Early Historical Timeline
- October 7, 1968: Seattle Boeing FTEs aim to establish a society
- October 24, 1968: First SFTE weekly meeting.
- October 29, 1968: First Publicity Committee Meeting
- November 13, 1968: Board sets paperwork deadlines
- November 27, 1968: Initial draft of Constitution and Bylaws
- December 4, 1968: Nominating and Elections Procedures, Formation of Chartered Chapters
- December 11, 1968: Constitution December 18, 1968: Bylaws
- December 26, 1968: Secretary of State approves the Articles of Incorporation.
- February 5, 1969: First report of Members: 7 applicants received at this point
- April 9-10, 1969: Flight Test Management Technical Meeting hosted by SFTE
- May 1969: Final Constitution Acceptance
- May 1969: First National Election
- June 1969: Final Bylaws Acceptance
- June 4, 1969: Induction of additional chapter (Antelope Valley) Switched to holding monthly meetings
- September 3, 1969: Non-Profit Status approval was announced to the Board of Directors.
- October 1969- May 1970: Six Chapters created, each holding monthly dinner meetings with either local or visiting speakers or flight test films.
- October 3, 1969: Antelope Valley Chapter established
- November 5, 1969: Long Island Chapter established
- February 2, 1970: North Texas Chapter established
- April 1, 1970: Patuxent River Chapter established
- May 6, 1970: Los Angeles Chapter and Wichita Chapter established
- October 5-7, 1970: First Annual Business Meeting Held in conjunction with Long Island Chapter‘s Technical Meeting Computer Aided Flight Testing in the 1970s; 2 Journal issues published; monthly newsletter now implemented; 457 total members; 404 Members, 38 Associates, 15 Affiliates
- October 3, 1972: Second Annual Business Meeting; First National Board of Directors Meeting Elections for a National Board of Directors Board composed of AV and LA Chapter Members; Mailing address becomes associated with Lancaster, CA
- August 20, 1973: Society Award Program – Award to be presented annually to a member who excelled in his particular flight test field. Kelly Johnson received the award, and the award was then named in his honor.