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Americas

Heli-Expo 2018, February 26 - March 1, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

2018 Helicopter Trade Shows/Conferences

Aeromechanics Design for Transformative Vertical Flight

16–19 January 2018

(Holiday Inn at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California, USA)

www.vtol.org/aeromechanics

Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam Seminar Event List

Note: Many FAA events happening in February 2018.

(From webinars to local events, USA)

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

Airworthiness, Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS)

21–22 February 2018

(University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama, USA)

www.vtol.org/events/airworthiness-cbm-and-hums-technical-meeting

 

Heli-Expo 2018

Produced by Helicopter Association International

• 26 February – 1 March 2018 (Monday - Thursday)

• Exhibit Hall Open: 27 February – 1 March (Tuesday - Thursday)

 

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.

(Las Vegas Conventionn Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
heliexpo.rotor.org


Aerial Firefighting North America 2018

12-14 March 2018

(Sacramento, California, USA)

www.aerial-firefighting-northamerica.com

74rd Annual Forum & Technology Display - "The Future of Vertical Flight"

Produced by AHS International - The Vertical Flight Technical Society

• 14–17 May 2018 (Monday - Thursday)

 

AHS International's 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-days of technical sessions will include some 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as dozens of invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies in the world, and also includes other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology.

(Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

www.vtol.org/events/forum-74



ALEA Expo 2018

9–14 July 2018

(Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

www.publicsafetyaviation.org/events/apscon-2018-louisville-ky

NightCon 2018

(Date and place unknown per their website.)

(Dallas, Texas, USA)

www.nightcon.com

Rotorcraft Technology Summit

(Date unknown for 2018)

(USA)

www.rotorcraftsummit.com

Air Medical Transport Conference
22–24 October 2018
(Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

www.aams.org/events/amtc

CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2018

2–4 September 2018

(Dallas, Texas, USA)

www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com

FAA 2018 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

October 2018

(Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas, USA)

www.faahelisafety.org

2018 Summit at Summit

October 2018 - Dates not announced yet.
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
www.eastcoastheliops.com/2018-summit-at-summit

18th Helicopter Military Operations Technology Meeting

24–25 October 2018

(Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org/events/helmot-xviii

Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Conference & Trade Show

Produced by Helicopter Association of Canada

• 1– 3 November 2018 (Thursday - Saturday)

 

The only event of its kind in Canada, allowing you to reach Canadian helicopter owner & operators, OEM’s, management companies and suppliers to the Canadian helicopter industry.

 

Highlights:

• Largest Gathering of the Canadian Helicopter Industry

• Expected Attendance is 700+

• Over 100 Exhibitors Showcasing the Latest in Helicopter Innovation and Capabilities

• Speaker Series and Presentations

• Professional Development Courses and Technical Briefings

(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
www.h-a-c.ca/convention.html

 

 


 
Forum 74, The Future of Vertical Flight, May 14-17, 2018, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Helicopter Trade Show and Event Calendars

AHS International - The Vertical Flight Technical Society

- Multiple conferences listed worldwide -

(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org/what-we-do/events

 

Airborne Law Enforcement Agency

- Has multiple events throughout the year -

(Frederick, Maryland, USA)

www.alea.org

Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam Seminar Event List

(USA)

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

Helicopter Association International - Affiliate Calendar

(Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

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

 

Helicopter Air Shows/Events/Fly-Ins 2018

The below events (listed in date order) are last typically for one day and the links to these events below - in this right column - stay online on this web page all year long. Some events are for 2016 and some for 2017 and some events might skip a year.

American Heroes Air Show - Florida (Orlando area)

17 March 2018

(Gainsville, Florida, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/gainesville

45th Annual Bensen Days 2018

- Gyroplanes, helicopters and more. -

4–8 April 2018

(Wauchuala Municipal Airport, Wauchula, Florida, USA)

www.bensendays.us.com

International Convention of Homebuilt Rotorcraft

- Gyrocopters, helicopters and more -

July 29 - August 4, 2018

(Mentone Airport, Mentone, Indiana, USA)

www.pra.org/default.aspx?p=PRAConventionInfoPage&i=32

Preregister for 2018 here:
www.pra.org/Convention15.aspx

 

Barry Daze 2018

3–5 May 2018

(Wadesboro, North Carolina)

www.peachstaterotorcraft.org/event/barry-daze-2018

Combat Helicopter Pilots Association Annual Reunion
& Business Meeting

2–5 August 2018

(Plano, Texas, USA)

www.chpa-us.org


World Helicopter Day

19 August 2018

 

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, pilot(s) or person(s) 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


Combat Helicopter Pilots Association Annual Reunion
& Business Meeting

2–5 August 2018

(Plano, Texas, USA)

www.chpa-us.org

 

Wrens Fall Fly-In

- Gyrocopters & helicopters -

10–11 September 2018

(Wrens, Georgia, USA)

www.jcmservices.net/wrensfallfly-in08.htm

* BE SURE TO TURN OFF THE SOUND ON YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE CLICKING ON THIS LINK. IT HAS VERY LOUD MUSIC WHICH PLAYS AUTOMATICALLY. THERE IS NO BUTTON TO TURN OFF THE SOUND.

