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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. 2017 Flight Test Safety Workshop
      2-4 May 2017

    Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel
    7920 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA. 22102

    The theme of the workshop is "I/We learned a lot about flight test from that.....".   Everyone involved in flight test (and aviation for that matter) has had at least one incident or story that has molded and changed the way they operate.  Whether it was a ground incident, flight mishap, or simply a time when a tester "scared" themselves, these events left such an impression on the individual, organization, manufacturer, or industry that it forever changed the way they approach flight test.  In some cases, these lessons learned were adopted by the entire flight test community.  In other cases it was only the individual that adopted a new approach.  Whatever the impact, these are important events and lessons learned in the storied history of flight test.  It is time to revisit our past and share some of these stories to prevent mishaps in the future.

    Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes. Please send paper/presentation proposals to the 2017 Flight Test Safety Workshop Chairman, LCDR Colin Chance via susan@setp.org .

    The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 1 March 2017 to allow time for appropriate consideration and inclusion in the program.

    A limited block of rooms is reserved at the government per diem rate of $242.00 per night. Please click here to book your room. Please book your room by Friday, 31 March 2017 in order to guarantee this rate.

    Early Departure Fee:  If you book a room within our Room Block and check out prior to your reserved checkout date, the Hotel will add an early checkout fee of one room night at $242 to your individual account, unless you advise the Hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. 

  2. The Flight Test Safety Committee is soliciting nominations for the Tony LeVier Flight Test Safety Award.  Criteria and nomination information can be found here.  The deadline to submit a nomination is 30 March 2017.