2014 Flight Test Safety Workshop Official Call for Papers
Flight Test Safety Workshop
12 ~ 15 May 2014
Hilton Savannah DeSoto
15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Come engage in flight test safety in the Low Country! Gulfstream is proud to host the flight test community in Savannah, and your FTSW planning team has gone to great lengths to make the event relevant, affordable and fun. You will note that we have secured hotel room rate for government personnel. Additionally, we are designing the flight plan to not require any individual ground transportation making this all the more defendable for tight travel budgets. We slid the start a day to allow folks to enjoy Mother’s Day Sunday, and we will conclude on Thursday noon to allow for same-day travel and the potential of government furlough Friday. We have a spouse program to entice couples, a special welcome reception at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, a dinner cruise and an optional plant tour Thurs afternoon.
The theme of the workshop is “Ah-hah moments in flight test: discovery and close calls - what we learned and the resulting tactics, techniques and procedures to test safely.” The flight test community prides itself on thorough planning and hazard analysis to reduce risk as low as reasonably practicable. Residual risk, unplanned factors, and anomalous aircraft/system behavior challenge test teams to detect and react, many times instinctively, to an adverse situation. The goal of this workshop is to share personal, team or program experience when test results did not meet predictions or expectations, or when intervention strategies were implemented in planning -or real-time- to preclude a hazardous outcome.
The deadline for abstracts is 10 February 2014 to allow time for appropriate consideration and inclusion in the program.
A limited block of rooms is reserved for U.S. government personnel at $98 per night, and for all others the rate is $135.00 per night. To book your hotel reservation, please call 1-877-280-0751 or Click Here!
The deadline to book your room is Tuesday, 22 April 2014.