Dear friends, colleagues, and future members,
Welcome to the Society of Flight Test Engineers web site. The Society is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aircraft
If you're not a member of the SFTE yet, allow me a moment to explain a few of the benefits of becoming a member. The SFTE offers its members the opportunity to meet flight test professionals from around the world, and share the lessons they have learned through many years of flight testing. Our local and international symposia are occasions to meet newcomers to the profession, reconnect with old friends, and benefit from the experiences of others.
For our members, we offer job postings, an extensive database of technical papers delivered over decades of symposia, an easy way to connect with other flight test specialists, and all of our high quality newsletters.
We are quickly approaching the 2015 SFTE International Symposium, which will be held from September 14-18. Our Antelope Valley Chapter has been hard at work putting together a jaw dropping list of technical papers, and the topics are impressive. This year’s theme is Breaking Barriers. Whether your interests lie in structuring an organization, the latest analytical techniques, instrumentation, unmanned vehicles, or some of the rich history that took place at Edwards Air Force Base, I think you will walk away with the experience of a lifetime. The Antelope Valley Chapter is simultaneously hosting a trade show which will be the perfect place to network with other flight testers and see the latest technical innovations our vendors have to offer. Plus, we will also be treated to some amazing technical tours. I look forward to seeing you in Lancaster, California!