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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.
SETP Virtual Symposium on 16 April 2021 - Call for Papers!
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Virtual Symposium – 16 April 2021
Call for Papers
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.
This is an official call for papers. Each technical presentation selected is given a 35-minute slot - 25 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for any questions/discussion from the virtual audience. No proceedings are published for this Symposium, therefore formal written papers are not required.
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2021 - EAA AirVenture Call for Papers
For details and to apply to be a presenter, visit https://eaa.org/airventure/AirVenture-Speaker-Information
2021 Flight Test Safety Workshop: In-Person Event Canceled
Dear Flight Test Safety Workshop Supporters,
The FTSW Planning Committee has canceled the in-person Flight Test Safety Workshop in Denver (4-6 May 2021) due to the ongoing issues related to COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding as we take prudent action in terms of the health risk, as well as the ability to cancel the venue with no fees.
The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) is disappointed that we cannot interact with the test community during this important Workshop, but we are considering a condensed virtual workshop or webinar in its place. If this is arranged, we will notify you as soon as possible.
Art Tomassetti, FTSC Chairman
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.
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2021 SETP West Coast Symposium Canceled
SETP is sorry to report that due to the ongoing issues related to COVID-19 we have had to cancel the West Coast Symposium that was scheduled to be held in San Diego on 19-20 March 2021.
If you have already booked a room reservation at The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, you will need to call the hotel at 1-800-422-8386 to cancel this directly. The hotel will not automatically cancel it for you because you do have the option to keep your reservation if you decide you'd still like to stay at the hotel for a visit on your own.
We understand that the annual Fellows Coordinating Committee meeting was in conjunction with this Symposium and we are working on getting more information out to the Fellows regarding the path forward for this meeting to take place. We will email updates on this once they are available.
Virgin Orbit Launch
Kelly Latimer (AF), Eric Bippert (M) and Todd "Leif" Ericson (F) had the honor of flying the first ever air launch of a liquid-fueled rocket into orbit, successfully deploying 9 satellites.
Read the full article HERE