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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.


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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.

11 April 2018 – An Evening with Moses Koyabe’s “The Sky’s the Limit”

On April 11th, 2018 our monthly chapter dinner presentation was provided by Moses Koyabe, Vice President of Business Development at Ideal Aerosmith Inc.  Moses provided a dynamic and enlightening presentation on the future use of drones to carry out services critical for rural and urban communities.  His presentation entitled “The Sky’s the Limit, the UAS Industry in Arizona” showed the enormous possibilities that lie ahead for the unmanned air vehicle systems.