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The Seattle Chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers is proud to announce a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Society, which happened right here in Seattle in 1968! This two-day event will both honor our legacy and look to the future, and you are invited!

The event will be held on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend, so those of you still working in the industry are encouraged to forward this to your co-workers.Friday will be a local day-long Symposium, featuring presentations and talks from a variety of flight test engineers about a variety of interesting topics, followed by a social cocktail reception.
Saturday is the public 50th Anniversary event; all attendee's to Friday's Symposium will get free Museum admission all day Saturday, and we will be holding a public panel discussion about flight testing, and the Museum will open all four of their Boeing flight test airplanes for tours, some of which are not normally open to the public: the first 747, the first 727, the first 737, and the third 787. A notification of the Saturday event was published in the Museum of Flight magazine Aloft.
Finally, Saturday evening we will be hosting a Celebration Dinner as a social capstone for the weekend.

Registration for the event is now open on our website!


The schedule will be updated as the event gets closer, so check back regularly.

Please consider sponsoring a student! We have invited interested students from around the Seattle area to attend and learn from the industry professionals gathered at this event, and you have an opportunity to sponsor their attendance. Thank you for your sponsorship!


We are also looking for volunteers! The Museum is looking for some SFTE Members to be volunteers during the 7-series airplane tours on Saturday, to engage the public and talk about the airplanes and the testing they have done. Please contact seattlesfte@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out.


We are excited about this event, and hope to see you there!

The Seattle SFTE Board of Directors

Location information

The Museum of Flight - Main Building, 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

United States
98108 Seattle
East Marginal Way South 9404