2023 Flight Test Safety Workshop - Call for Presentations

2023 Flight Test Safety Workshop
2-4 May 2023

Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview
400 West Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67202

The Flight Test Safety Committee is pleased to announce that the North American Flight Test Safety Workshop will be held 2-4 May 2023 in Wichita, Kansas.

The Tutorial, Risk Management For The Future of Flight – Exploring how risk management can be applied to new technologieswill be held at the Textron Aviation Activity Center at Beech Field on Tuesday, 2 May.

The technical presentations will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview from 3-4 May.

This is an official call for papers.

For the technical paper presentation portion of the Workshop, we want to hear from testers on their approaches for testing of new and novel technologies, including electric (eCTOL, eVTOL) and autonomous aircraft.  Presentations on other subject matters are welcome, too.

Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes. Please send presentation/briefing proposals to the 2023 Flight Test Safety Workshop Chairman, Stu “Chia” Rogerson via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The deadline for abstracts is 17 February 2023 to allow time for appropriate consideration and inclusion in the program.

The event includes a technical tour of Textron Aviation on Tuesday after the tutorial.

Hope to see you there!   

The registration site will be available soon.



Tuesday Tutorial: “Risk Management For The Future of Flight – Exploring how risk management can be applied to new technologies

It has become clear that new aircraft and engine technologies are creating an exciting new frontier for aviation.  In various forms, both manned and autonomous, new, novel, and complex technologies currently under development are expected to transport people, carry cargo,  deliver packages and organ donations, and conduct many missions yet to be defined.  Testing accidents have already occurred, both in actual flight testing, and in the novel technologies used to “power” flight, such as with Lithium Ion battery fires.   This tutorial will explore how to adapt risk management methodologies, such as STPA, to testing of these new and novel technology aircraft.  We’ll revisit the STPA process, and also discuss real examples of applying risk management processes to new technology aircraft. 

Join us for FTSW ‘23 tutorial to learn more about how to apply risk management to testing of aircraft that don’t fit our traditional or historical perspective of aircraft design.  As an attendee, you will depart the workshop with a stronger understanding of risk management processes you can use in your organization. 

2023 Flight Test Safety Workshop - Hotel Reservations & Complimentary Airport Shuttle

Flight Test Safety Workshop
 2-4 May 2023
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview

400 West Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67202

A limited block of rooms is reserved at the government per diem rate of $103.00 per night.

Please reserve your room by Monday, 10 April 2023 in order to guarantee this rate.

There is not a direct link to book your room. Please visit  www.druryhotels.com to book online and search for the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS  67202

Group Code is 10006213 (this should be entered under Add Special Rate or Code, then select Group Code to enter it).

You may  also call 1-800-325-0720 and reference the Group Code 10006213 .


There is a parking fee of $10 a day for all guests with cars.


Complimentary Airport Transportation

The Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview offers a complimentary airport shuttle to guests. Once you land, please call the hotel directly at 316-358-6806 and the shuttle will pick you up. A departure shuttle can be scheduled at check in.  The shuttle runs in 30 minutes.