Ken Brock Freedom Fly-In

- Rotorcraft & more -

27–30 September 2018

(El Mirage Dry Lake, El Mirage, California, USA)

www.kbffi.com/Flyer-Schedule/flyer-schedule.html

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

www.facebook.com/ArmyAvOrg


Past Heli-Expo Dates:

* Heli-Expo 2017: March 6–9, Dallas, Texas, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2016: February 29–March 3, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2015: March 2–5, Orlando, Florida, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2014: February 24–27, Anaheim, California, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2013: March 4–7, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2012: February 11–14, Dallas, Texas, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2011: March 6–8, Orlando, Florida, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2010: February 20–23, Houston, Texas, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2009: February 22–24, Anaheim, California, USA.

* Heli-Expo 2008: February 24–26, 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.

* Note: 1998 was the 50th Anniversary of Heli-Expo.

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


2018 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

7th International Search and Rescue Conference & Exhibition

10–12 July 2018

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

international-maritime-rescue.org/events/asia-pacific
/isar-2018-7th-international-search-and-rescue
-conference-exhibition

Aerial Firefighting AsiaPacific 2018
29–30 August 2018

(Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia)

www.aerial-firefighting-asia-pacific.com

7th Asian/Australian Rotorcraft Forum
30 October - 1 November 2018
(Jeju Island, South Korea)
www.arf2018.org



 

World Helicopter Day

19 August 2018

 

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, pilot(s) or person(s) 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

Helicopter Display Team

Sarang Helicopter Display Team

(Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bangalore, India)

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarang_display_team

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

Heli-Russia 2018, 24-26 May, Moscow, Russia.

2018 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

International Military Helicopter 2018

30–31 January 2018

(London, United Kingdom)

www.militaryhelicopterevent.com

Corporate Partner Briefing by Russell Torbet CBE, Director UK SAR, Bristow Helicopters Ltd
22 February 2018

(London, England, United Kingdom)
www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar
/corporate-partner-briefing-by-russell-torbet
-cbe-director-uk-sar-bristow-helicopters-ltd

* NOTE: Attendance for Royal Aeronautical Society Corporate Partners - ONLY.

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2018

23–24 May 2018

SMi is delighted to announce the return of the Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe conference, taking place in Prague, Czech Republic.

This conference will enable military speakers from Central and Eastern European countries to present their current national situation in terms of helicopter technology, and enable them to meet allied and potential third-party partners with whom they could do business.

With the event being the only dedicated military helicopter conference in the region, it will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to explore new technologies and programmes from industry personnel and exhibitors.

Main topics at this conference will include: modernisation and readiness of regional rotary fleets, procurement goals and achievements, national security, operations and interoperability, platform and programme upgrades.

Event Highlights:
1. Keynote briefing from Major General Jaromir Sebesta, Air Force Commander of the Czech Air Force
2. Hear from representatives from the V4 nations: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia
3. Listen to detailed updates on helicopter programmes and procurement goals the US Marine Corps, French Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Joint Helicopter Command, and Commando Helicopter Force
4. A unique opportunity to explore new technologies and programmes from industry representatives and exhibitors
5. The only regionally dedicated military helicopter conference in 2018

Top Military Speakers:
• Major General Jaromir Sebesta, Air Force Commander, Czech Armed Forces
• Brigadier General Scott Clancy, Director General, Air Readiness, Royal Canadian Air Force
• Colonel Tamas Bali, Deputy Commander, 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Defence Forces
• Colonel Slawomir Makosa, Commander, 1st Army Aviation Brigade, Polish Armed Forces
• Colonel Robert Klestinec, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
• Colonel Lenny Brown MBE, Commanding Officer, Commando Helicopter Force, Joint Helicopter Command / Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy UK
• Colonel David Walsh, USMC H-1 Programme Manager, United States Marine Corps
• Colonel Miroslav Jencik, Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC)
And more!

Register by:
* January 31st and save £400
* February 28th and save £200
* March 29th and save £100

(Prague, Czech Repu)

www.futurehelicopter.co.uk

 

HeliRussia 2018

24–26 May 2018

The international helicopter industry exhibition, HeliRussia, is the only exhibition in Russia which presents the world's achievements in every helicopter industry segment from design, manufacture and maintenance.

HeliRussia not only shows the achievements of the Russian helicopter industry but also draws on the best companies of the world and it contributes to the development of international cooperation in the helicopter industry.

