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Americas

HAC2017, 9-11 November 2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows/Conferences

Autorotate and Live - Helicopter Webinar Focused on Autorotation Technique

11 July 2017

(Online webinar based in the USA.)

https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx
?eid=77179&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx

San Francisco Coast Guard Air Wing - Safe Flying Lecture

12 July 2017

(San Carlos Flight Center, San Carlos, California, USA)

https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx
?eid=76972&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx

Helicopter Safety Awareness and What to Expect When You Are Not Expecting a Ramp Inspection

15 July 2017

(New Garden Airport Terminal Bldg, Toughkenamon, South East Pennsylvania, USA)

https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx
?eid=76891&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx

 

ALEA Expo 2017

24–29 July 2017

(Reno, Nevada, USA)

www.alea.org/alea-expo-2017-reno-nv

NightCon 2017

(As of July 2, 2017, dates not yet annouced. In 2015, held in August.)

(Dallas, Texas, USA)

www.nightcon.com

Rotorcraft Technology Summit

20–21 September 2016

(Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

www.rotorcraftsummit.com

Air Medical Transport Conference
16–18 October 2017
(Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

www.aams.org/events/amtc

CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2017

27–29 September 2017

(Dallas, Texas, USA)

www.chcsafetyqualitysummit.com

Rotorcraft Structures & Survivability Technical Meeting

24–26 October 2017

(Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa, Hampton, Virginia, USA)

www.vtol.org/structures

FAA 2016 Rotorcraft Safety Conference

25–27 October 2017

(Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, Texas, USA)

www.faahelisafety.org

East Coast Helicopter Operations Annual Conference

27–29 October 2017
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
www.eastcoastheliops.com/2017-annual

Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Conference & Trade Show

Produced by Helicopter Association of Canada

• 9 – 11 November 2017 (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

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

(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
www.h-a-c.ca/convention.html


 

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

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

25–27 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

 

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

 

 


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

 

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

Airborne Law Enforcement Agency

- Has multiple events throughout the year -

(Frederick, Maryland, USA)

www.alea.org

Helicopter Air Shows/Events/Fly-Ins 2016 and 2017

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)

25 March 2017

(Oviedo, Florida, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/orlando

44th Annual Bensen Days 2017

- Gyroplanes, helicopters and more -

March 29 – April 1, 2017

(Wauchuala Municipal Airport, Wauchula, Florida, USA)

www.bensendays.us.com

American Heroes Air Show - Texas

22–23 April 2017

(Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/austin

American Heroes Air Show - Washington

10 June 2017

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

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/seattle

Helicopter Day

27 May 2017

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

www.sacmuseum.org/event/helicopter-day-2/

HeliFest (Unknown if this event still exists.)

* For 2016: It was held on 4 June.

(San Carlos, California, USA)

www.hiller.org/helifest_2016.shtml

Rotors Over the Rockies

(Not sure if this event is still taking place. In 2016, it was held on June 7–11.)

(Brigham City Regional Airport, Utah, USA)

www.utahrotorcraft.org/ROTR.html

Rotors 'n Ribs Fly-In

(As of July 2, 2017 - They do not have any dates announced for 2017. Apparently this event will not be offered this year.)

15 July 2016 (Open to pilots and exhibitors.)

16 July 2016 (Open to the public.)

(Goshen Municipal Airport - GSH, Goshen, Indiana, USA)

www.rotorsnribs.com

International Convention of Homebuilt Rotorcraft

- Gyrocopters, helicopters and more -

1–5 August 2017

(Mentone Airport, Mentone, Indiana, USA)

www.pra.org/default.aspx?p=PRAConventionInfoPage&i=38

World Helicopter Day

20 August 2017

 

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

24–26 August 2017

(Plano, Texas, USA)

http://www.chpa-us.org/

Wrens Fall Fly-In

- Gyrocopters & helicopters -

15–16 September 2017

(Wrens Memorial Airport, Wrens, Georgia, USA)

www.peachstaterotorcraft.org/event/eaa-172-wrens-fall-fly

Ken Brock Freedom Fly-In

- Rotorcraft & more -

21–24 September 2017

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

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

Autogyro Day

24 September?? (There website says, 24 September but not sure if this date is for 2016 or 2017. We've contaced the museum but are still waiting for a reply.)

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

www.hiller.org/event/autogiro-day

Wings, Wheels & Rotors Expo 2017 (16th year.)

22 October 2017

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

www.wwrexpo.net

American Heroes Air Show - California (Los Angeles)

4 November 2017

(Hansen Dam Recreation Area, Lakeview Terrace, California, USA)

www.heroes-airshow.com/events/los-angeles

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

China Helicopter Exposition, September 2017, Tianjin, China.

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

China Helicopter Exposition

14–17 September 2017

(Tianjin, China)

www.helicopter-china-expo.com

6th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum & Heli Japan 2017
7–9 November 2017
(Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan)
www.vtol.org/arf



 
6th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum & Heli Japan 2017, Japan

World Helicopter Day

20 August 2017

 

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

43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, 12-15 September 2017, Milan, Italy.

2017 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

Technology Friend or Foe. Helicopter Operations in an Increasingly Complex Environment

5–6 July 2017

(London, England, United Kingdom)

www.aerosociety.com/Events/Event-List/2712
/Technology-Friend-or-Foe

43rd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF)

12–15 September 2017

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.

(Milan, Italy)

www.erf2017.org

Helitech International

3–5 October 2017

(Excel, London, United Kingdom)

www.helitechevents.com

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2017

16–17 October 2017

(Nimes, France)

www.aerial-firefighting-europe.com

Combat Helicopter

17–19 October 2017

(Krakow, Poland)

www.combat-helicopter.com

Search & Rescue International 2017
19–20 October 2017

(Nimes, France)

www.sar-international-2017.com

11th Rotorcraft Symposium

** Sponsored by EASA **

5-6 December 2017

(Cologne Marriott Hotel, Cologne, Germany)

www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/events
/11th-rotorcraft-symposium

2018 Helicopter Trade Shows and Conferences

International Military Helicopter 2018

30–31 January 2018

(London, United Kingdom)

www.militaryhelicopterevent.com

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

2018 Dates to be announced (2017 was on 6–7 June)

(Doncaster Sheffield [Robin Hood] Airport, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

www.policeaviationconference.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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

Royal Aeronautical Society Conferences, Lectures, Events

(London, England)

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

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

(Lausanne, Switzerland)

www.fai.org/rotorcraft

Helicopter Air Shows & Events 2017

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!

The Helicopter Museum

- Calendar of Events -

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Heli-Weekend

2017 dates not announced. 2016 dates: 24-25 April

(Grenchen Airport, Grenchen, Switzerland)

www.airport-grenchen.ch/flughafen.asp?s=1108&l=en

Halloween Family Fun day, the Haunted Helicopter

22 October 2017

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

www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/events.htm

Christmas Fun Day Santa arrives by Helicopter

10 December 2017

(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!

 

3rd Czech Open Helicopter Championships

4–5 August 2017

(Podhorany Airfield, Czech Republic)

http://helisport.cz/en/3rd-czech-open-helicopter-championship

FIFA World FAI

** Events List **

(Zielona Gora, Poland)

www.fai.org/rotorcraft (FAI website)

www.helisport.org (HeliSport website)

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

Russian Helicopter Competition

** Please See Events List Link Below **
** Events take place in June, July, August, September 2017 **

(Moscow Region, Russia)

www.helisport.org/events

Vertoslot
** Helicopter Sport **

(Moscow, Russia)

www.vertoslet.ru

 

World Helicopter Day

20 August 2017

 

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, 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

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