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Flight Test Safety Database Update
The Flight Test Safety Database is once again available to everyone at http://ftsdb.grc.nasa.gov/.
Please pass this info on to your colleagues and friends within the flight test community.
Thank you all for your patience and support for the Flight Test Safety Database.
Virtual Symposium Award Winners and 2020 Fellow Class
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is proud to announce the
Herman R. Salmon Technical Publications Award
(Sponsored by Symbolic Displays)
For the Best Technical Paper published in Cockpit during the Past Year
“Flight Test Report: Focke Wulf Piaggio P149D-Turbo Prop”
Maj Gen Desmond Barker, SAAF (Ret) (M)
Ray E. Tenhoff Award
(Sponsored by Aerospace Services International)
For the Most Outstanding Paper Presented at the SETP Symposium
“Fighter Unexplained Physiological Episodes: Testing the Ultimate Complex System”
Lt Col Justin Elliott, USAF (M)
Lt Col David Schmitt, USAF (M)
η Eta Award
(Sponsored by Lockheed Martin)
For the Paper Which Best Exhibits Advancements in Flight Testing Efficiency and Effectiveness Presented at the SETP Symposium
“F-35 Supersonic Flight Test Efficiency Using Atmospheric Modeling and Simulation”
Billie Flynn (F), Lockheed Martin (Ret)
Chris Dowell, Lockheed Martin
Javier Arango Memorial Award
(Sponsored by Safe Flight Instrument Corporation)
For the Paper Which Best Reflects Historical Aircraft and Human Machine Interface
“Towards An Improved Interface For Large-Format Displays:
A Comparison Between Eye Tracking, Rhino Pointing and Traditional Tactile Input”
Capt Isaiah Harp, USAF (PAM)
Dr. Thomas Schnell, University of Iowa
Tony LeVier Flight Test Safety Award
(Sponsored by Gentex Corporation)
Darren McDonald The Boeing Company
J. H. Doolittle Award
(Sponsored by The Boeing Company)
For Excellence in the Technical Management or Engineering Aspects of Aerospace Technology
Dr. Allen L. Peterson (F), National Test Pilot School
Iven C. Kincheloe Award
(Sponsored by Lockheed Martin)
In Recognition of Outstanding Professional Accomplishment in the Conduct of Flight Testing During the Past Year
Tom Carr, Garmin
Garmin Emergency Autoland (EAL)
Passing of Denny Behm
SETP was saddened to learn of Denny Behm's passing https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/obituaries/dennis-duane-behm/
SETP Election Results
The votes are in and the results of the SETP Election of Officers to serve on the 2020/2021 Board of Directors are as follows:
Nils Larson (F) was elected as President-Elect. Nils will assume the Office of President of the Society in September 2021.
Brian Sandberg (AF) was elected as Vice President.
John Tougas (AF) was elected as Secretary.
Andrew McFarland (AF) was elected as Treasurer.
Kerry Smith (M) was elected as Legal Officer.
Thank you to all the candidates for being willing to step up to the challenges and additional responsibilities of serving on your Board. I look forward to working on your behalf with this exceptional team!
Mike "Sting" Wallace (F)
2019/2020 SETP President-Elect
Central Section Tech Talk with Jim "JB" Brown
The SETP Central Section hosted a short Virtual Tech Talk, Flying Lockheed's Stealth Fighters, on 25 June with Jim "JB" Brown (F).
ITPS Canada - First Virtual Graduation Ceremony
On Friday, June 19th, ITPS Canada held its first ever virtual graduation ceremony for the 2019B Graduate Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Course. The seven graduates from China, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Canada received their certificates at the ITPS facility with social distancing and protective measure in place, while friends, family, and sponsors from all over the world attended via Zoom. Guest of Honour and keynote speaker, Mr. Fernando Alonso, President of Airbus Spain and CEO of Airbus Military Aircraft Division (retired), gave the new graduates valuable advice as they embark on their new career. It was not an easy year for the graduates due to the workload and intensity of their training but also the unforeseen pandemic that gave them an extra life lesson of expecting the unexpected. Through a combination of online instruction and re-structuring of the programme, the students graduated only three weeks later than planned despite the seven week hiatus due to the lockdown. ITPS is excited to see our graduates thrive in this next chapter of their careers. Congratulations to all!
SETP and AmazonSmile
Hey Amazon Shoppers! Don't forget, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com).
AmazonSmile is now available when shopping via the Amazon App through your smart phone! Please see how to sign up with the Amazon App HERE.
SETP has set up 2 links for our charitable organizations that you can choose the donation be made to when you purchase items through AmazonSmile. The links are listed below and we hope you will use them for future Amazon shopping:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/32-0188969 - Link for SETP Foundation
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-2479396 - Link for SETP Scholarship Foundation
Thanks for the support!