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 V/STOL Technical Committee Charter

Advance the technology, science and practice in the design of, and the requirements for, Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft, their systems and methods of operation, while promoting the preservation and dissemination of this knowledge.

 TAC Announcements

5/16/2016 12:00 AM
Remember to Vote!!4/20/2016 11:27 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Vote for the Future of Your Institute—Polls Open! Proposed Governance Changes and Slate of BOD Candidates on Ballot As a voting AIAA Member, you have the opportunity to be a vital part of shaping your Institute’s future. For 2016, important proposed governance changes and an outstanding slate of Board of Directors candidates are included on the ballot. Many of you have heard about the proposed, amended Constitution up for a vote this election cycle during your TC meeting over the past year. Members of the Board of Directors, Governance Working Group (GWG), and Headquarters Staff visited scores of TCs during forums to explain the reasons why the changes are necessary and what is at stake in this vote. But if you weren’t able to attend a meeting or hear about the proposed governance changes, you can visit This webpage is a comprehensive resource for members to educate themselves about the proposed changes. It provides a history and overview of the two-year governance project, compares the current and proposed constitutions, answers frequently asked questions, and includes links to all the information that has been published on the proposed governance changes to date. Another opportunity to learn about what’s on the ballot is the complete Election Guide, which has probably already arrived in your email box. It’s available at if you haven’t receive it yet. We encourage you to review this material, and cast your vote. To request a paper ballot, contact Survey & Ballot Systems at 952.974.2339 or (Monday–Friday, 0800–1700 hrs CDT). All other questions, contact AIAA Member Services at 703.264.7500, or (toll-free, U.S. only) 800.639.2422. Remember, this is “Your Institute, YOUR VOTE”. Polls close 16 May 2016.

2016 Deadlines for Best Papers Published9/23/2015 9:41 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Certificates of merit for best papers are an important recognition activity at each Forum. Technical Committees need to submit the author/s name, paper number and paper title to AIAA at 60 days prior to the start date of the Forum. The schedule is housed under Honors and Awards Information at

2016 Forum Dates and Locations3/4/2016 2:30 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2016 forums have been finalized.

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

4-8 January 2016

Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego, CA


AIAA Defense Forum

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD

style="color:black">8-10 March 2016


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

13-17 June 2016

Washington Hilton

Washington, DC


AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

25-27 July 2016

Salt Palace Convention Center

Salt Lake City, Utah


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

13-16 September 2016

Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach, CA


Technical Excellence Awards - Updated Guidelines Document10/27/2015 9:59 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Please click here to access the document.


AIAA 2016 Proposed Governance Changes and Board of Directors Election 
by Dr Mark E Calvert
 3/22/2016 9:28 AM
AIAA SciTech 2017 Call for Papers 
by Dr Mark E Calvert
 3/22/2016 9:04 AM
2016 SAE/AIAA/RAeS/AHS International Powered Lift Conference (ILPC) 
by Dr Mark E Calvert
 2/1/2016 11:06 AM
SAE/AHS/AIAA/NASA Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts: Third Annual Joint Workshop on Enabling New Flight Concepts Through Novel Propulsion and Energy Architectures 
by Dr Mark E Calvert
 2/1/2016 11:02 AM


5/16/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA Student Design Competition Final Proposals deadline 
5/16/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA 2016 Proposed Governance Changes and Board of Directors Election closes 

This year’s vote is critical to the future of AIAA! In addition to voting for the Board of Directors, this year’s ballot includes a proposal to update and amend the AIAA Constitution. These changes are necessary for the Institute to evolve into an adaptable,...

6/7/2016 12:00 AM   Abstract submission deadline for AIAA SciTech 2017 
AIAA SciTech 2017
AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
9-13 January 2017, Grapevine, Texas

AIAA SciTech 2017—and the 11 technical conferences that comprise the forum—is THE convener of the most original perspectives, curator of the...

6/13/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA AVIATION 2016 
7/19/2016 12:00 AM   Final Manuscripts and copyright assignments due to SAE for the 2016 International Powered Lift Conference (ILPC) Attachment
The full Call for Papers and relevant information can be found on the SAE website at SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference and International Powered Lift Conference
7/25/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2016 
8/1/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA Technical Committee (TC) Membership Nomination period opens 
9/27/2016 12:00 AM   2016 SAE/AIAA/RAeS/AHS International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) 
IPLC 2016 will focus on three primary thrusts: advanced rotorcraft, jet-lift concepts and technologies, and recent progress in electric propulsion applications to V/STOL.
IPLC, which was first held 25 years ago, is a joint AIAA-AHS-SAE-RAeS technical...
9/29/2016 12:00 AM   SAE/AHS/AIAA/NASA Third Annual Joint Workshop on Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts: Enabling New Flight Concepts Through Novel Propulsion and Energy Architectures 
Engage industry, academia, and government agencies in developing a preliminary road map that will aid in the advocacy and pursuit of emerging technologies and approaches, such as electric/hybrid power and distributed propulsion, that offer the potential...
11/1/2016 12:00 AM   AIAA Technical Committee (TC) Membership Nomination period closes 
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Craig E Hange
Affiliation :NASA Ames Research Center

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