Welcome to SETP
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development; interchanging ideas, thoughts and suggestions of the members, assisting in the professional development of experimental pilots, and providing scholarships and aid to members and the families of deceased members.
Registration for CIRP Refresher Zoom Class Now OPEN!
Registration for CIRP Refresher Training Now OPEN
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Louis Cullinan will be conducting a 6-hour recertification for previously-trained, critical incidence response program (CIRP) peer counsellors. Louise has been key to the implementation, training and maturation of the CIRP for SETP & SFTE and our many companies. The program will be a review of CIRP history, stress reactions, listening skills, grief, and suicide prevention.
CIRP is a peer-support, counseling system used the by airline pilots association (ALPA), firefighters, first responders, and many other professional organizations.
FREE for SFTE Members
$50 for All Others
Please register at: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=kjsxd
NOTE: This is the SFTE registration system so please be patient with the questions. Answers for every question are not required but will be helpful.
Save the date - An initial CIRP course is being planned for 16-18 Nov. in the Antelope Valley, CA
S&B Registration Available mid-August
More information on the S&B events and the registration site will be available mid-August. An email will be sent to the membership with these details once available.
First Manned eVTOL Flight in America
On July 27, 2021, Damian Hischier (M) performed the first manned eVTOL flight in America during the EAA AirVenture 2021 airshow in Oshkosh.
Here you can find a video of this historical flight:
Fellows Class of 2021
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is pleased to announce the Fellows Class of 2021.
The Fellows’ presentation will be held during the 65th Annual Symposium at the Banquet on Saturday, 30 October at the Disneyland Hotel.
More information on the Annual Symposium can be found HERE. We hope you can join us!
Fellows Class of 2021
Calspan 75th Anniversary
This year Calspan celebrates its 75th anniversary. In January 1946, the Curtis Wright Research Laboratory was donated to Cornell University, and it became the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory (C.A.L.). C.A.L., now Calspan, developed one of the first variable stability aircraft, a Navy F-4U, in 1948. Since that time Calspan has developed several generations of in-flight simulator aircraft culminating in the United States Air Force (USAF) VISTA NF-16D based at the USAF Test Pilot School (TPS) at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Today, Calspan proudly provides maintenance, operations support, engineering, and curriculum development for the USAF TPS VISTA/F-16. With their fleet of variable stability aircraft, Calspan supports the training curricula at the USAF TPS, the United States Naval TPS, the Empire TPS, the (French) EPNER TPS, The National TPS, and numerous other test organizations. Calspan is committed to providing flight test services and training around the world for decades to come.
Flight Test Safety Virtual Workshop 2021 - Videocasts
The Videocasts approved for public release from the 2021 Flight Test Safety Virtual Workshop are now available to view with the link below.