical-meeting/ or contact UAS@ahsaz.org

31 January 2019 – VFS STEM Initiatives

The Arizona Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society will be hosting a STEM Event at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville from 5pm-8pm. The event features a tour of the TREC Advanced Spaceflight Laboratory Mobile Flight Simulator for STEM Education, as well as a talk with Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director of Vertical Flight Society International, speaking on VFS STEM Initiatives. Appetizers will be provided.

RSVP by January 17th to RSVP@vfsaz.org, or pre-pay below. Teachers and school administrators should contact STEM@vfsaz.org for pricing discount. See the flyer for more details.

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7 December 2018 – Holiday Mixer at Dave and Busters

DATE CHANGED FROM THURSDAY TO FRIDAY!  The Arizona Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society will be hosting a holiday mixer family event at Dave and Busters in Tempe Marketplace on Friday, December 7, 2018.  Appetizers will be provided, so bring the whole family for a cash bar, social networking, games, and a Bell 407 model raffle!

Tickets are on sale below or available at the door.  All RSVPs need to be made by November 30th by purchasing a ticket or sending an email to RSVP@vfsaz.org.  All proceeds go to the Dr. Fredrick Straub Memorial Scholarship fund.  The flyer is available here.

25 October 2018 – HTS900 Retrofit for Eagle 407HP

VFS AZ will be hosting Barry Kohler, President & CEO of Eagle Copters Ltd, and Rob Richardson, Business Manager for Commercial Helicopters and Aftermarket Partners at Bell Helicopters.  The event will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel Gallery Room, 1100 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (I-10 and 1st Avenue).  Social hour starts at 5pm, followed by dinner.  Street parking is available, or valet parking for $5.

Tickets are on sale below or available at the door.  Discount on tickets purchased before  October 20th.  All RSVPs need to be made by October 20th by purchasing a ticket or sending an email to RSVP@vfsaz.org.  All proceeds go to the Dr. Fredrick Straub Memorial Scholarship fund.  The flyer is available here.

Tickets are no longer available for this event.

26 September 2018 – Additive Manufacturing Strategy and Digital Transformation

VFS AZ will be hosting Rey Chu, PADT Co-Founder and Co-Owner, as he presents “Additive Manufacturing Strategy and Digital Transformation” on Wednesday September 26th at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club 6425 E Teton Circle, Mesa AZ 85215.  Social hour starts a 5pm, followed by an Italian Dinner Buffet.

Tickets are on sale below or available at the door.  Discount on tickets purchased before September 20th.  All RSVPs need to be made by September 20th by purchasing a ticket or sending an email to RSVP@vfsaz.org.  All proceeds go to the Dr. Fredrick Straub Memorial Scholarship fund.

The flyer for the event is available here, and the presentation from the event is available here.

7 September 2018 – “Aerospace Opportunities in Arizona” by Moses Koyabe

 

Are you interested in coming to a Vertical Flight Society event but can’t make a formal dinner meeting? Introducing Tech Talks, a new event format for 2018! Tech Talks are informal happy hours featuring a quick technical talk, followed by socializing and networking opportunities. Our inaugural Tech Talk will occur on September 7th at 5:30pm, at Macayo’s at 300 S Ash Ave, Tempe,  AZ. Our featured speaker is Moses Koyabe from the Aerospace Arizona Association. His talk will focus on the diverse aerospace activities in Arizona. Appetizers will be provided so come hungry! The event will be $10.

Please find additional information here.

Take a moment and view some videos from his previous presentation below:

14 May 2018 – The 6th Annual Micro Air Vehicle Challenge at Forum 74

Our Chapter sponsored the 6th annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Competition which was held during Forum 74 at the Phoenix Convention Center on May 14th, 2018.  Three University teams competed In the Autonomous Category with Vaughn College (Aerial Robotics) receiving $1000, University of Maryland (TerpCopter) received $500 for their package delivery system, and Penn State (Nittany Jugaadus) received honorable mention for their image recognition.  Two teams competed in the Manual Category with Vaughn College (UAV Club) recieving $2000 for “Best Remote Target Search” and University of Maryland (RC Flying Terps) winning $1500 for their “Innovative Design”.  Stay tuned for the 7th annual MAV Competition to be held January 19th, 2019 during the VTOL Symposium held in Mesa, Arizona.