Event Registration - Society of Flight Test Engineers
52nd SFTE International Symposium - St. Louis
10/11/2021 - 10/14/2021

52nd SFTE International Symposium - October 11-14, 2021 - St. Louis, MO

The challenges and opportunities surrounding the application of traditional test techniques to new technology, autonomous aircraft, and space vehicles.

This event will be held with both in-person and virtual attendance options. In-person attendance will be conducted according to current local guidance for social distancing and face mask requirements.

Hotel rooms are not included in the registration cost. Book a room at the Embassy Suites St. Louis using the preferred rate at this link.

Government employees who need to pay via SF-182 may use the "Pay by Check" option to receive an invoice for payment.

Schedule of Events:
  • Welcome Reception - October 11, evening
  • Technical Presentation Sessions - October 12-14
  • Awards Banquet - October 14, evening

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Two Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303

List of Papers:
  • Professionalism in Flight Test Engineering
    Darren McDonald, The Boeing Company
  • Flight Test Point Optimization Program for a Self-Protection Application
    Oscar Klempay & Rebecca Douglas, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Applying traditional flight test safety risk management techniques to New/Novel aircraft
    Bill Jaconetti, The Boeing Company
  • Using A 1949 Piston Powered Airplane to Train 21st Century Flight Testers
    Russel Erb, USAF Test Pilot School
  • From V/STOL lessons learned to e-VTOL challenges and revolution
    Joao O. Falcao, International Test Pilot School Canada Ltd.
  • Virgin Orbit’s Airborne Mission Control: A unification of new space technology with heritage aviation & NASA crewed spaceflight operations
    Jason F. Panzarino, Sarah M. Barnes & Bryce Schaefer, Virgin Orbit
  • H-1 TopOwl Helmet Mounted Night Vision System Testing Using the Endsley’s Situational Model for Evaluation
    Maj Thomas B. Hutson, USMC & Ms. Melissa D. Hensler, USN
  • Things Flight Testers Should Know About Batteries for Electric Aircraft Propulsion
    Jennifer Uchida, AeroTec
  • Development and Testing of Classical Low Speed Envelope Tilt rotor Flight Control Laws
    Marc Alexander, National Research Council of Canada, Flight Research Laboratory & Neil Cameron, University of Liverpool
  • First Year of The E-VTOL Flight Test Council
    Al Lawless, Aurora Flight Sciences
  • How we can use Digital Engineering to Test Better
    Capt. Megan E. L. Burk & Capt. Riley A. Livermore, USAF
  • T-7A Flight Test - Coronavirus Impacts to Testing
    Scott Underwood, The Boeing Company
  • The Canadian Vertical Lift Autonomy Demonstration Project – Preliminary Flight Test Feedback
    Derek Gowanlock, National Research Council of Canada
  • The Instrumentation of Safety
    Jennifer Uchida, AeroTec
  • Flight Test Academy: A Video Based Instruction Series for Teachers and Students, Comprising of Aerospace STEM Projects that Explore Flight Test Engineering
    Daniel W. Hrehov, Flight Test Engineering Consultant
  • GPIM – De-orbit Maneuver Planning and Re-entry Prediction
    First Lieutenant Liberty M. Shockley, US Space Force
  • Test Planning Workflows: An Applications Based Approach
    Jennifer Uchida, AeroTec
  • Air Data Basics
    Darren McDonald, The Boeing Compay
  • Rapid Development of a Telemetric Situational Awareness System for Vertical Lift Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Instruction
    Marc Alexander & Kris Ellis, National Research Council of Canada, Flight Research Laboratory
  • Development and Flight Testing of the Manned Remotely Piloted Aircraft Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Instruction
    Danyang (Sannie) Xu, ITPS Canada