NOTE: The venue for the 48th Annual Symposium in Destin Florida was not in the path of Hurricane Irma. The city of Destin was spared from Hurricane Nate over this past weekend. It made landfall near Mobile, Alabama. The hotel did not sustain any damage from either hurricane.
The Henderson Beach Resort
30 October – 2 November 2017
• Non-Member $700
• SFTE Member $650
• iPay (SFTE Member) $325
• Student $325
• Awards Banquet $75
• Training Courses $30
The Henderson Hotel
Use Symposium Group Code SFTENS17
Monday, 30 October
2. Envelope Expansion Flight Test
3. Flight Controls
4. Flight Test Parameter Identification
5. Cyber Testing
Tuesday, 31 October
AM - Session I
FLIGHT TEST TECHNIQUE (FTT) DEVELOPMENT
Auto Land Carothers
ADS-B Integration in Legacy Fighter Aircraft Hopton
Attacking Limit Cycle Oscillation with a Game Plan Cook
Limit Cycle Oscillation Risk Characterization Program Garnand-Royo
PM - Session II
DATA…AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT
2D & 3D Visualization of Flight Data for Enhanced Data Analysis and Pilot Training
Progress in the Migration of Flight Test Analysis Routines to Python Bretz
An Evaluation Flight in the Jet Provost with a Flight Test Engineering Approach Dr. Vitsas
The Evolution of Real-Time Data Monitoring Requirements Maxwell
ROGER – Real-time Over G Evaluation and Recommendation Sheaks
Wednesday, 1 November
AM - Session III
XV-24 First Flight Baughman
Extra EA 330 LE – Flight Test of Electric Aircraft Schildt
Airbus Commercial Aircraft Production Flight Test De Pizzol
New challenges in Flight Testing instruction Gómez-Blanco
Lessons Learned During Initial P-8A Poseidon Aerial Refueling Flight Test Certification Bank
PM - Session IV
HUMAN IN THE LOOP
Steep Approach Weyers
Reducing CH-53K Pilot Workload in Vertical Takeoffs Soneson
Human-Systems Integration Methods in Flight Test: A Consolidated Framework for Sociotechnical Modeling during Critical Phases of Flight in General Aviation Bernard
Applications Of The Technology Acceptance Model To Integration Of The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System In Fighter Aircraft Operations Richardson
Thursday, 2 November
AM - Session V
FLIGHT TEST TECHNIQUE (FTT) COMPARISONS
Technique for Efficient Air Data Calibration Using a GPS or Inertial Derived Static Reference Plane Maisler
Orbis Method for Static Source Error Testing Senter
Dealing With The Wind: An Analysis Of The Turn Regression Airspeed Calibration Technique Erb
Rotary Wing Hover Performance Technique Comparison Smith
PM - Session VI
SIMS…DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATIONS
Evaluating the Autonomous Flying Qualities of a Simulated Variable Stability Aircraft Hamidani
Identification of Aerodynamic Model of a Turboprop Trainer for the IPEV Flight Test Simulator Silva
Design, Development, and Application of the IPEV Flight Test Simulator Uehara
Statistics Based Virtual Pilot for Flight Data Analysis and Pilot Training Baker
Thursday, 2 November
48th Annual SFTE Awards Banquet
$75 Separate Ticket Required
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.
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!
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.
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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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.
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
1385 State Highway 58,
Mojave, CA 93501
The Antelope Valley Chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers invites you to Star Wars night at the Jethawks Arena on . 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 email@example.com to reserve your seats.