The Society of Flight Test Engineers 



Saturday 10.25.14
Worthington Hotel

Rio Grande Ballroom
Dress: Business Casual
Free Parking! (NOT in Hotel)

0800 Registration & Coffee/Tea (Complimentary)  

           Mr. James SergeantF , SFTE North Texas Chapter President, Symposium Chairman
           Lockheed Martin Aeronautics


Lt. Gen. (Retired) Mark Shackelford (M)

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

            F-35 Chief Test Pilot, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics


The New Bell 525
James HarrisM
Flight Test Engineer, Bell Helicopter


0930 > World War I Aviation: 100 Year Anniversary
Erasmo PineroM
            Bell Helicopter


1000 Coffee/Tea Break (Complimentary)

 Scaled Composites
            Elliott Seguin (M)
            Flight Test Engineer & Test Pilot


1100 > Texas A&M SkyAg UAV
Robert McDonald & Team
           Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Student



1130 > Peace Jack
Jay Miller
           Aviation Author, Photographer, & Historian
   Jerry Singleton (M)
           USAF (Retired), Signal Securities


>Coffee and Taylors of Harrogate Tea Service
>Bread service
  Spinach with Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans Balsamic Vinaigrette
>Trio of Sliders (on every plate)
  1. Beef with Cheddar, Pickle, and Dijonnaise
Turkey with Mozzarella and Honey Mustard
  3. Shredded Pork with Cole Slaw and Mayonnaise
> Desserts  
  1. Strawberry Cheesecake 
  2. Key Lime Pie

NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim

Rex Walheim
is a USAF officer and NASA Astronaut. He has flown three Space Shuttle Missions, STS-110, 122, and 135.  Rex has logged over 566 hours in space, including 36 hours and 23 minutes of spacewalk (EVA) time. He was assigned as mission specialist and flight engineer on
STS-135, the final space shuttle mission.


Mr. Kevin Dwyer (AF)
USN/General Dynamics/Lockheed (Retired)


1330 > V-280 Valor Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Demonstrator
           Kevin Christensen (AF), Chris Seymour (AF)
Bell Helicopter

1400 > F-35 High AOA Testing
           Dan Canin (AF)
           F-35 Test Pilot, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

1430 > Powerline Detection System
           Randy Greene (AF), Louis Simons
           Safe Flight Instrument Corp.


1500 Coffee/Tea Break (Complimentary)
Sponsored by OnTime Networks

1530 >
Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES)
           Ken Dorsett
           Fellow, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works


1600 > A-12 Avenger
Keith Jackson

           A-12 Chief Engineer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Retired)


1630 > AgustaWestland 609 Autorotation Testing
           Dan Wells (AF), Paul Edwards (AF)


1700 > Aerial Base Staions for Restoring Communications during Disaster Recovery
            Dr. Kamesh Namuduri
Electrical Engineering Dept., University of North Texas         


Open Bar (Beer & Wine) - Sponsored by Bombardier LearJet

Hosted by Phil Hayde
Manager Flight Test Operations and Safety, Bombardier Aerospace