VFS HRC Chapter Luncheon Jan. 31

The Hampton Roads Chapter will host the next luncheon on January 31 at 11:30am.

David Friedmann will discuss “Challenges and Advancements in Rotorcraft Electrification”  on January 31st at Yorktown County Grill& Smokehouse at 11:30am.

Please RSVP by January 30

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VFS Luncheon May 24, 2023

VFS Luncheon 11:30am May 24, 2023 at the Ft. Eustis Club

Mr. Tony Rich, from Honeywell Aerospace ,plans to provide an overview of the Honeywell Aerospace portfolio, with a focus on the Engine and
Power System (E&PS) portion of the technology sets. The discussion will include an overview of the Honeywell primary propulsion engines, auxiliary
power units, and a few examples of future ongoing endeavors will be provided (T55-714C upgrade and hybrid electric / turbogenerator technologies).

Free lunch for all active VFS members!


February 2023 Chapter Luncheon

T408 on NCH-47D Demonstration Overview

11:30 AM on February 21, 2023 at
“County Grill & Smokehouse” in Yorktown

Mr. Kenneth Durbin, US Army DEVCOM AvMC Engines S&T SME , will give a presentation entitled, “T408 on NCH-47D Demonstration Overview.”
The Army, Boeing, and General Electric Aviation partnered to integrate and flight test two T408–GE–400/A1 turboshaft engines on a specially modified NCH–47D aircraft. This effort demonstrated the integration benefits and challenges associated with retrofitting a legacy airframe with new advanced technology, larger form factor, counter-rotating engines.

Free lunch for all active VFS members!

Please RSVP before February 17, 2023 using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/vfslunch23

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HELMOT XIX Dec. 7-8, 2022

The Southeast Region and Hampton Roads chapter are sponsoring the HELMOT meeting on December 7-8, 2022. The theme is Vertical Lift Capabilities for Multi-Domain Operations.

The conference will consist of 1.5 days of unclassified, unrestricted presentations held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, Virginia. HELMOT XIX will combine interest in manned and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), vertical/rotorcraft research and development enabling increased warfighter capability.

Topics will focus on how advancement in vertical lift mission technologies will prepare the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security manned rotorcraft and UAS for the future multi-domain operational environment around the world and will include a review of how modernization will transition our current force to the next generation platforms.

US Army DEVCOM Classified Future Battlefield Briefs

US Army DEVCOM AvMC will host the Classified Informational Briefing on the “Future Battlefield Briefs (CFBB) and Air Launched Effects/Autonomous Teams (ALE/A-Team)” on Tues., December 6 and Wed. morning, December 7 at the Jacobs Conference Center, Ft. Eustis, VA. Please download the DEVCOM AvMC Classified Future Battlefield Briefs for all information, including security contact information to request attendance.

HELMOT Program

All meeting activities will take place at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in the Pearl Ballroom: there is plenty of free parking for attendees. The sessions will be a half-day on Wednesday, December 7 and a full-day on Thursday, December 8 -download the full agenda above.

Wed. Dec. 7: 12:00 to 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Registration Open
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Light Lunch for Attendees
1:30 – 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Multi-Domain Operations, COL Larry Geddings, US Army Futures Command G3, Futures and Concepts Center

1:30 – 5:00 pm: Session 1 – Modernization Updates

Refreshment Break @ 3:00 pm

6:00 pm: Social Networking Opportunity (Venue TBD)
Thurs. Dec. 8: 7:00 to 4:30 pm
7:00 – 8:00 am: Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 11:00 am: Session 2 – Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)

Refreshment Break @ 9:30

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch on your own

1:00 – 4:30 pm: Session 3 – Human Machine Interface

Refreshment Break @ 2:30


Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit space is available for industry and military organizations. Each exhibit will be located in the Pearl Ballroom where the meeting will take place. The cost of 10’x’10 unit is $800 USD – download the HELMOT exhibit contract for more information. If you have questions, please contact David Meyer, Exhibit Chairman, VFS Hampton Roads Chapter.


Please register online, or submit completed registration form (PDF) to VFS HQ. Registration rates apply to Industry, Government/Military and Speakers and include lunch and social on Wednesday, continental breakfast on Thursday, and refreshment breaks. The rates are as follows:

VFS Member: $275 USD
Non-Member: $375 USD (includes 1-year of VFS membership)
VFS Student Member: $75 USD (Non-members must join first)
$50 cancellation fee – no refunds after Nov. 29, 2022

HELMOT Page on the VFS website: https://vtol.org/helmot