Flight Test 101 - September 2020
Flight Test 101 - Anaheim, CA
Flight Test 101
PowerPoint Legacy Presentation
(Download the PowerPoint presentation and all video to the same directory)
Modern PowerPoint Presentation with Embedded Video
(Right click and 'save as' to ensure video playback. This is a large file so it may take a couple minutes to download)
The SETP Education Outreach briefing is intended for use by members to educate STEM-oriented students on the fundamentals of the flight test profession. The script was written for a target audience between the U.S. 11th/12th grade and collegiate freshman/sophomore level of education: feel free to modify it to suit the education level of your particular audience. The intent of this suggested briefing is to simply make it easier/quicker for members to encourage our next generation of flight testers!
The brief is available for download in two versions. "Legacy Presentation" is a PowerPoint 2003-2007 version, with links to applicable videos inside the presentation. The "modern" version was created with PowerPoint 2013, with all videos "embedded" inside the presentation. (hence, it's enormous file size) Downloading the legacy presentation requires that you click on each file in the Google drive, then select the 'download' icon that appears at the top of the page. Store all video files in the same folder with the PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation for proper playback in PowerPoint's 'slideshow' mode. Selecting the 'modern' download link will trigger a warning stating, "There was a problem previewing this document." (file size presumably triggers this) Select the download button anyway. Next you will get a warning stating the file is too large for Google to perform a virus scan -- and asking you if you want to download regardless. As of 19 Sep 15, the file has been confirmed to be virus-free. Nevertheless, we recommend you keep your virus software up-to-date before downloading -- and that you scan the file immediately upon download. The advantage of the modern version -- if your computer has the requisite PowerPoint version and video codecs installed -- is that automatic video playback in 'slideshow' mode is generally less error-prone, and often results in smoother video play-back.
If you don't know what computer you will be using for the presentation -- or which version of PowerPoint -- we recommend you download both versions. When you arrive at your speaking venue, install both versions on the computer's internal hard drive, and test video playback. If neither version works, try deleting all video files from the presentations, and then reinsert them -- ON THE COMPUTER you will be presenting with. Worst-case, videos can simply be played back independently from the PowerPoint software.
A suggested script is available by selecting the "Notes" page view in PowerPoint. Make sure to review the "Notes to Briefers" on Slide 1 -- there is useful information/suggestions there.