Forum 72 Schedule Overview

The 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display is shaping up to be the biggest and the best ever! Below is a listing of all the major events at Forum 72. Times and events subject to change. All events included in registration fee except as denoted by an *. A ticket to the Awards Banquet is included in all 3-Day registrations and can be purchased by other attendees for $89. 

You may also download the Forum 72 Preliminary Program at a Glance.

Details subject to change.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AHS Technical Council Meeting 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Short Courses (additional registration required) *
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tour of Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company -- details TBD
(Reservations required)

8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Special Event: 
4th Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge
Organized by Jackie Banas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair of the MAV Competition 
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                   
AHS International Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Technical Session A
  • Advanced Vertical Flight
  • Aerodynamics I 
  • Crash Safety 
  • Dynamics I 
  • Modeling & Simulation I 
  • Structures & Materials I 
  • Test & Evaluation I 
  • UAV I
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon                       
Special Session: 
US Army Aviation Program Manager Briefings
 
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Technical Session A Refreshment Break 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Opening General Session  
Keynote/Welcome Address 
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Straight Talk from the Top: CEO Panel
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
General Session Refreshment Break (sponsored by GE Aviation) 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lecture:
Mr. Tom L. Wood: "50 Years of Industry Perspective"
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor/Industry Reception
Sponsored by The Boeing Company

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Registration Open 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                 
Special Session:
International S&T Program Manager Briefings 
8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Technical Session B
  • Acoustics I 
  • Joint Aero/Modeling & Simulation 
  • Joint Aero/Test & Evaluation 
  • Aircraft Design I 
  • Dynamics II 
  • Handling Qualities I 
  • Manufacturing Technologies (1/2)/Test & Evaluation (1/2)
  • Propulsion I

8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                 

Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Technical Session B Refreshment Break 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Luncheon (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
History Special Session
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Technical Session C
  • Aerodynamics II 
  • Aircraft Design (1/2)/Propulsion (1/2) 
  • Dynamics III 
  • Handling Qualities II 
  • HUMS/CBM I 
  • Modeling & Simulation II 
  • Structures & Materials II 
  • UAV II
1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Technical Session C Refreshment Break (sponsored by Automated Dynamics) 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Award Recipient Review (By Invitation Only) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vertical Flight Foundation Cocktail Reception*
(Sponsored by Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

AHS International Grand Awards Banquet*
(Sponsored by Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company)
Tickets are included for all 3-Day registrants or may be purchased for $89 each. A portion of the cost goes to support the VFF Scholarship Program.

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Special Session: 
US Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Program Manager Briefings 
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Technical Session D
  • Aerodynamics III 
  • Aircraft Design II 
  • Avionics & Systems
  • Handling Qualities III (1/2)/UAV III (1/2) 
  • HUMS/CBM II 
  • Safety 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Wind Energy
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Technical Session D Refreshment Break (sponsored by CD-adapco) 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break for Lunch (sponsored by Bell Helicopter Textron) 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Technical Session E 
  • Acoustics II
  • Aero/Dynamics (1/2) / Aero/Safety (1/2)
  • Crew Stations & Human Factors
  • Operations
  • Joint Product Support/HUMS
  • Structures & Materials III
  • Transformative Vertical Flight Special Session
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Technical Session E Refreshment Break (sponsored by CD-adapco) 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
   
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