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Flight Test Safety Committee

The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) was formed jointly in November 1994 by members of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP),the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  1. 2018 Flight Test Safety Workshop
      1-3 May 2018

    Sheraton Arlington Hotel
    1500 Convention Center Drive.
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Phone: (1)(817) 261-8200

    The theme of the workshop is “Risk Management – extracting test program risk through detailed planning: hazard identification and risk mitigation – what worked, what didn’t, or what we missed in execution of test.”

    The purpose of this Safety Workshop is to gain further knowledge and competence into flight test risk management through academic tutorial, moderated group exercise, and industry briefings. A primary goal of this workshop is for attendees to return to their respective test organizations with relevant and useful risk management tools and methods that can contribute to thorough test hazard identification, risk mitigation, and improved test readiness.

    Tragically, the flight test community has experienced far too many mishaps in the last several years, highlighting the critical importance of shared learning and incorporation of best practices to avoid needless loss of life and damage/loss of critical test assets. The workshop format is changing in 2018 to a more immersive and interactive discussion and debate, with deliverables of comprehensive risk management references, analysis tools and hazard analysis templates that will be available individually and community-wide.


    The Presentation Schedule will be posted soon.

    A limited block of rooms is reserved at the government per diem rate of $152.00 per night. Please CLICK HERE to reserve your room.

    Please book your room by Monday, 2 April 2018 in order to guarantee this rate.

  2. 2018 Flight Test Safety Workshop
    1-3 May 2018

    Sheraton Arlington Hotel

    Hotel Information:

    Sheraton Arlington Hotel
    1500 Convention Center Drive.
    Arlington, TX 76011
    Phone: (1)(817) 261-8200

    A limited block of rooms is reserved for $152.00 per night.

    CLICK HERE to reserve your room!

    The deadline to book your room is Monday, 2 April 2018.


    More info on the Workshop coming soon!

  3. Sheraton Arlington Hotel Shuttle

    Fee: Complimentary

    Hours of operation:


    6:30 AM - 9:30 PM

    Contact: (817) 261-8200

    Complimentary shuttle service to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport runs every hour on the half hour from the hotel. Transportation from the airport is arranged individually upon arrival by contacting the property directly.

    To be picked up from DFW airport- the guest must call 817-261-8200, as we are not listed on the “Hotel Phone Board” at the airport; after they receive their luggage.  The operator will get the needed information & then give the guest instructions & an estimated time of pick-up.

    To go to DFW airport, advance reservations need to be made at the front desk. We depart to go to DFW Airport once an hour, on the half-hour only. The guest must to go to the desk with their flight information to make their reservations.


    For more information on the event and to register CLICK HERE!

  4. Test professionals, in the last seven years, we’ve had eleven(!) flight test-related mishaps, seven being fatal with twenty-two lives lost. It goes without saying that these tragic events have a tremendous and lasting impact to families, as well as to friends and colleagues of the fallen. These avoidable accidents should be considered a call to action for all of us in the flight test community. What can YOU do? Attend, and promote others to attend, the 2018 Flight Test Safety Workshop!

    We are preparing an engaging workshop that takes a detailed look at Flight Test Risk Management. Learn/refresh critical thinking skills related to hazard identification and risk mitigation in relevant flight testing scenarios. We need your expertise and experience to elevate the discussion and ultimately, formulation of thorough hazard analyses that you can use in your test organization. Show your commitment to the test community and enhancing flight test safety by attending this workshop! Book your hotel today to take advantage of the discounted rate. Register for the conference ASAP so we can forward the pre-workshop survey and collate results that will aid our workshop discussions.

    Thank you for your consideration and dedication to flight test safety!

    CLICK HERE for additional information and to Register for the Workshop.

    CLICK HERE to book your hotel prior to 6 April.

    The Flight Test Safety Workshop Hotel Cut Off Date is Friday 6 April. If you have any intention of attending the workshop please book a room now because we will not be able to help you get one after the cutoff date as there are other local events that will fill the hotel. You can cancel up to 72 hours prior if you are unable to make it.