Technical Standards 

The Tech Council addresses  standards in flight testing such as sign conventions, measurement units, parameter names, nomenclature, abbreviations, and control room displays. The purpose is to provide consistency between flight test programs and organizations to allow more efficient, high quality flight testing while promoting safe flight operations. 

Symposium Judging

The Tech Council organizes and develops criteria for judging presentations at annual SFTE symposiums. Emphasis is placed on technical significance, innovation, and credibility in addition to audience consideration. The Tech Council also regularly requests volunteers to assist judging the presentations at the annual symposium. 


Webinars are short, highly-focused, and informal forums on specific topics. Be it related changes in technology, safety, best practices, etc., the Tech Council pursues topics not already being addressed in other venues.

  • FAA human factors rules
  • Failure mode testing 
  • Data management best practices 
  • Networking Job Resumes  
  • Flight Test Engineering Intro for College Studenst
  • UAVs and CFRs
  • Commercial Space & CFRs

Tech Classes

The Tech Council advises and helps provide instructors for the annual SFTE sympsoiums.