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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.

Technical Excellence Awards - Updated Guidelines Document3/14/2014 12:31 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Please click here to access the document.

2015 Forum Venues5/30/2014 2:29 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2015 forums have been finalized.

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

5-9 January 2015

Gaylord Palms and Convention Center

Kissimmee, Florida


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

22-26 June 2015

Hilton Anatole

Dallas, Texas


AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

27-29 July 2015

Hilton Orlando

Orlando, Florida


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

31 August- 2 September 2015

Pasadena Convention Center

Pasadena CA


The AIAA Defense and Security Forum and Exposition is still in development.

2013 Best Papers 1/23/2014 1:32 PM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Best Papers! For the complete list, click here.


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


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