SFTE Newsletter
You will find the latest SFTE newsletter at the SFTE main website.
SFTE Scholarship
Information about the SFTE Scholarship can be found at the SFTE main website.
EC board meeting
For input to the next SFTE EC board meeting, send an e-mail to Henk Jentink or Jesús Javier Fernández Orío.
2.4 Corporate Members
Corporations and companies whose business or interests are related to flight-testing are encouraged to be "Corporate members" in the Society; at present they are (European in bold type):
Aermacchi S.p.A.
Merlin Engineering Works, Inc.
Aeronautical Development Agency
Alenia Aeronautica
National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
  The Netherlands
Bombardier Flight Test Center
National Test Pilot School
British Aerospace PLC
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Computer Sciences Corporation
Photo-Sonics International Ltd.
Data General Corporation
Defence Materiel Administration
Saab Scania AB
Embraer-Emprsea Brasileira de Aeronautica
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
The Boeing Company
Hughes Electronic Commerce
University of Kansas
Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd.
University of Tennessee Space Institute

2.5 Chapters
The Society is subdivided into ten local main groups named "Chapters", as follows:

Antelope Valley, Lancaster, California
Patuxent River, Patuxent River, Maryland
Seattle, Seattle, Washington
Long Island, Shoreham, New York
Southeastern, Marietta, Georgia
Los Angeles, Long Beach, California
St.Louis, St. Ann, Missouri
North Texas, Ft. Worth, Texas
Wichita, Wichita, Kansas.

Contrarily to what applies to most chapters the European members are distributed among many different Countries.

2.6 Technical Council
The Technical Council (TC) was established in 1987 after it received the approval by the SFTE Board.
The concept was developed by George Gayes and the Long Island Chapter in 1984; working group meetings began in April 1986.
Gene Zehr was the first Chairman and the European Chapter joined the TC in 1989.

The charter to be fulfilled is:
- Promote society technical exchange activities
- Produce the SFTE technology notebook
- Provide leadership for SFTE member professional development
- Promote open discussion of technical issues
- Represent the society in co-ordination with other professional institutions.

To perform the task the TC consists of a Chairman, a Steering Group, a Secretary and four sections, namely Publications and Technology Notebook - Workshop and Symposium (Techn. Exchange) - Telecommunications - Finance.

The TC originally met quarterly but for quite some time has been using video and telecon facilities for meetings. This has led to more frequent meetings and reduced travel costs.
The TC reports to the SFTE Board of Directors and presents a report at the business meeting preceding the Annual Symposium.

2.7 Publications
The Society publishes a Newsletter, "Flight Test News", and once each month, which provides the members with an opportunity to keep abreast of the latest flight test developments and activities of their fellow members. In connection with general or local Symposia, Proceedings are normally published and made available to the members and the aerospace community. Most are now available on the web site.