ukvln, about, tip vortices, 250pxThe purposes of the UK Vertical Lift Network are summed up in its Vision, Mission, and Aims.‌


To create a nationally and internationally recognised world class Vertical Lift Network (VLN) to inspire, to grow and to protect the vertical lift sector.


To establish a nationally and internationally recognised network of influential industrial and academic VLN members. To integrate the VLN with national aerospace institutions, bodies and research establishments to provide leadership within the vertical lift sector. To train, develop and to sponsor future vertical lift Engineers.


  • Promote the vertical lift sector
  • Facilitate collaborative research
  • Attract funding