Cockpit Magazine is a peer reviewed journal created to share the lessons learned and milestones of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Technical Articles are the most important content that we publish and will be reviewed by our Editorial Board based on quality, scope, lessons learned and content. Throughout the publishing process, our Editorial Board will provide feedback to assist you in your work if needed. 

If your work has been previously published, please gain permission from publication prior to submission. 

A detailed template is provided, but not required, to assist in formatting: SETP Paper Template - Download Here

A simplified template is provided to assist in formatting: Simplified SETP Paper Template - Download Here

Review the Editorial Board's Referee Report, to see how all submissions are reviewed: Referee Report - Download Here

Other content accepted for submission to Cockpit Magazine are RefleXion articles and Qualitative Evaluations. 

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The Editorial Board will review your Technical Articles for content, scope and completeness. We will ask some of the following questions, while not conclusive, to review your work.

Is your technical article on the scope of Cockpit, with an application to flight test?

Are there related lessons learned, conclusions and Recommendations?

Have the appropriate references been cited and are the citation methods consistent? 

If you are unsure if your Technical Article meets this criteria, please submit and we will provide feedback.


Submission Deadlines

Summer Magazine: Articles due 15 May

Winter Magazine: Articles due 27 November