Corporate Membership

Be a part of the professional flight test industry.

SFTE members come from companies just like yours, who are involved in all aspects of flight testing air and space vehicles. As a professional organization, we rely on both the contributions and commitment of our Corporate Members to provide value to our members, and thus your employees.

SFTE offers a unique forum for the promotion and development of safe and effective aerospace testing. This can have immense benefit for your company’s flight test engineers, test pilots, and test programs as they learn best practices and critical lessons from a diverse audience of global experts.

Areas of industry discussion include:

  • new risk mitigation methodologies
  • test effectiveness
  • program leadership
  • project productivity
  • updated regulatory standards
  • training and competency

Membership and participation demonstrate your commitment to the flight test industry and help reinforce your company brand. Positioning your company, brand and message alongside with SFTE at our various functions will increase awareness and visibility of your company in the aerospace community and facilitate recruitment.

We were created for your workforce.

SFTE was created for companies with employees just like yours – engineers and other professionals who work with all aspects of flight testing from around the world! SFTE continues to grow and expand our capabilities and services. Our recently updated SFTE website is chock full of valuable information. We have a strong base of 1200 individual members and more than 30 corporate members around the globe. We hope that as a company engaged in or supporting the discipline of flight testing you will consider the benefits of a corporate membership with SFTE.

Annual Membership Dues - Commercial Organizations

For commercial organizations, the Membership Fee structure is based on the size of your company, and the benefits grow with your company. Amounts are in US Dollars (USD).

Annual Corporate RevenueSFTE Annual DuesAffiliate Memberships

Symposium Attendees
(at Member Rate)

Below $100 Million$50012
$100 Million - $1 Billion$100025

$1 Billion - $10 Billion

Above $10 Billion$5000615

SFTE also offers Premium Memberships, with upgraded benefits! See details below.

Annual Membership Dues - Non-Commercial Organizations

For non-commercial organizations, the Membership Fee structure is based on the type of organization. If your organization does not seem to fit any of the categories below, please contact us! Amounts are in US Dollars (USD).

Organization TypeSFTE Annual DuesAffiliate Memberships

Symposium Attendees
(at Member Rate)

Not-for-Profit Universities$50012
Governmental Organizations, including:
national aeronautical laboratories
test pilot schools
military flight test centers

SFTE's Premium Memberships also apply to non-commercial organizations! See details below.

Membership Benefits

Be a part of this elite group of flight testing companies!
Annual Symposiums, Workshops, and mini–Regional Symposiums – These forums offer unique opportunities to learn from experts and pass along your insights. SFTE corporate members receive direct information and special rates to these events held throughout the USA and Europe (see below).
Networking – SFTE provides unparalleled networking capability and opportunities for your company to meet existing and potential customers and recruit employees at our annual symposia, workshops, seminars, technical short courses, and local chapter events. SFTE also partners with other professional organizations, including the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), Flight Test Safety Workshop (FTSW) and AIAA, to increase the breath of our interactions and opportunities.
Publicity and Education – The Flight Test News (members only). We include press releases from our corporate members, program updates, technical articles, and papers from the International and European Symposia. Your company will continue to be prominently listed as a corporate sponsor in the Flight Test News on the website as well as signage at the annual symposium.
Recognition – The SFTE web site prominently lists all our Corporate Sponsors with links to corporate websites for easy product access. Outstanding achievement and technical awards are presented annually by SFTE, to teams and individuals. We encourage our Corporate Members to submit their employees for the appropriate awards and submit articles recognizing their accomplishments to the Flight Test News.
Access to the Members Only section of the SFTE Web Site – This includes access to SFTE AND SETP Technical Papers Database encompassing over 45 years of outstanding papers, past symposium podcasts, our Tech Expert Database that includes Florida Institute of Technology Flight Test video lectures and Red Flag webcasts reviewing timeless lessons learned, and the Digital Notebook.
STEM – SFTE Members and associated chapters are expanding use of the SFTE Flight Test Academy in schools across the U.S. In addition, we collaborate with the STEM sponsors at the Reno Air Races, Oshkosh, and other regional aviation events to introduce students to the flight- testing using simulators and mini workshops
The Society of Flight Test Engineers Foundation – The SFTE Foundation is an IRS approved 501 (C)3 organization. The generous donations from many of our Corporate Members help to provide for the future of flight testing by adding to the pool of new graduates. Those Corporate Sponsors who support our scholarship program are accorded special recognition in our newsletter and at the annual international symposium.

AnchorPremium Corporate Memberships

Make your contribution go even farther!

Gold Member

For each $1,000 contribution beyond regular dues, the company receives one additional Symposium registration at 50% off the member rate. The company also gets an engraved plaque with recognition for being a Gold Member.

Silver Member

Companies who contribute $5,000 (including regular dues) will receive:

  • Two free symposium registrations
  • Their logo prominently displayed with other Silver Members on the website
  • A write-up in SFTE News

For each additional $1,000 contribution above the Silver level, the company receives one additional free symposium registration.

Platinum Member

Companies who contribute $25,000 (including regular dues) will receive:

  • Five free symposium registrations
  • Free virtual symposium attendance for their organization
  • A free vendor booth at the  symposium
  • Special recognition at the symposium
  • An engraved recognition plaque
  • An invitation to participate in a President’s Council allowing them the opportunity to provide inputs to the Board of Directors regarding desired directions taken within and by the society at large.