Arizona has more parks and national monuments than any other state, more mountains than Switzerland, and more golf courses than Scotland. Testimony to advantageous flying weather: Arizona is home to the Barry M. Goldwater Range, Davis-Monthan AFB, Luke AFB, Camp Navajo, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Proving Ground, and MCAS Yuma; some of the most advanced flight test and training facilities in the nation.
Your FTSW planning team is working hard to meet or exceed the high standards of affordable hospitality and productive workshop gestalt set by 2014 Flight Test Safety Workshop Chairman, Mr. Tom Huff, his team, and the ever dedicated and always competent SETP staff.
Think you can’t afford lovely Scottsdale during high season? Ms. Paula Smith has once again exceeded all expectations by negotiating an outstanding conference package. She has outmaneuvered the avaricious resort hotel industry and has successfully secured GSA hotel room rates for all attendees. The schedule has again been cleverly planned to avoid May holidays such as Loyalty Day, World Press Freedom Day, V-E Day, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Victoria Day (Canada), and the ever popular National Sea Monkey Day.
Monday, 4 May will be Check-In and Welcome Reception; Tuesday, 5 May will be a morning of thought provoking and possibly controversial Tutorial led by Chief Pilot Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Keith Otsuka, followed by an afternoon Panel Discussion. Wednesday, 6 May will be a day of Technical Sessions and Dinner with an exciting presentation and keynote speech by Airshow Pilot and Legend Sean D. Tucker. Thursday, 7 May will be a morning of Technical Sessions and Presentation of the Bombardier Aerospace FTSW Best Presentation Award, followed by an afternoon tour of the Boeing Mesa Rotorcraft Flight Test Facility led by the esteemed 2015 FTSW Co-Chairman Tom Macdonald.
The theme of the 2015 workshop is: “LESSONS LEARNED (ARE THEY REALLY?)”.
The reduction of flight test risk to a level of as low as reasonably practicable has been the oft stated goal of the flight test profession. When lessons from previously identified risks have been learned, incidents and accidents relating to those same risks should not reoccur. So why do accidents continue to occur?
The goal of this workshop is to share personal, team or program experience of methods to identify, document, record, and apply lessons learned in a way that meaningfully contributes to an enduring reduction of flight test risk.
The deadline for abstracts is 2 February 2015 to allow time for appropriate consideration and inclusion in the program.
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the U.S. government rate of $113.00 per night for all attendees. To book your hotel reservation, please call 1-800-832-2025 or CLICK HERE.
The deadline to book your room is Tuesday, 14 April 2015.