2020 Flight Test Safety Workshop - Call for Presentations

                2020 Flight Test Safety Workshop
                 5-7 May 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center

Denver, Colorado

Call for Presentations

Gene Kranz famously coined the term “Tough and Competent” in his “Kranz Dictum” to describe the “price of admission” to the ranks of NASA Mission Control. Would you argue with the guy that was central to bringing the Apollo 13 crew home safe? For him, “Tough” related to uncompromised responsibilities, and total accountability for actions. “Competent” related to knowledge and skill, and never being deficient in either. Transposing this to SMS Safety Promotion suggests that we are sufficiently trained to perform to the competencies required by our flight test organization and the SMS (you do have SMS don’t you?).  Training underpins all critical functions and effective communications enables awareness and continuous learning. The 2020 edition of the Flight Test Safety Workshop will anchor on training, education and communication as it relates to flight test safety. 

Come join us in the Mile High City as we focus on Safety Promotion, the 4th major component of the Safety Management System (SMS). We want to hear from test organizations on their successes or challenges in providing necessary training for testers and the means to ensure safety-critical information is shared broadly. Perhaps share your SMS implementation strategy and the tools/methods that paved the way for a positive safety culture. In short, tell us what “Tough and Competent” means to your organization.

Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes. Please send presentation/briefing proposals to the 2020 Flight Test Safety Workshop Chairman, Jeff Mabry via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you should have any questions regarding submitting an abstract please contact Susan Bennett.

The deadline for abstracts is 10 February 2020 to allow time for appropriate consideration and inclusion in the program.

Hotel Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver Tech Center
7801 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 779-6161

A limited block of rooms is reserved at the government per diem rate of $181.00 per night. Please click HERE to book your room.

Please reserve your room by Sunday, 12 April 2020 in order to guarantee this rate.