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Americas


Forum 72, 17-19 May 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop, 29-30 September 2016, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows/Conferences

Careers in Aviation Expo - Toronto

9 April 2016

(Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

www.careersinaviation.ca/expo/toronto/registration

Helicopter Aviation Training Symposium (HATS)

- Part of WATS 2016 -

18–21 April 2016

(Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA)

www.halldale.com/wats-2016

Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

- Formerly known as Quad A -

- Sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America -

28–30 April 2016

(Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

www.quad-a.org

Careers in Aviation Expo - Calgary

14 May 2016

(WestJet Campus, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

www.careersinaviation.ca/expo/calgary/registration

72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display

Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future Capabilities.

Produced by AHS International

•16–19 May 2016 (Monday - Thursday)

•Exhibit Hall Open: 17–19 May 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

AHS International's 72nd Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. This event will include more than 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government.

Those attending will include top helicopter manufacturer and supplier CEOs and their key people, civilian and military program managers, engineers, reseachers, owners, students, the media and anyone with interest in the aspects of rotorcraft, VTOL and STOVL technologies.

Those exhibiting include manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities and research and development organizations showcasing the very latest in aviation technology who are looking to sell their training systems and/or products to civilian and military organizations.

For Exhibitors:
vtol.org/annual-forum/exhibit-at-forum-72

(Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
vtol.org/forum

VHCMA 30th Annual Reunion 2016

(VHCMA = Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association)

14–19 June 2016

(Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA)

www.vhcma.org/reunions

ALEA Expo 2016

18–23 July 2016

(Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia, USA)

www.alea.org/alea-expo-2016-savannah-ga

Military Helicopters 2016

25–27 July 2016

(Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA)

www.militaryhelicoptersusa.com

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com


Rotorcraft Technology Summit

19–20 September 2016

(Hilton Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas)

www.facebook.com/events/706582242777879/

Air Medical Transport Conference

26–28 September 2016

(Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

www.aams.org/events/amtc

International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)

27–29 September 2016

(Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

www.vtol.org/events/international-powered-lift-conference-iplc

Rotorcraft Techology Summit

19–20 September 2016

(Fort Worth Downtown Hilton, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

www.rotorcraftsummit.com

Transformative Vertical Flight Workshop

29–30 September 2016

(Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

www.vtol.org/events/transformative-vertical-flight-workshop

Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Conference & Trade Show

11–13 November 2016

(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

www.h-a-c.ca/convention.html

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows/Conferences

Heli-Expo 2017

Produced by Helicopter Association International

Heli-Expo is considered to be the most important helicopter trade show and exposition in the world dedicated to the international helicopter community.

In addition to the extensive trade show, there are many educational seminars at Heli-Expo including FAA seminars, a Career Fair, manufacturer technical briefings and more.

• March 6–9, 2017 (Monday - Thursday)

• Exhibit Hall Open: March 7–9 (Tuesday - Thursday)

(Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, USA)
heliexpo.rotor.org

NightCon 2017

In 2016, held in August.

(Dallas, Texas, USA)

www.nightcon.com

 

International Powered Lift, 27-29 September 2016, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

HAC2016, 11-13 November 2016, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

Helicopter Association International - Affiliate Calendar

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

www.rotor.com/Membership/AffiliateMembers/Calendar.aspx

Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam Seminar Event List

(USA)

www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx

Helicopter Air Shows/Events 2016

The events in this column below are usually one day events and the links to these events stay online on this web page all year long. Some events might skip a year. Some of the events below might be on indefinite hold!

American Heroes Air Show - Texas

16–17 April 2016

(Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/austin

American Heroes Air Show - Washington

21 May 2016

(The Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/seattle

Helicopter Day

28 May 2016

(Strategic Air & Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska, USA)

www.sasmuseum.com/events

HeliFest

4 June 2016

(San Carlos, California, USA)

www.hiller.org/helifest_2016.shtml

Rotors 'n Ribs Fly-In

15 July 2016 (Open to pilots and exhibitors.)

16 July 2016 (Open to the public.)

(Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen, Indiana, USA)

www.rotorsnribs.com

4th Annual Touchdown Autorotation Competition

-Sponorsed Jerry Trimble Helicopters-

26 June 2016

(McMinnville Municipal Airport, Oregon, USA.)

www.jerrytrimblehelicopters.com/flight-school-3
/touchdown-autorotation-competition

Autogyro Day

24 September 2016

(Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California)

www.hiller.org/autogiro.shtml

Wings, Wheels & Rotors Expo 2016

23 October 2016

(Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, USA.)

www.wwrexpo.net

Helicopter Display Team(s)

