Dear Flight Test Safety Workshop Supporters,

The FTSW Planning Committee has canceled the in-person Flight Test Safety Workshop in Denver (4-6 May 2021) due to the ongoing issues related to COVID-19.  We appreciate your understanding as we take prudent action in terms of the health risk, as well as the ability to cancel the venue with no fees.

The Flight Test Safety Committee (FTSC) is disappointed that we cannot interact with the test community during this important Workshop, but we are considering a condensed virtual workshop or webinar in its place. If this is arranged, we will notify you as soon as possible. 

The Flight Test Safety Committee appreciates your understanding and support during this dynamic situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Art Tomassetti, FTSC Chairman

 2021 Flight Test Safety Workshop
4-6 May 2021

Gene Kranz famously coined the term “Tough and Competent” in his “Kranz Dictum” to describe the “price of admission” to the ranks of NASA Mission Control. Would you argue with the guy that was central to bringing the Apollo 13 crew home safe? For him, “Tough” related to uncompromised responsibilities, and total accountability for actions. “Competent” related to knowledge and skill, and never being deficient in either. Transposing this to SMS Safety Promotion suggests that we are sufficiently trained to perform to the competencies required by our flight test organization and the SMS (you do have SMS don’t you?).  Training underpins all critical functions and effective communications enables awareness and continuous learning. The 2021 edition of the Flight Test Safety Workshop will anchor on training, education and communication as it relates to flight test safety. 

Join us as we focus on Safety Promotion, the 4th major component of the Safety Management System (SMS).

Additional Workshop info coming soon!

European Flight Test Safety Workshop

12-14 October 2021

The Royal Air Force Club

Invitation FTSWS 2021 Mk1.0 002