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.
52nd European Symposium - Canceled
52nd European Symposium
SETP is sorry to report that due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19 that continue to bring many uncertainties with regard to planning an event, the European Planning Committee in Spain has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 European Symposium scheduled for 18-21 May 2022. We realize the disappointment that comes with this but felt it was the right decision due to the logistics in planning a symposium, travel restrictions/rules, etc.
We are pleased to announce that our Team in Sweden is on track for hosting the 2023 European Symposium in Linkoping for the June timeframe. More details will be announced as soon as they are available.
Tony LeVier Flight Test Safety Award - Nominations Due 30 March
The Flight Test Safety Committee is soliciting nominations for the Tony LeVier Flight Test Safety Award.
Criteria and nomination information can be found HERE.
The deadline to submit a nomination is 30 March 2022.
14th Annual Southeast Section Symposium Canceled
SETP is sorry to report that due to the current surge of the Omicron variant that brings many uncertainties with regard to planning and the Symposium being only 2 ½ weeks away, the Southeast Section Planning Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 SE Symposium scheduled for 4 February in Mobile, AL.
65th Annual S&B Award Winners and 2020/2021 Fellow Class
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is proud to announce the
Herman R. Salmon Technical Publications Award
(Sponsored by Symbolic Displays)
For the Best Technical Paper published in Cockpit during the Past Year
“Bionics In Aviation – The Geranos Winggrid Project”
Robert Hierl (F)
Volocopter Conducts South Korea’s First Crewed Public Air Taxi Test Flight
Damian Hischier (M) had the honor to do another historical first flight with Volocopter.
Check Presentation to The Flight Test Historical Museum
On 23 October at the Gathering of Eagles event in Lancaster, CA, Art "Turbo" Tomassetti (F) and other past Presidents of SETP presented a check to The Flight Test Historical Museum for $100,000. Turbo noted "The flight test profession usually looks forward to the future with new technologies and new aircraft. The Society recognizes that we build that future on the foundations of the past, the things we have done and the things we have learned. This museum will provide a place that will care for that past." This contribution is part of the Society’s pledge to the construction of the facility outside the gates of Edwards AFB, which will house The Bob Hoover Library, SETP Archives and a STEM Classroom.
L-R Past Presidents Roy Martin (F), Tom Morgenfeld (F), JB Brown (F), Steve Rainey (F)
Art Tomassetti (F) presents the check to The Flight Test Historical Museum's Art Thompson and Lisa Brown