Join us for the Seattle SFTE 50th Anniversary Celebration!
The Seattle Chapter of SFTE is proud to announce the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Society, which was founded right here in Seattle in 1968 by the Boeing engineers working on the original 737-100 flight test program.
The event will be held on Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, and we will be honoring our legacy during this two-day event.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 1 – Symposium
|8:00am||Check In & Coffee Reception|
Lee Eccles - Boeing Retired
Digital Data Acquisition: Past, Present, and Future
|12:30pm||Presentation Session 1: The Last 50 Years
Jon Whitworth - Boeing Retired, SFTE Founding Member
A History of the Society
Darren McDonald - Boeing
Fresh Perspectives: A Paper from the Archives
Leon Robert - Boeing Retired
Eddie Allen, The B-17, and the Beginnings of Boeing Flight Test
|2:30pm||Presentation Session 2: The Next 50 Years
Mark Malone - Boeing
Flight Test Flow Cone Analysis System
Karine Chen & Hannah Rotta - University of Washington
UAS Position Estimation in GPS-Degraded and Denied Environments Via ADS-B and Multilateration Fusion
Hilary Lawlor - University of Washington
Printed Multifunctionals Skins for Aircraft Sensing and Testing
Saturday, June 2 – Celebration
|10:00am - 5:00pm||Free museum admission to all of Friday's attendees|
|1:00pm - 2:30pm||Panel Discussion
Open to the public
Flight Testing: Past, Present, and Future
|2:30pm - 5:00pm||Flight Test Airplane Tours
All four of the museum's 7-series test airplanes (727, 737, 747, 787) will be open to the public for viewing. SFTE Members will volunteer as docents to engage with the public on the airplanes.
|6:00pm - 7:30pm||Celebration Dinner|
Please consider sponsoring a student to attend the Symposium! SFTE reaches out to many schools to promote STEM education and engage young minds interested in the pursuit of flight testing. You have the option of a partial student sponsorship for $40 or a full student sponsorship for $75. Seattle has invited students from the University of Washington and Raisbeck Aviation High School to attend the event, and your sponsorship will make it possible!
If you are interested in bringing more than one guest, or sponsoring more than one student to attend, please use the form below to contact a chapter officer and arrange payment outside the website.
Saturday Event Only Signup
If you wish to attend the Saturday event ONLY, please RSVP using the form below. Please note that you will need to purchase your own Museum Admission for the event.
The event will be held at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108, in the View Lounge.