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Seattle SFTE Chapter Meeting June 2017

On the evening of June 7, 2017, members of the Seattle Chapter met at Raisbeck Aviation High School to conduct a dinner meeting. The purpose of the meeting was twofold, one to view the ninth grade students flight test projects results and to allow them to network with flight test professionals. In addition, we all heard a talk about B767 RTO testing highlights from Senior Flight Test Engineer Dave Talbot. This is an annual event held at the school as part of the Seattle Chapter's STEM Outreach. Dave T

Approximately 60 students, faculty, parents, and members were on hand to view the twenty plus teams of students presenting their takeoff testing results to SFTE members prior to dinner. Students were set up along the hallway with their poster boards of test results, eager to share with our members. Many members were impressed with the students' knowledge of takeoff testing, the factors that affect the lift equation, and how to calculate takeoff distances. Most of the students' results fell in line with predictions for changes to flaps, thrust, and weight, etc. Other variables had interesting results that weren't quite as expected, not an uncommon occurrence that happens in real life flight testing! Student presentation

After a fine buffet dinner of excellent Chinese food, Seattle Chapter President Ryan Crompton opened the meeting by introducing a student presenting test results of a B52. This was followed by Dave Talbot's interesting presentation on Carbon Brake and RTO testing on the B767. He included a bit of historical context as well as some of the small details to watch out for in doing this type of testing. This was recently presented at the Safety Workshop. Ryan C

Second student presentation

After the presentations, the students asked a series of observant and thoughtful questions to both Dave and the rest of the members ranging from more details on RTO testing to how to become a flight test engineer. 

After the event, students, faculty, and members enjoyed the technical exchange along with the opportunity to network with professionals. Thier ninth-grade teacher was very much appreciative of the Chapter's willingness to provide this opportunity to his students. Below are some pictures of the event. 



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SFTE AV Chapter Tour & Social

Chapter member Richard Starke graciously arranged a tour for SFTE Members to view The Spaceship Company and Virgin Galactic. Members were able to see the control room, the flight simulator, and got a shop floor view of Spaceship Two and White Knight Two. 

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After the tour, there was a Social Event at the Mariah Country Inn and Suites. 

SFTE AV Chapter Tour - July 11th

Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company
4:00pm - 5:00pm
16555 Spaceship Landing Way
Mojave, CA 93501

SFTE AV Chapter Social - July 11th
Mariah Country Inn & Suites
5:15pm onwards
1385 State Highway 58,
Mojave, CA 93501

Jethawks Star Wars Night- June 24th

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The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers invites you to Star Wars night at the Jethawks Arena on June 24th. We will again have exclusive use of the Party Deck which includes food and non-alcoholic drinks with your game ticket. 

Join us at our dedicated patio to meet your friends/fellow aerospace professionals for an amazing Star Wars night at the JetHawks.   Bring the family, enjoy all the Star Wars characters and a promotional Star Wars cap. The cap free is to the first 1,000 fans, but our group gets in 15 minutes earlier!  We have our own bbq with hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, sodas, and water. All for $15 SFTE members, $20 sister organizations (SETP, AIAA, SWE, ITEA), $25 non-members. Kids (3 and older) and guests are $20/person. More information at www.sfte.com.  We have limited numbers so please email av.sfte@gmail.com to reserve your seats.


48th Annual International Symposium- Call For Papers

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48th Annual Symposium Dates Confirmed

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The Emerald Coast chapter of SFTE is proud to announce the SFTE 48th Annual Symposium will be held on 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2017 at the Henderson hotel in Destin FL. 

The theme of the conference is "Agility Across the Spectrum - Air, Space, and Cyberspace".  Details will soon follow at http://emeraldcoast.sfte.org/for room reservations and calls for papers.

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