63rd Annual Symposium & Banquet - Hotel Reservations

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is pleased to announce the

63rd Annual Symposium & Banquet

25-28 September 2019

The Grand Californian Hotel ~ Anaheim, California

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for SETP's Annual Symposium & Banquet!  We recommend that you book a room early to ensure you receive the group rate, even if you are uncertain of your attendance.  You can always cancel the room if necessary (please review the hotel cancellation policy).  The last day to book a room at the group rate is 4 September 2019 unless the block sells out prior to this date.

This year's government block will be located at the Disneyland Hotel.  Please click HERE to book your room at this rate if you are active duty military or a DoD employee.  I.D. will be required at the time of check-in.

To book a room at the group rate for The Paradise Pier or The Grand Californian Hotel, please click HERE.

More information on the events will be available soon.  We hope to see you in Anaheim!  If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

63rd Annual Symposium & Banquet - Call for Papers



The Grand Californian Hotel
Anaheim, California

25-28 September 2019


Since 1957, professionals in the international flight test community have gathered at the annual “S&B” to exchange lessons learned, focus on new and emerging concepts, and engage in the pursuit of enhanced flight test safety and efficiency. The foundation for this endeavor has always been the presentation of technical papers from Society members and the flight test community at large. Whether you’re a flight test “gray beard,” a newly minted TPS grad, or someone in between, we all have something to contribute. Many of your lessons learned (and relearned) are germane to why our Society exists, and should be submitted for consideration at this year’s event. Please share your knowledge, share your issues, share your solutions.

Papers for the 2019 Symposium will be selected on the basis of their potential to educate and enlighten attendees. Technical content is paramount; tailor your submission to provide value to a diverse international audience. 

Manuscripts will be gratefully accepted for online publication, but are not required to be selected.  However, it is often challenging to tell your full story in the time allotted and a written paper will often compliment the important message you have for the Society with additional details and insight.  The Society recognizes the amount of work required to prepare a paper, so manuscripts do not need to be submitted until 4 November 2019.  Please consider submitting a manuscript for publication to tell the whole story, should you be selected to present.


Abstracts should provide, in no more than 150 words, both the one or two critical ideas or lessons you hope your audience will remember and how your lessons will be explained and/or defended in the presentation. The deadline for abstract submission is 7 June 2019. Titles should not exceed ten words.  Each technical presentation selected is given a 30-minute slot, which includes time for any questions/discussion from the audience.  

Please feel free to contact Stuart “Chia” Rogerson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions regarding content, themes, judging, or process.

Email abstracts to:

Attn:  Stuart “Chia” Rogerson (AF) - Symposium Chairman

C/O SETP Headquarters – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.