Nock Entertainment Group

- Featuring the Batcopter -

(Longboat Key, Florida, USA)

www.nockworldentertainment.com

Army Aviation Heritage Foundation

(Hampton, Georgia, USA)

www.armyav.org


Past Heli-Expo Dates:
* Heli-Expo 2016: February 29 – March 3, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2015: March 25, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2014: February 2427, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2013: March 47, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2012: February 1114, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2011: March 68, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2010: February 2023, Houston, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2009: February 2224, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2008: February 2426, Houston, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2007: February 25-27, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2006: February 26-28, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2005: February 6-8, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2004: March 15-17, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2003: February 9-11, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2002: February 14-16, Orlando, Florida, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2001: February 11-13, Anaheim, California, USA.
* Heli-Expo 2000: January 24-26, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
* Heli-Expo 1999: February 21-23, Dallas, Texas, USA.
* Heli-Expo 1998: February 15-17, Anaheim, California, USA. (50th Anniversary)

Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries, including the USA. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Asia and Oceania

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com

Indo Helicopter 2016 Expo & Forum

2–5 November 2016

(Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia)

www.indohelicopter.com

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

China Helicopter Exposition, September 2017, Tianjin, China.

Rotorcraft Asia

18–20 April 2017

(Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore)

www.rotorcraft-asia.com

China Helicopter Exposition

September 2017

(Tianjin, China)

www.helicopter-china-expo.com


 

Helicopter Display Team

Sarang Helicopter Display Team

(Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, India)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarang_(military)

723 Squadron Helicopter Display Team

(Australia)

www.navy.gov.au/about/organisation
/fleet-air-arm/723-squadron


Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Europe

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference 2016, 13–15 May 2016, Oberschleißheim, Germany

42nd European Rotorcraft Forum, 5-8 September 2016, Lille, France.

2016 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

The Civil Planning for a Revolution in Rotary Wing Operations

12 April 2016

(Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England)

www.aerosociety.com/Events/Event-List/2380/
Alan-Bristow-Memorial-Lecture-2016

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016

19–20 May 2016

(Novotel Budapest Centrum, Budapest, Hungary)

www.helitechconf.com

The Helicopter Show

13–14 May 2016

(Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)

www.helicoptershow.cz

HeliRussia 2016

19–21 May 2016

(Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia)

www.helirussia.ru (Russian)

www.helirussia.ru/en (English

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference 2016

13–15 June 2016

(Oberschleißheim - near Munich, Germany)

www.policeaviationconference.com

Heli UK Expo

1–3 July 2016

Heli UK Expo is a helicopter trade show within a traditional airfield setting, where exhibitors and visitors can meet, connect and do business in a flexible and relaxed environment. It includes a seminar programme featuring speakers from across the helicopter industry. The seminars are free and open to all visitors.

(Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)
www.heliukexpo.com

The Automated Rotorcraft: The Past, Present and Future

6–7 July 2016

(Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England)

www.aerosociety.com/Events/Event-List/2250/
The-Automated-Rotorcraft-The-Past-Present-and-Future

World Helicopter Day

21 August 2016

 

World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them.

This is event which can be hosted by any helicopter operator, helicopter related company, association, organization, museum or group of pilots in any country around the world. The inaugural year for this event was 2015.

Add Your Event:
www.worldhelicopterday.com/add-your-event

(Any City, Any Country)

www.worldhelicopterday.com



42nd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF)

5–8 September 2016

The European Rotorcraft Forum is one of the premier events in the rotorcraft community’s calendar bringing together manufacturers, research centres, academia, operators and regulatory agencies to discuss advances in research, development, design, manufacturing, testing and operation of rotorcraft.

(Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy, France)
www.erf2016.com

Helitech International

11–13 October 2016

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

www.helitechevents.com

Future Helicopter Tecnology 2016

26–27 October 2016

(Prague, Czech Republic)

www.futurehelicopter.co.uk/helilinks

Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference

Supporting Life-Cycle Engineering through Design and Development, Test and Certification and Operations.

8–10 November 2016

The use of virtual engineering (VE) in support of the engineering life cycle has been growing over time as computational power, and the skills to use this effectively, have increased. So much so that nowadays it is the virtual prototype (VP) that can be a powerful ‘centre of attention’ through design and development, manufacture and assembly, testing and certification, support to operations and upgrade developments.

The goal is to be able to explore all aspects of a rotorcraft’s behaviour before anything is made; e.g., ensuring compliance with user requirements, exercising the manufacturing and assembly processes and passing through the test and certification phases successfully. In support of operations, ‘digital twins’, updated with data from actual aircraft, can be used to manage health and predict behaviour in new conditions, potentially extending an individual aircraft’s life.

