SETP Vision

To be the recognized world leader in promoting safety, communication and education in the design & flight test of aerospace vehicles and their related systems. To maintain a viable professional and prestigious international society for all test pilots and aerospace corporations.

SETP Mission Statement

To broaden professional relationships through the sharing of ideas and experiences which promote and enhance safety, communication and education. To prevent accidents and loss of life by improving safety, design and flight test of aerospace vehicles and their related systems. To provide a forum to disseminate information to those in the aerospace industry for the benefit of all aviation users.


SETP Core Values

  • Integrity
    The cornerstone of our profession in that the test pilot's job is determining truth.
  • Ethical Behavior
    The legal and fiscal impacts of test pilot decisions demand ethical behavior to maintain trust and respect.
  • Professional Reputation
    Professional reputation is established by fair and truthful actions that gain the confidence and respect of all involved parties.
  • Experience and Expertise
    The effective test pilot must have experience and expertise for the comparison of test results to insure credibility.
  • Fairness
    Fairness in all our dealings creates confidence when the user firmly believes that they will always be dealt with honestly.

Flight Test is a critical part of the aerospace industry, and is the ultimate quality control of the developmental process.


Key Success Factors

  • Accident Rate
  • Attendance at Annual Business Meeting
  • Attendance at Symposia
  • Increase Membership (Individual and Corporate)
  • International Aspect - Source of Members
  • Number and Quality of Technical Papers
  • Number of Corporate Suites/Displays
  • Number of Queries to Safety Database
  • Number of Queries/Amount of Correspondence
  • Number of Section Functions
  • Number of Symposia Positive Financial Report

Strategic Goals

  • Increase Membership (Individual and Corporate)
  • Increase Business Efficiency
  • Conduct a Bi-annual Safety Workshop
  • Increase Membership Involvement
  • Increase Number of Symposia
  • Disseminate Safety Information
  • Achieve True Internationalization
  • Improve Service to the Membership
  • Develop & Improve Relationships with Other Aerospace Organizations
  • Increase Distribution and the Quality of Cockpit
  • Increase Attendance at Symposia
  • Increase Number of Technical Papers