The latest issue of Flight Test Safety Fact issued by the Flight Test Safety Committee is now available for download.

The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) was formed jointly in November 1994 by members of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). These and numerous additional organizations presently comprise the FTSC. The purpose of the FTSC is to initiate and sustain a flight test related safety organization intended to promote flight safety, reduce the risk of mishap, promote risk reduction management and continually improve the profession's communication and coordination.

  • Army Green vs White NVGs

    Army Aviation Test and Evaluation - White and Green Phosphor Night Vision Display comparative assessment.

  • Complex Flight Test Projects

    Col White and his presentation on Managing Complex Test Projects emphasising the complexity with an indecipherable presentation slilde.

  • Matt Hall

    Red Bull racer Matt Hall describing how he momentarily 'tied' the low flying record and how reduced longtitudinal stability introduced for racing manoeuverability contributed to a low altitude stall.

  • Matt Hall Introduction

    Red Bull racer Matt Hall being introduced with video of his low altitude stall and brief touch of the water.

  • Nick Coulson

    Recently retired CASA Test Pilot, Nick Coulson, making the Symposium Dinner Presentation on test flying the replica of the Fokker Tri Motor the Southern Cross, the first aircraft to fly from the USA to Australia.

  • The older we get, the better we were.

    Nick Coulson setting the tone for his Symposium Dinner Presentation with the caveat, "The older we get, the better we were".

  • Richard Woodward

    Richard Woodward introducing the Symposium Dinner Speaker.

  • F35 RAAF Introduction

    Sqn Ldr David Bell, tp and current Executive Officer of No. 3 Sqn, describing the introduction of the F-35 into RAAF service.

  • Engine Change with Excel

    Group Capt Steve Young using aerodynamic derivatives to explain how to do an engine upgrade using a speadsheet.

  • View from the back