How close is the rotorcraft industry to achieving this goal, and what are the barriers to its achievement? The conference will explore these questions.

(University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Northwest England, United Kingdom)
Royal Aeronautical Society online information:
www.aerosociety.com/Events/Event-List/2051/Rotorcraft-Virtual-Engineering-Conference

Combat Helicopter

15–17 November 2016

(Prague, Czech Republic)

www.combat-helicopter.com

10th Rotorcraft Symposium

6–7 December 2016

(Cologne, Germany)

www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events
/events/10th-rotorcraft-symposium



 
Heli UK Expo, 1-3 July 2016, Sywell Aerodrome, United Kingdom.

Rotorcraft Virtual Engineering Conference, 8-10 November 2016, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Current and Upcoming Events

(Cologne, Germany)

www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events
/events/current-and-upcoming-events

Royal Aeronautical Society Conferences, Lectures, Events

(London, England)

www.aerosociety.coms/Events/Event-List
?specialistgroup=Rotorcraft

Helicopter Air Shows & Events 2016

The events in this column are typically one or two day events and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year or two. Some of these events might be on indefinite hold!

Heli-Weekend

25-26 April 2015

(Grenchen Airport, Grenchen, Switzerland)

www.airport-grenchen.ch/flughafen.asp?s=1100&l=en

The Helicopter Museum

- Calendar of Events -

(Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom)

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Helicopter Competitions

The events in this column are typically one or two (or more) day events and the links to their shows stay online all year. Some skip a year or two. Some events might be on infinite hold!

Volga Federal District Championship

4–5 June 2016

(Saratov, Russia)

http://helisport.org

Helicopter Race

11 June 2016

(Moscow region, Shevlin, Russia)

http://helisport.org

51th Open Championship of Russia

15–17 July 2016

(Tver region, Konakovo, Russia)

http://helisport.org

2nd Belarusian Helicopter Race

30–31 July 2016

(Minsk, Belarus)

http://helisport.org

Helicopter Race (as part of the tank biathlon)

6–7 August 2016

(Moscow Region, Russia)

http://helisport.org

15th FIFA World FAI

10-16 August 2015

(Zielona Gora, Poland)

www.fai.org/rotorcraft (FAI website)

http://helisport.org (HeliSport website)

* FAI = Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (or International Federation of Aeronautics)

* As of April 2016, there has been no update for for the 2016 schedule.

Open Championship of Belarus

2–4 September 2016

(Vitebsk, Belarus)

http://helisport.org

Cup Mil

3 September 2016

(Moscow region, Russia)

http://helisport.org

Helicopter Competition Teams

British Helicopter Team (Civilian)

(United Kingdom)

www.britishhelicopterteam.co.uk

Polish Helicopter Team

(Poland)

www.facebook.com/helisport

The Swiss Helicopter Team (Civilian)

(Lucerne, Switzerland)

www.swissheli.ch

Helicopter Display Teams

Apache Solo Display Team

(Royal Netherlands Air Force, The Netherlands)

www.apachedemoteam.nl

Attack Helicopter Display Team

(British Army Air Corps, United Kingdom)

www.army.mod.uk/aviation/32510.aspx

Golden Eagles Aerobatic Team

(Russian Air Force, Russian Army Flight Training Center, Torzhok, Tver Region, Russia)

www.facebook.com/BerkutyAerobaticTeam (Fan page)

Black Cats

(British Royal Navy Helicopter Display Team, United Kingdom)

www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity
/public-relations/display-teams/black-cats

Black Cats (British Royal Navy) on Wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Cats_(Royal_Navy)

The Blue Eagles

(British Army Air Corps Helicopter Display Team, United Kingdom)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Eagles

O'Brien's Flying Circus

(United Kingdom)

www.obriensflyingcircus.com

Padrulla Aspa

(Spanish Air Force, Spain)

www.patrullaaspa.defensa.gob.es/en/Aeronave

RAF Chinook Display Team

(British Royal Air Force, RAF Odiham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom)

www.raf.mod.uk/chinookdisplayteam

Rotores de Portugal

(Portugal)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotores_de_Portugal

Scorpion Aerobatic Team, Grupa Akrobacyjna Skorpion

(Poland)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_aerobatic_team

Team Merlin

(British Royal Air Force, United Kingdom)

www.facebook.com/TeamMerlin

Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.

Middle East

Helicopter Trade Show and Conference - 2016

Dubai Helishow

7–9 November 2016

(Dubai, United Arab Emirtes)

www.dubaihelishow.com

   
Helicopter Links recommends that all travelers be aware of human rights violations in countries where they live and where they are traveling. Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org details human rights violations in about 90 countries. All human rights violations can be overcome by education.



              
   

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