7 episodes

Shephard Studio’s Revolutions in Vertical Flight looks at the history of the helicopter and tiltrotor, discovering the key individuals and revolutionary moments that created the rotorcraft industry that we know today.And we take a look to the future, consider how next-generation rotorcraft will shape the future battlespace, and hear how the innovation underway today will enable the urban air mobility of tomorrow.

Revolutions in Vertical Flight Shephard Studio

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Shephard Studio’s Revolutions in Vertical Flight looks at the history of the helicopter and tiltrotor, discovering the key individuals and revolutionary moments that created the rotorcraft industry that we know today.And we take a look to the future, consider how next-generation rotorcraft will shape the future battlespace, and hear how the innovation underway today will enable the urban air mobility of tomorrow.

    The Future of VTOL Innovation

    The Future of VTOL Innovation

    In this episode, we learn more about the urban air mobility revolution and hear how manufacturers pursuing new advances in a wide range of areas, from autonomy to propulsion.

    • 43 min
    The Dream of Urban Air Mobility

    The Dream of Urban Air Mobility

    Industry giants and start-ups alike are racing to develop electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, which could turn the visions of science fiction into reality, providing low-carbon travel in the urban environment, without the need for runways or the other infrastructure associated with earlier types of aviation.

    • 43 min
    The Future Battlespace

    The Future Battlespace

    In this episode, we turn to the future and hear how the US Army’s plan to replace its current fleet of helicopters is set to introduce entirely new configurations of rotorcraft.

    • 47 min
    The Tiltrotor

    The Tiltrotor

    In this episode, we look at a persisting dream of the early rotorcraft pioneers – how to build a machine that combined the vertical takeoff and landing attributes of a helicopter with the speed and range advantages of a fixed wing aircraft.

    • 50 min
    The Dawn of the Helicopter

    The Dawn of the Helicopter

    In this episode, we discover how a young engineer working out of his parents barn was to profound effect on the future direction of the helicopter industry as well as the fortunes of a fighter aircraft manufacturer by the name of Bell.

    • 48 min
    The Birth of VTOL

    The Birth of VTOL

    In this episode, we go back to the beginning and look at how the work of a Spanish engineer to perfect his autogiro design helped pave the way for the development of the helicopter.

    • 50 min

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