SETP Virtual Symposium on 16 April 2021 - Registration

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Virtual Symposium – 16 April 2021

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Due to the cancelation of individual Section events, SETP will host a Virtual Symposium on 16 April 2021 to continue the Society’s mission of sharing lessons learned within the flight test community.  The purpose of this Symposium is to share the knowledge gained in the course of planning, execution and documentation of flight test activities.  The intent of the Symposium is to help prevent re-learning of hard lessons through cross pollination of the ideas and discoveries from our seemingly different, yet similar and related areas of flight test.

Each technical presentation selected is given a 35-minute slot - 25 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for any questions/discussion from the virtual audience.  If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Thank you and we hope you'll join this event!


As soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so, we will begin hosting in-person events again to continue the networking and camaraderie with our esteemed Members!

First Flight: Boeing’s Advanced F-15EX

The latest generation of the venerable F-15 fighter took flight on 2 February in St. Louis, with Boeing chief test pilot Matt Giese (AF) at the controls. The flight lasted 90 minutes, and began and ended at Lambert field. The F-15EX is a technologically advanced version of the fighter that entered service in 1974, with fly-by-wire controls, a stronger airframe and much more modern computers and sensors.

CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Virgin Orbit Launch

Virgin Orbit Latimer Bippert Ericson

Kelly Latimer (AF), Eric Bippert (M) and Todd "Leif" Ericson (F) had the honor of flying the first ever air launch of a liquid-fueled rocket into orbit, successfully deploying 9 satellites.

Read the full article HERE



2021 SETP European Symposium Canceled

SETP is sorry to report that due to the ongoing issues related to COVID-19 we have made the decision to cancel the European Symposium that was scheduled to be held in Seville, Spain this June. 

The Committee in Spain is committed to hosting the Symposium in 2022 so please check our website at for more information later this Fall.

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The National Test Pilot School announces the USNTPS Graduate to NTPS Master’s Degree Program

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The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

44814 North Elm Avenue

Lancaster, California, 93534 USA 

Phone 661.942.9574

Fax 661.940.0398