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.
SFTE Weekly Newsletter - 2020.01.23
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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 2020.
Sir George Edwards / Sir Ralph Robins / Sir Charles Masefield (National Aerospace Library Sound Archive)
For your information a historic 1973 sound recording of Sir George Edwards HonFRAeS in which he recollects on the how the British aircraft industry evolved during his long career in aviation 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'):-
Sir George Edwards' lecture has been released alongside recordings of the 1997 Inaugural Whittle Lecture lecture by Sir Ralph Robins in which he discusses the legacy of Sir Frank Whittle and a 1997 lecture by Sir Charles Masefield in which reviews the future direction of European aerospace collaboration beginning with his personal selection of the 16 most significant aircraft platforms in aviation history.
Annual Flight Test Seminar Hosted by ITPS
ITPS hosted the Annual Flight Test Seminar on 12-13 December 2019. It was a great event well attended and fully in the spirit of sharing experiences and lessons learned in different flight test programs.
Click the link below to read the full article on the event!
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
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.