HeliRussia provides an opportunity to meet with industry leaders, company directors and all other members of the helicopter industry and discuss cooperation and collaboration.

(Moscow, Russia)

www.helirussia.ru


Heli UK Expo

14–16 June 2018

(Wycombe Air Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom)

www.heliukexpo.com

PAvCon - Police Aviation Conference 2018

21-24 May 2018

(Warsaw, Poland)

www.policeaviationconference.com

44th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF)

18–21 September 2018

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.

(Delft, The Netherlands)

www.erf2018.org

 

Helitech International

16–18 October 2018

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

www.helitechevents.com

Combat Helicopter

23–25 October 2018

(Bucharest, Romania)

www.combat-helicopter.com

International Powered Lift Conference 2018

13–15 November 2018

(Bristol, United Kingdom)

www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar
/international-powered-lift-conference-2018

 

12th Rotorcraft Symposium

4–5 December 2018

(Location to be announced.)

www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events
/events/12th-rotorcraft-symposium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Helicopter Technology 2018, Prague, Czech Republic.

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
/events/current-and-upcoming-events

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) Rotorcraft Commission (Or in English: The World Air Sports Federation)

(Lausanne, Switzerland)

www.fai.org/sport/rotorcraft

The Helicopter Museum

- Calendar of Events -

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Helisport

(Moscow, Russia)

www.helisport.org

Royal Aeronautical Society Conferences, Lectures, Events

(London, England)

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

Helicopter Air Shows & Events 2018

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 or are cancelled forever.

Heli-Weekend

2018 - Dates Unknown. (In 2017, event was in June.)

(Grenchen Airport, Grenchen, Switzerland)

www.airport-grenchen.ch

Helidays Flyin Weekend

23–24 June 2018

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

World Helicopter Day

19 August 2018

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Halloween Family Fun Day. The Haunted Helicopter

21 October 2018

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Christmas Fun Day - Santa Arrives By Helicopter

9 December 2018

(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 or are cancelled forever.

 

16th Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Helicopter Championship

24–29 July 2018

(Minsk, Belarus)

www.bfas.by/rotorcraft

www.fai.org/sport/rotorcraft

 

Russian Helicopter Competitions

** Please See Events List Link Below. **
** Events take place in May, June, July 2018. **

** Events are in Russia, England, Poland and Belarus. **

(Moscow Region, Russia)

www.helisport.org/events

Vertoslot
** Helicopter Sport **

(Moscow, Russia)

www.vertoslet.ru

World Helicopter Day

19 August 2018

 

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 pilot(s) or person(s) 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


Helicopter Competition Teams - Civilian

British Helicopter Team

(United Kingdom)

www.britishhelicopterteam.co.uk

www.facebook.com/British-Helicopter-Team-268912457905/

www.twitter.com/BritishHeliTeam

Polish Helicopter Team

(Poland)

www.facebook.com/helisport

The Swiss Helicopter Team

(Lucerne, Switzerland)

www.swissheli.ch

Helicopter Display Teams - Civilian and Military

Apache Solo Display Team

(Royal Netherlands Air Force, The Netherlands)

www.apachedemoteam.nl

www.facebook.com/APACHEDEMOTEAMRNLAF

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solo_Display_Team

Attack Helicopter Display Team

(British Army Air Corps, United Kingdom)

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

www.facebook.com/AttackHelicopterDisplayTeamahdt2012

www.twitter.com/ApacheDisplay

Black Cats

(British Royal Navy Helicopter Display Team, United Kingdom)

www.royalnavy.mod.uk

www.facebook.com/RoyalNavyBlackCats

www.twitter.com/RNBlackCats

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

The Blue Eagles

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

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Eagles

Golden Eagles Russian Aerobatic Team

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

www.berkuty.su

www.facebook.com/BerkutyAerobaticTeam

www.twitter.com/BerkutyTeam

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkuts

O'Brien's Flying Circus

(United Kingdom)

www.obriensflyingcircus.com

Padrulla Aspa

(Spanish Air Force, Armilla Air Force Base, Armilla, Granada, Spain, Spain)

http://patrullaaspa.defensa.gob.es/

twitter.com/PatrullaAspa

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrulla_ASPA

RAF Chinook Display Team

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

www.raf.mod.uk/chinookdisplayteam

www.facebook.com/rafchinookdisplayteam

www.twitter.com/ChinookDisplay

Rotores de Portugal

(Portugal)

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotores_de_Portugal

Scorpion Aerobatic Team, Grupa Akrobacyjna Skorpion

(Poland)

www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_aerobatic_team

Team Merlin

(British Royal Air Force Merlin Fan Page, United Kingdom)

www.facebook.com/TeamMerlin2878

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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