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The purpose of the Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Technical Committee is to advance the technology and provide forums for the theoretical, experimental, and practical consideration of aerodynamic performance, trajectories, and attitude dynamics of vehicles moving through planetary atmospheres, including aircraft, spacecraft, boosters, and entry vehicles; aerodynamic forces and moments acting on such vehicles; stability, response to control, handling qualities, and response to atmospheric disturbances of these vehicles. The objectives of the AFM TC are to support and make positive contributions to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); organize, direct, and provide media for the timely and relevant dissemination of technical information through conference, symposia, working groups, and continuing education courses; provide a technical conscience and consultation service for the U.S. Government and U.S. industry; provide recognition for significant technical contributions; and maintain liaison with other AIAA Technical Committees.


 TAC Announcements

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

Technical Committee (TC) Nominations Open 1 August - 1 November8/3/2015 3:12 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The AIAA Technical Committee (TC) Nomination period is now open for nominations for terms beginning 1 May 2016. Nominations are being submitted via the AIAA website. The online nomination form is located at, click on My AIAA/Nominations and Voting/Recognition/Technical Committee Online Nomination. The nominations are due by 1 November 2015.

2016 Forum Dates and Locations10/27/2015 10:00 AM
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

12-17 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.


August 2009 (Chicago) Meeting Minutes Posted 
by Thomas Nicoll
 10/1/2009 5:33 PM


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