Col. Joe Kittinger HonFRAeS interview (National Aerospace Library Sound Archive)

For your information a video recording of an extended interview with Col. Joe Kittinger HonFRAeS on his extraordinary career in the field of flight testing and aeromedical research including his August 16 1960 parachute descent from 102,800 ft at the edge of Space from the Excelsior III high-altitude balloon has just been added to the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - a real 'Who's Who' of aviation personalities and historical subjects based on original recordings held in the Library's archives - and is now available to listen to via the Royal Aeronautical Society's SoundCloud web-site :-

www.aerosociety.com/podcast

The specific link to the video / sound recording is (just click on the arrow button to 'Play'):-

https://www.aerosociety.com/news/audio-video-an-interview-with-col-joe-kittinger-hon-fraes/

The interview with Col. Kittinger - which was specially arranged for the National Aerospace Library Sound Archive - has been released alongside recordings of a 1995 lecture by Sir Peter Masefield in which he recollects on the work of the Brabazon Committees and their impact on the development of postwar British civil aviation and a 1997 lecture by Alan Mulally providing his personal insights into future development of the world aerospace industry.

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SETP 63rd Annual Symposium - Photo Gallery and VideoCasts Now Available

The VideoCasts for the 63rd Annual SETP Symposium are now available to view in the Member's Only section of the SETP website.  

You will need your username and password to access the videocasts.  Click HERE to log in.

Click HERE to view the photo gallery for the Annual Symposium.

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SETP 63rd Annual Symposium - Photo Gallery and VideoCasts Now Available

The video podcasts for the 63rd Annual SETP Symposium are now available to view in the Member's Only section of the SETP website.  

You will need your username and password to access the podcasts.  Click HERE to log in.

Click HERE to view the photo gallery for the Annual Symposium.

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Test Pilot Instructor Earns Navy’s First Army Broken Wing Award

Congratulations to Barbara Gordon (M) on receiving this prestigious award!

Read the full article HERE

SETP Preparedness Program (Formerly known as the SETP Partner Handbook)

Rise 360 

Welcome to the interactive, online SETP Preparedness program! (Formerly known as the SETP Partner Handbook) The contents of this program are designed to help you put the basics in order for your family as you embark on your career as a test pilot and/or to keep your affairs in order as you move through life.

In 2010 and 2011, the SETP Partner’s Committee and the SETP Critical Incident Response Committee were both formed to address the needs of the test pilot community more broadly and extend care/help to the families.  We had a few years of unfortunate tragedies that touched our SETP community deeply, and the members engaged with the partners to determine the best ways SETP could help support efforts to ensure members were prepared. The purpose of both of these committees is not simply to prepare you for the worst but to prepare you for the best.

This website was developed to help make navigating the handbook and completing the tasks within easier!