The Emerald Coast Chapter of the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) is the local presence of the international society. The Emerald Coast Chapter partners closely with the South East Region of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), often co-hosting local events. Please visit for more information on the South East Region of SETP.


The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aerospace vehicles. The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aerospace industry by providing technical and fraternal communication among individuals, both domestic and international, in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation and data systems.

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