2022 - Canada

Registration Now Open!

The 53rd International SFTE Symposium will be held October 24-28, 2022 at ITPS in London, Ontario, Canada.

The theme of this year's symposium is "A Glimpse into the Future of Flight Test."

Email for more information: sfteca.symposium@gmail.com.


In Person (Individual)$500$555 (includes 1 year membership)
Remote (Individual)$200$200
Remote (Conference Room with Unlimited Attendees)$1000$1000

Additional Options for in person attendees:

  • Short Courses - $50 per person per course
  • Annual Banquet - $60 per person (available as a separate registration or add on)

Invited Speakers

Tim Jorris Ph.D.
Reaching the Future of Flight Test at Hypersonic Speed

Dave Vanhoy 
Test Education - Back to the Future

John Minor 
The Unique Challenges of UAV Flight Testing - Past, Present, and a Look Towards the Future

Short Courses

Certification Considerations for eVTOL Handling Qualities

From the Past to the Future: ADS-33 Influences

A Glimpse into the future of data acquisition systems

Panel Discussion

A Glimpse into the Future of Flight Test

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Rogers E Smith
My Glimpse Into the Future of Flight Test

Technical Papers

How to Train your Space Tester, Part 2: Enabling CapabilitiesEvelyn Kent, Anna Gunn-Golkin, Michael Nayak, Michelle Willett, Emily Remeta, Charles Langdon
Executing the First Automated Flight Test Maneuver on a Boeing Large Commercial AircraftJordan Stringfield, Dulnath Wijayratne, Darren McDonald
First Flight of the eCaravan – magniX‘s All-Electric Cessna 208B Technology Demonstrator"Ben Loxton, Jen Uchida, Steven Crane
Flight Test Challenges for Certification of Urban Air Mobility AircraftDavid Mitchell, David Klyde, Martin Schubert, Michael Jones, Trevor Strand, David Sizoo, Ross Schaller
The Canadian Vertical Lift Autonomy Demonstration Project – Preliminary Flight Test FeedbackDerek Gowanlock, Marc Alexander, Kris Ellis, Sion Jennings, Bryan Carrothers, Perry Comeau, Bill Gubbels
Fundamental operational learnings in unmanned EVTOL aircraft flight testingWouter Plaetinck
V-280 Valor Flight Test Lessons LearnedDon Grove, Dave Johnson
"The Bell APT UAS Failsafe System: Flight Test Lessons Learned"Josh Duckett, Russel Peters
Flight testing tomorrow‘s complex systemsBen Luther
The Edges Inside the Envelope: Mode Transitions and Their Unintended ConsequencesJawanza Bassue, Ted Meyer
Showing Compliance in an Amendment 64 WorldShannon Lunsford, Keith Gittemeier
Air-to-Air Intercept ToolboxAl Lawless
Reduced Visibility Landing Symbology; Mitigating Degraded Visual Environment Landings through Improved DisplaysMajor Aaron E Okun, Robert Vitagliano
Autonomous Air to Air Refueling for Unmanned AircraftMarinus B. Bosma
NRC Vertical Lift Flight Sciences: An Overview of the Technical, Scientific, Regulatory, and Operational Challenges of Implementing Certified Helicopter In-Flight Icing CapabilitiesMarc Alexander
Bits versus pieces: how the evolution of systems could drive flight testing for the foreseeable futureJim Fawcett
Remote Testing of Prototype Aircraft: T-7A Distributed TestRebecca Aronoff
Development and Flight Test of the Combined Vision System on the Global 5500 6500 Vision PlatformKyle Loomis
Outcome-Based Framework for Online Model Validation and Risk AwarenessJuan Jurado, Clark McGehee
A Flutter Exciter System for the Digital AgeRobert Dick, Sean Johnson
Flight Test Methods for Unmanned Aircraft – Employment of Surrogates and Testbed AircraftBrian A. Karlow
Real-time cockpit airfoil performance monitoringJohn Maris
Data Hackathons: Jumpstarting Your Test Organization's Digital TransformationNathan Cook, Troy Soileau
V-22 High Altitude Envelope Expansion – integration of test directors into aircrew decision makingAndrew Bankston
Systems Theoretic Process Analysis in Flight TestJordan Stringfield, Dulnath Wijayratne, Darren McDonald, Shannon Clark
"Paper or Plastic? Exploring Inflight Use of Low-Cost, Commercial-Off-the-Shelf Software and Tablet Computer for Test Cards"Evan Whitehouse
Flight Testing an Adaptive Handling Qualities Aircraft (AHQA) and Development of Variable Stability System (VSS)Vincent Clementi
Improved 6DoF System with open architecture and source codeMark Jordan

Registration Open for SFTE London Symposium

Accommodations in London for the October 2022 SFTE Symposium

Delta Hotels London Armouries
Book your group rate for the Society of Flight Test Engineers
Rate available: Sunday October 23 - Friday October 28, 2022
Last day to book for the special rate: Friday September 30, 2022

Alternative Option: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London


Toronto International Airport (YYZ) is approximately 2 hours by car with rental car agencies at the airport.

London International Airport (YXU) offers daily domestic and international flights and is within minutes of ITPS. Car rentals are also offered at this airport.

Please check the latest entry requirements prior to travel.

Other information:

  • Many restaurants are within walking distance to the Delta and Hilton hotels.
  • Major Credit and Debit cards are widely used in Canada. The currency is the Canadian dollar. 
  • Uber and other taxi services are available. ITPS is approximately 20 minutes by car from the Delta and Hilton hotels.