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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.

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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.