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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.
Martin-Baker Aircraft Company to Receive the 2019 Spirit of Flight Award
The National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 2019 Spirit of Flight Award to be Presented to
Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited
DAYTON, OHIO – The Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is pleased to announce that its coveted 2019 Spirit of Flight Award will be presented to Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited (MBA) during the 57th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony to be held in Denver, Colorado at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum on September 28, 2019.
The Spirit of Flight Award qualifications include organizations that serve a special need of the nation and set high standards for excellence in the utilization of aerospace assets. Click here to read more...
SFTE Weekly Newsletter - 2019.08.09
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A Celebration of Life - Bob Gilliland (F)
Air Force pilot flies HH-60W for first time
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AFNS) --
The 413th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted the first Air Force-piloted flight of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter July 11. The test took place at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach.
Final Flight of SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Bob Gilliland
Click the link below to view the video tribute to Bob Gilliland (F)
The Wright Brothers and the Early Development of Aeronautics The Wright Brothers and the Early Development of Aeronautics (National Aerospace Library Sound Archive)
For your information sound recordings of three lectures by leading aviation historians Dr. Peter Jakab, Dr. Richard Hallion and Dr. John Ackroyd describing the achievements of the Wright Brothers and the early development of Aeronautics up to that time have 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 are now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site :-