The Society of Flight Test Engineers 
                                                   

 


 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013



0700 CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST sponsored by Ampex Data Systems


TECHNICAL SESSION I

0745 > WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
           Mr. James Sergeant; SFTE Fellow, Symposium Chairman
           Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
           Mr. Dan Wells (M)
           Augusta Westland


SESSSION CHAIR
Bob WIlson (M)
Gulfstream Aerospace


 

  
0800 > Keynote Address 
           Dr. Catherine Ferrie
           Sr. Vice President, Bell Helicopter Engineering


 

 
0830 > F-35 Lightning II Overview
           
Dr. Al Norman (AF)

           F-35 Chief Test Pilot, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

 

 
0900 >
Before Predator: The Early History of USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft
           Ken Katz
           Katz AeroSystems


 

 
0930 > Lockheed Martin UCLASS…A Skunk Works Approach 

            Bob Ruszkowski
            Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
 


 



1000 COFFEE BREAK sponsored by Vision Research


 
1030 > An Airbus Military View of How Mission Systems (Payloads) Flight Testing Techniques Have Evolved from Manned Vehicles to UAS 
           Jesualdo Martinez Rodenas
         
  Flight Test Operations, Airbus Military, Seville, Spain


 

 
1100 > A Better way to Monitor Flight Tests in the Control Room: Limits-Based Displays
           Bill “K9” Kuhlemeier
              Lead Flight Science Engineer, Lockheed Martin, 411 CTF  


 
 
1130 > Jay Miller
           Aviation Author, Photographer, & Historian
 

 



1200 LUNCH On Your Own


TECHNICAL SESSION II


SESSSION CHAIR
Major Achilles "Chili" Sakis, SFTE 
USAF Eglin AFB


 

  
1300 >
YF-22 and YF-23 Competition
          
Paul Metz (F), Northrop/Lockheed (Retired)
           Mark Shackelford (M), 
Lt. General (Retired)


 

  
1330 >
Stalling Transport Aircraft
           Captain Terry Lutz (AF)
           
Experimental Test Pilot, Airbus
          
Paul Bolds-Moorhead 
           Senior S&C Lead Engineer, Aerodynamics Engineering, The Boeing Company


 

 
1400 >
From In-Flight Simulators to UAV Surrogates
           Ryan McMahon
           
Associate Program Manager, Calspan Corporation


 

  
1430 >
X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstrator: WaveRider Ground and Flight Test
           Lt. Col. (Dr.) Tim Jorris, Capt. Ryan Carr
           Hypersonics CTF, Edwards AFB, CA


 
         



1500 COFFEE BREAK sponsored by PCB Aerospace & Defense



1530 >
KMAX Unmanned Helicopter
           Curt Eshbaugh
           Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training


 

  
1600 > USAF Test Pilot School – Educating the Next Generation of Flight Testers  
           
           
David Vanhoy
           USAF TPS Technical Director


 

 
1630 >
Spin Reproduction, Control System Testing, and Control Room Training Using X-Plane
           Dr. Panagiotis A. Vitsas
           International Test Pilot School, Ontario Canada


 


1700 > Gulfstream G650 Flight Test Accident
           Nathaniel Rutland
           Gulfstream


 



1800 - SFTE CORPORATE DINNER (By HQ Invitation for SFTE Corporate Members)
         Mark Shackelford (M)
      
  Lt. General (Retired)