Happy New Year and congratulations are both in order in this month’s Flight Test News.  Our colleagues at USAF TPS, USN TPS, National TPS, International TPS, and Empire have sent a wave of new FTEs into the world.  Both of these occasions give us the opportunity to pause and reflect. In what serves as a kind of virtual “halftime talk,” I share some of my thoughts about how to measure success, for both the new and the old.

This edition continues the patch sharing frenzy that started just a month ago. Most of it has occurred on facebook, but this month, two of the graduating classes share their patch, a tradition that has illustrated the history and legacy of our flight test profession particularly well.

Finally, as promised, this issue includes the award winning Best Paper from the 2017 Symposium, a treat for all those who resolved to read more technical papers in the New Year.

Looking forward to your thoughts, replies, patches and puns. You know how to reach me.

Inside this Issue

Russ Erb’s Paper wins 2017 Best of Symposium
#Winning in the New Year
ETPS Graduates Ten
ITPS hosts 6th Annual Flight Test Seminar and Graduation Ceremony
NTPS Announces 12 & 6-month Course Graduation
USN TPS Graduates 34
SFTE Call for Patches
USAF TPS Graduates 20

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