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Presidents Report 2015

November 2015

FTSSA in 2015

As the outgoing President, I want to thank the committee and all the members of FTSSA for the support and hard work in 2015.  It was a crazy year in which we set out to conduct three workshops for FTSSA.   We managed to do a small one at TFDC in June, a bigger one at TFASA Oudtshoorn in August and a big workshop at CSIR Pretoria in November.

The workshops created great opportunity for members to present papers on their projects and provided a forum for discussion of mutual problems.   Test Flying in South Africa is in a crisis period right now and we need a great effort to restore it to its former glory.

The main driving factor for 2015 was to finalise the suggestions of the TP Ratings for the CARCOM process and this was discussed during all the workshops.  The CARCOM should start again early in 2016.



We also managed to conduct a couple of social events and I want to encourage members to participate with the social officer to create opportunities for events.   We had a family weekend together with the workshop in Oudtshoorn which was well supported and enjoyed by everybody.


I want to thank FTSSA and its members for the opportunity to serve as the President for 2015 and wish the new President and committee all the best for 2016.


Petri van Zyl