Commercial UAV Expo Europe  

September 3-5, 2024  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

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Mike Hirschberg

Mike assumed the duties of Director of Strategy in June 2023, after 12 years serving as the VFS Executive Director. 

Prior to joining VFS in 2011, he worked for 20 years in the aerospace industry, primarily in vertical flight. Mike was previously a principal aerospace engineer with CENTRA Technology (now Amentum), providing technical and program management support for over 10 years to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) on advanced aircraft and rotorcraft concepts. Prior to this, he worked from 1994 to 2001 in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, supporting the development of the X-32 and X-35 vertical flight propulsion systems. Mike also served as the Managing Editor of the Society’s Vertiflite magazine from 1999 to 2011, and as the Editor in Chief since then. 

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