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In view of conflicting schedules, SETP Indian Sections has decided to cancel the Flight Test Symposium in October 2022. We thank you for your guidance and support
The airframe, undercarriage and entire flight control and avionics systems used for the aircraft had been developed indigenously.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, approved procurement of 15 indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Limited Series Production (LSP) at the cost of ₹3,887 crore along with infrastructure sanctions worth ₹377 crore.
With the launch of the Dibrugarh-Pasighat flight on Tuesday, the Do-228 will be starting its second innings in the country’s northeast.
Impressed with the performance of the armed version of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to buy more such copters for high-altitude operations in the Himalayas and the desert sector on the western front.
In This Issue: Your Words Matter – How we talk when we disagree (outside of the cockpit/control room) is part of culture we haven’t mastered.
2D Risk Matrix – Rod Huete presents an op-ed about subjective probability and the 2D risk matrix from FAA order 4040.26C
Turbo Talk – Turbo shares insight regarding the necessity to implement lessons learned and makes a plug for the FTSW.
AirVenture Oshkosh is the annual convention of the Experimental Aircraft Association. For 35+ years SETP has partnered with EAA to advance their mutual goal of education in pursuit of flight test safety. SETP members are encouraged to submit topics for presentation at AirVenture 2022.
LCH is the only attack helicopter that can land and take off at an altitude of 5,000 m with a considerable load of weapons and fuel.
The Society was saddened to learn of the “Last Flight” of Col Austin James “Jim” Bailey, Jr., USMCR (Ret) (F).
Via NDTV ALH MK III helicopters feature an array of systems previously seen only on heavier, multi-role helicopters of the Indian Navy, the Navy statement said. Navy Inducts 3 Indigenously-Built Advanced Light Helicopters The three helicopters were inducted at Indian Naval Station Dega, Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam New Delhi: The Indian Navy Monday inducted three…
2021 European Flight Test Safety Workshop Dates: 12-14 October 2021 Royal Air Force Club London Theme: “Improving Flight Test Safety Through Enhanced Safety Risk Management.” Call for Presentations The Workshop tutorial will explore effective safety risk management (SRM) to include contemporary definitions and available references that may or may not be familiar to test teams.…
FTSC Virtual Workshop 27 May 2021 The Flight Test Safety Committee will hold a one day virtual Workshop on 27 May 2021. The session will include a Tutorial with Technical Presentations and run from 7:00am – 1:30pm PDT (10:00am – 4:30pm EDT) with breaks scheduled throughout. High-performing organizations recognize that a Safety Management System (SMS)…
THE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOTS 65th SYMPOSIUM & BANQUET The Disneyland Hotel Anaheim, California 27-30 October 2021 CALL FOR PAPERS Since 1957, professionals in the international flight test community have gathered amongst friends and colleagues at the annual “S&B” to discuss new and emerging concepts and share lessons learned in the pursuit of enhanced…
I once heard someone say that when you get your pilot certificate (or wings), you get issued two metaphorical buckets: A bucket full of luck and an empty bucket labeled “experience.” The object is to fill the latter one up before the first is empty. This month, we ask you to consider “Lucky, or Good?” That…
The Society was saddened to hear that Michael Collins (F) took his Last Flight on 28 April 2021. Mike was born in Rome, Italy, on October 31, 1930. He graduated from Saint Albans School in Washington, D.C. and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York,…
Air Marshal PM Ramachandran (4973) F(P) PVSM AVSM SC VM took his last flight on 06 May 2021 What does one say when one loses a father figure, a revered boss, guide, mentor, and a very dear friend. Air Marshal Palamadai Muthuswamy Ramachandran was all of that. In his long and illustrious career, he rose…
The Society was saddened to learn that Brig Gen Charles E. Yeager, USAF (Ret) (F), took his “Last Flight” on 7 December 2020. He was 97. Born on 13 February 1923, General Yeager is renown as a World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot
This month we talk to a panel of testers from Edwards AFB who are testing autonomy, autonomous vehicles and AI today
A contradiction lies at the core of handling qualities evaluations: The most complex subsystem of the handling qualities loop is both the least understood and most familiar system. This subsystem is, of course, the human body.
Developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), IAF has ordered 30 more LCH. “It is the lightest attack helicopter in the world, designed and developed by HAL to meet the specific and unique requirements of the Indian Armed Forces, reflecting the crucial role of HAL in Atmanirbhar Bharat.
India has deployed attack helicopters to a disputed region in the Himalayan mountains. But India isn’t sending its new U.S.-made AH-64E Apache s, arguably the most lethal attack helicopter in the world.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high-altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in the Himalayas.
Indian state-owned company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on 9 September that its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) recently demonstrated its capability to operate in hot weather and high altitudes after successfully completing 10 day of trials in the Himalayas.