50th Anniversary

Seattle SFTE Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Society!

On June 1 and 2, 2018, the Seattle Chapter celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the founding of SFTE in a two-day event at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA. The first day, Friday June 1, was a day-long Symposium, featuring presentations discussing both the history of flight testing and projects looking toward the future. The second day, Saturday June 2, was a public Celebration where the Seattle Chapter and attending alumni interacted with the public about flight testing at the Museum of Flight.


Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 1 – Symposium

8:00amCheck In & Coffee Reception
9:15amFeatured Presentation

Lee Eccles - Boeing Retired
Digital Data Acquisition: Past, Present, and Future
12:30pmPresentation 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
2:00pmCoffee Break
2:30pmPresentation 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 (Best Presentation award winner)
Printed Multifunctional Skins for Aircraft Sensing and Testing
4:00pmCocktail Reception

Saturday, June 2 – Celebration

10:00am - 5:00pmFree museum admission to all of Friday's attendees
1:00pm - 2:30pmPanel Discussion
Open to the public
Flight Testing: Past, Present, and Future
2:30pm - 5:00pmFlight 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 - 7:30pmCelebration Dinner
Bahama Breeze, Southcenter

Museum Information

The event was held at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108, in the View Lounge.