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)  


0815 > WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
           Mr. James SergeantF , SFTE North Texas Chapter President, Symposium Chairman
           Lockheed Martin Aeronautics


 

MORNING SESSION CHAIR
Lt. Gen. (Retired) Mark Shackelford (M)


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

            F-35 Chief Test Pilot, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

  



0900
> 
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)


 
1030 
>
 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


 



1200 LUNCHEON
>Coffee and Taylors of Harrogate Tea Service
>Bread service
>Salad
  Spinach with Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans Balsamic Vinaigrette
>Trio of Sliders (on every plate)
  1. Beef with Cheddar, Pickle, and Dijonnaise
  2.
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.
   


 



AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIR
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)

           AgustaWestland 
 

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

 

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

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