Online Conference Day 1

Everything you need to know about International Military Helicopter USA's first online day!

11:45 am - 12:00 pm Logging In to Online Conference

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Innovating in Vertical Lift – US Government and Industry Collaboration

Mike Hirschberg - Executive Director, Vertical Flight Society

Research associations are an integral resource for both government and industry to achieve an international competitive edge. This session will provide an overview of efforts made by research associations to collaborate with the US government and drive industry transformation. 

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Mike Hirschberg

Executive Director
Vertical Flight Society

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Operating Rotorcraft for Aeromedical Missions in Degraded Visual Environments

Colonel Mark McPherson - Commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army

This session will focus on aeromedical aspects of helicopter operations, especially in flight conditions in Degraded Visual Environments (DVE). This session will highlight and center training and operations of pilots and crew members and how helicopter development needs must be built on their needs for medivac situations using FVL platforms. This session will also touch on how Army Medivac operations are beginning to take on heightened importance with COVID-19.

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Colonel Mark McPherson

Commander, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army

This session will provide an updated look into Army priorities in prototyping and acquisition in FVL. This includes progress on timelines effectiveness and costs, as well as RDT&E challenges so far. A specific focus will be on the ongoing development and current downselect/prototyping timelines and requirements for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.

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Colonel Gregory Fortier

Project Manager, Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft
Program Executive Office – Aviation, U.S. Army

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Industry Panel – Perspectives on Future Vertical Lift Rotorcraft Transition

T.J. Pope - Senior Director, Military Turboshaft Engines, Honeywell

Representatives from the top vendors involved in FVL will discuss ongoing successes, challenges and breakthroughs for updating US Army rotary craft. This session’s major focus will be the perspectives of major parts manufacturers and helicopter OEMs on the developments in the FARA and FLRAA programs.

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T.J. Pope

Senior Director, Military Turboshaft Engines
Honeywell

The FLRAA is one of the two main platform development programs under the Future Vertical Lift Program and is set to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk and H-1 Huey in the coming decade. This session will break down the latest stages of development on the FLRAA program and focus on how RDT&E on the two proposals are progressing.  

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Colonel David Phillips

Project Manager, Future Long Range Assault Aircraft
Program Executive Office – Aviation, U.S. Army

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Perspectives for Developing Rotary Aviation Dominance for the Navy

Captain Scott Starkey - Chief of Staff, Chief of Air Naval Training (CNATRA), Naval Air Training Command, U.S. Navy

With a focus on advanced rotary and tilt-rotor training, this session will detail Naval aviation training priorities for future fleet service, with a particular focus on maximizing mobility, range and firepower. This session will also discuss proposed requirements for rotary needs within FVL development and address potential acquisition challenges.

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Captain Scott Starkey

Chief of Staff, Chief of Air Naval Training (CNATRA)
Naval Air Training Command, U.S. Navy

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Continuing Challenges for ARNG Mission Sets

Brigadier General Stanley Budraitis - Commander, 66th Troop Command, Army National Guard

The Army National Guard encounters unique challenges when using rotary aviation platforms. This session will address:

  • UH-60V-complementing H-60M to modernize the Army National Guard's utility rotary wing fleet
  • Pure fleeting the Army National Guard's Attack Reconnaissance Battalions with AH-64E
  • Posturing for future FVL Integration
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Brigadier General Stanley Budraitis

Commander, 66th Troop Command
Army National Guard

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm End of Conference