VFS-UK Annual Chapter Event 2024: Book your place and save the date!

The Vertical Flight Society-UK Chapter is organising the Annual Chapter Event 2024 on the 23rd of Feb, 2024. The event is structured around invited talks by experts in the rotorcraft field. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss and shape the future of our chapter and future activities.

This event will be held at the historical Royal Air Force Club in London. All VFS members living or working in the UK are cordially invited to participate.

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Vertical Flight Society – UK Chapter Annual Event Tickets, Fri 23 Feb 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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Call for Nominations: VFS UK Chapter Award 2023

We are calling for nominations for Chapter Awards 2023!

  • Chapter Award Categories:

David Gibbings Award for Early Career Achievement: Awarded to a person under the age of 30 for outstanding achievement in vertical flight. An additional award may be made in this category to those who have overcome adversity to deliver their achievements.
President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: Awarded to a person who has made significant contributions to vertical flight over an extended period of time on multiple projects.
Award for Extraordinary Work in Vertical Flight: Awarded to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to vertical flight through exceptional work on a single project in the last two years.

Anybody working in Vertical Flight in the UK is eligible to be nominated!

  • How to submit your nominations:

Please submit your nominations to ukvfsawards@gmail.com, detailing the achievements of the nominee and the positive impact of these achievements on vertical flight. A summary of the career history of the nominee should be provided. Nominations are to be
made by somebody who knows the work of the nominee well and where possible nominations should be seconded by a senior individual within the nominee’s organisation.

  • Deadline:

The deadline for nominations is 31 December 2023.

  • Awards presentation:

The awards will be presented at the 2024 VFS UK Event, expected to be held at the RAF Club in February 2024. Please see the guidance below on how to submit a nomination for an award.