SFTE MEMBERSHIP

Student

Current college or university student enrolled in the sciences, mathematics or engineering

Affiliate

One of the following two criteria:

1. Engaged in an activity, possess scientific attainments, or have practical experience which qualifies as cooperation with flight test engineering  activities 

2. The designated representative from a corporate member

Associate

Engaged in flight test engineering and one of the following three criteria:
1. Bachelor of Science or post-graduate degree in engineering or in a physical science
2. Bachelor in a field other than engineering or physical science and at least 2 years experience in engineering
3. 
Degree from a university, college or technical school and at least 4 years experience in flight test engineering

Member

Primarily engaged and experienced in flight test engineering, defined as the application of the principles of the physical sciences together with the principles of economics and human relations, to fields that pertain directly to flight test techniques, procedures, associated instrumentation or data systems. In addition, fulfill the criteria in one of the following paragraphs: 

  • Hold a post-graduate degree in engineering or in a physical science and at least 1 year experience in flight test engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering or in a physical science and at least 2 years in flight test engineering
  • Bachelor degree in a field other than engineering or  a physical science and at least 4 years in flight test engineering
  • No degree but at least 7 years in flight test engineering

Senior Member

Primarily engaged in the field of flight testing and fulfill one of the following two sets of criteria:

Criteria 1
A. Active member for at least 5 consecutive years 
B. Held a position as a local or international Society officer, Tech Council Member, or Symposium committee member (or a combination thereof) for at least two terms

C. Written and formally presented at least 2 formal technical papers at an SFTE symposium or workshop
Criteria 2
A. Active member for at least 10 consecutive years
B. Either 1B or 1C from above

Fellow

The highest grade achievable in SFTE is Fellow. A Senior Member in good standing for at least two years who has attained a position of notable distinction in the field of flight testing can be nominated by a member or Chapter and is selected by their peers (those Fellows in good standing). They are awarded with an automatic lifetime membership in the Society along with the distinction and responsibility associated with this honor.

  • For < 1000 SFTE Members up to 2 Fellows can be elected per year
  • For >1000 SFTE Members up to 3 Fellows can be elected per year


Lifetime Membership

  • Up to 65 years old  
         $2050 - (25 x Member's Age)
  • 66 years or older 
         $400

SFTE FELLOWS

YearHonoreeResidence
2019Peter S
2019 Roy CombleySeattle, WA
2019Carla JacksonLexington Park, MD
2018Samuel Carbaugh
Beavercreek, OH
2018
Jon Whitworth
Yuma, AZ
2017
Douglas A. Bell
Tustin, CA
2017
Timothy Jorris, PhD
Lancaster, CA
2016
Michael F. Bartlett
Bothell, WA
2015
Jeffrey G. Canclini
Fort Worth, TX
2013
David L. Vanhoy
Rosamond, CA
2012
John D. Korstian
Benbrook, Texas
2012
Gerald L. Jones
Prescot, Arizona
2011
Daniel Hrehov
Maple Valley, WA
2011
Peter H. Donath, Jr.
Cypress, CA
2010
David E. Gibbings
Somerset, England
2010
George J. Cusimano
Tehachapi, CA
2009
Gerald Dean Carico*
Ridge, MD
2009
Alan R. Lawless
Greensboro, NC
2009
Joseph G. Turner
Florissant, MO
2008
Joseph T. Dagata, Jr.
Lancaster, CA
2008
Barbara A. Wood
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
2007
John L. Minor
California City, CA
2007
James L. Sergeant
Keller, TX
2006
Ronald E. Hart
Keizer, OR
2006
Harold E. Weaver
Ballwin, MO
2005
Roger L. Counts
Lancaster, CA
2004
Franz-Josef Enzinger*
Lenting, Bavaria, Germany
2003
William J. Norton
California City, CA
2002
Randall C. Smith
Arlington, TX
2001
James V. Upton
Canyon Country, CA
2000
David J. Houle
Laguna Beach, CA
1999
Allan T. Webb
Lancaster, CA
1998
John W. Beckett*
Irving, TX
1997
Charles Van Norman*
Wellington, NV
1996
Clayton E. Houston
Marietta, GA
1995
Donald D. Archer*
Clinton, WA
1994
Charles E. Adolph
Albuquerque, NM
1994
Jack Strier*
Lancaster, CA
1994
Eugene J. Zehr*
Manchester, MO
1994   
Richard Abrams*
Los Angeles, CA
1994
Roger C. Crane

Lancaster, CA

*Deceased