Originally recorded 2021.05.20
Are you interested in the emergence of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) technology in the aerospace and aviation industry?
The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Montreal Branch, in conjunction with the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), will be holding a one-hour free online lecture on the Insights into VTOL Aircraft Design in May, hosted by Dr. Rafi Yoeli.
With more than 20 years of experience devoted to the VTOL aerodynamics and configuration design, Dr. Yoeli has been deeply involved in the emerging Urban Air Mobility market. One of his designs is the passenger carrying CityHawk, with the aim of creating a 100% sustainable VTOL aircraft with true “fly anywhere, land anywhere” capability.
In this lecture, which is the first of a series of planned lectures on VTOL aircraft design, Dr. Yoeli will present his own perspective on the theoretical foundations of VTOL flight, design options for sustainable power in future VTOL aircraft and an overview of the unique aerodynamics of VTOL flight. The lecture will also include references to safety and certification standards.