Welcome to SETP
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development; interchanging ideas, thoughts and suggestions of the members, assisting in the professional development of experimental pilots, and providing scholarships and aid to members and the families of deceased members.
SETP Central Section: Nominations for the 2020 Scott R. Foster Award
Members of the Central Section of SETP:
Nominations for the 2020 Scott R. Foster Award are being accepted by the SETP Central Section Board through March 1, 2020. This award was established by the Central Section of SETP to honor the memory of Scott Foster and recognizes flight test professionals in the Central Section who have made significant contributions in at least one of three areas: leadership, mentoring and/or innovation. The winner of the award will be announced at the Central Section Symposium, April 17, 2020.
The purpose of the award, as well as selection and nomination criteria are found on the SETP website: https://www.setp.org/central-section/central-section-scott-r-foster-award.html
In considering whether you wish to nominate someone for this award, please note that they do not necessarily have to be a member of SETP. However, the person nominating someone for the award must be a SETP member.
SETP Central Section Board
SFTE Weekly Newsletter - 2019.12.10
Click HERE to download The Society of Flight Test Engineers Weekly Newsletter!
Customized SETP Swiss-Made Watch - Now Available!
NEW - Customized SETP Swiss-Made Watch - Now Available! Produced by Chrono AG, this is a solar powered watch customized with the SETP logo on the watch face and imprint on the watch band (SETP logo imprint included on the box for the watch as well).
$250+tax (if applicable) and shipping fees.
Col. Joe Kittinger HonFRAeS interview (National Aerospace Library Sound Archive)
For your information a video recording of an extended interview with Col. Joe Kittinger HonFRAeS on his extraordinary career in the field of flight testing and aeromedical research including his August 16 1960 parachute descent from 102,800 ft at the edge of Space from the Excelsior III high-altitude balloon has just been added to the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects based on original recordings held in the Library's archives - and is now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site :-
The specific link to the video / sound recording is (just click on the arrow button to 'Play'):-
The interview with Col. Kittinger - which was specially arranged for the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - has been released alongside recordings of a 1995 lecture by Sir Peter Masefield in which he recollects on the work of the Brabazon Committees and their impact on the development of postwar British civil aviation and a 1997 lecture by Alan Mulally providing his personal insights into future development of the world aerospace industry.
SETP and AmazonSmile
Dear SETP Membership,
Hey Amazon Shoppers! Don't forget, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). SETP has set up 2 links for our charitable organizations that you can choose the donation be made to when you purchase items through AmazonSmile. The links are listed below and we hope you will use them for future Amazon shopping:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0188969 - Link for SETP Foundation
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-2479396 - Link for SETP Scholarship Foundation
It has come to our attention that you are not able to support AmazonSmile when shopping via the Amazon App through your smart phone. Please use the links above so that it will take you directly to AmazonSmile to make your purchases and support our charitable organizations.
Thanks for the support!
SETP 63rd Annual Symposium - Photo Gallery and Video Podcasts Now Available
The video podcasts for the 63rd Annual SETP Symposium are now available to view in the Member's Only section of the SETP website.
You will need your username and password to access the podcasts. Click HERE to log in.
Click HERE to view the photo gallery for the Annual Symposium.