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CALL FOR PAPERS & Symposium Information


This year’s symposium theme is Tomorrow’s Flight Test.  The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aerospace industry by providing technical and fraternal communication among individuals, both domestic and international, in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation and data systems. Papers will be selected based on their potential to educate and inform. Papers must be technically oriented and should be suitable to provide value to a diverse international audience.

Members are encouraged to submit abstracts that may not immediately seem to match the main theme or themes for breakout sessions (see below). Everything we do as flight test engineers has a direct impact on Tomorrow's Flight Test.

Abstract Information

Abstracts should be no more than 150 words and provide your top ideas or lessons that your audience will remember, respond, and relate to. It should also provide how your ideas or lessons will be explained in your presentation. For government and other applicable sources, abstracts MUST be directed through the proper public release process and the respective public release identifier must be included in the abstract. 

Submission Information & Deadline

March 30, 2018 

Email all abstract submissions, as well as questions regarding content, themes, or submission process, to:  

Ben Luther – Technical Papers Chair – 

Subject: ‘[2018 Abstracts] – LastName – Abstract Title’ 

The DeSoto Savannah Hotel Information

Thank you for choosing The DeSoto by Sotherly. 

Group dates are: Wednesday, October, 3, 2018 to Tuesday, October, 16, 2018.

Reservations cannot be made after: Tuesday, September, 18, 2018.

GROUP RATE  $179.00

We are delighted to reintroduce the Empress of the South to our fine city and we are elated to have you as some of our first honored guests. We hope you enjoy our beautifully renovated hotel.

Group rate will be available until the cutoff date of 9/18/18, or until the block is full, which ever occurs first.

Special Valet Parking  Rate is $19.00 per night.
Cancellation Policy is 72 Hours in advance.

Six Great Sessions Planned

Tomorrow’s FTE Recruiting and training new staff, defining what it is to be an FTE, … 

Certifying Warp Drive Civil certification of new ideas, …

FitBit for my Plane Solving tomorrow’s TM issues, bandwidth, spectrum allocation, wireless, … 

Big Data in FT Harvesting more from what we have, statistical test conditions, big data solutions, …

How Much Safety? Quantify safety, quantify cost, threshold of safety below max, complex systems theory, … 

Qualifying No-One? Operational qualification of unmanned systems, …  

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Symposium Notes

University Outreach

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