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.
2021 Flight Test Safety Virtual Workshop - Registration Open
FTSC Virtual Workshop
27 May 2021
The Flight Test Safety Committee will hold a one day "virtual" Workshop on 27 May 2021.
The session will include a Tutorial with Technical Presentations and run from 7:00am – 1:30pm PDT (10:00am - 4:30pm EDT) with breaks scheduled throughout.
High-performing organizations recognize that a Safety Management System (SMS) can provide tremendous safety benefit, but only IF all four components are present, operational and EFFECTIVE. None drive to culture more than Component 4 – Safety Promotion, an organization’s commitment to investing in its personnel and communicating safety information. The 2021 edition of the FTSW Tutorial will take a close look at what comprises industry standards for SMS Safety Promotion and further, what are the recommended practices that would enable an effective program for flight test organizations.
We will be conducting this vFTSW using Zoom.
Click HERE for more information and to register for the Virtual Workshop
Special Business Meeting & State of the Society
NTPS Selections for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer GA Program
The National Test Pilot School (NTPS) is pleased to announce that the selection process for the 2021 Flight Test Engineer Graduate Assistant Program has been completed and are excited to introduce the first three selectees. Click Here to download the full press release.
SETP Virtual Symposium on 16 April 2021 - Registration
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Virtual Symposium – 16 April 2021
Due to the cancelation of individual Section events, SETP will host a Virtual Symposium on 16 April 2021 to continue the Society’s mission of sharing lessons learned within the flight test community. The purpose of this Symposium is to share the knowledge gained in the course of planning, execution and documentation of flight test activities. The intent of the Symposium is to help prevent re-learning of hard lessons through cross pollination of the ideas and discoveries from our seemingly different, yet similar and related areas of flight test.
CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE SCHEDULE AND REGISTER!
As soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so, we will begin hosting in-person events again to continue the networking and camaraderie with our esteemed Members!
2021 - EAA AirVenture Call for Papers
For details and to apply to be a presenter, visit https://eaa.org/airventure/AirVenture-Speaker-Information
First Flight: Boeing’s Advanced F-15EX
The latest generation of the venerable F-15 fighter took flight on 2 February in St. Louis, with Boeing chief test pilot Matt Giese (AF) at the controls. The flight lasted 90 minutes, and began and ended at Lambert field. The F-15EX is a technologically advanced version of the fighter that entered service in 1974, with fly-by-wire controls, a stronger airframe and much more modern computers and sensors.
CLICK HERE to read the full article.