Links to partner organisations and think tanks
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
From its beginning on 14 September 1955 when six civilian test pilots met for lunch at a cafe near Edwards Air Force Base on California's high desert, The Society of Experimental Test Pilots has grown into an internationally recognized organization which has made its mark in the aerospace world. The SETP aims to be the recognized world leader in promoting safety, communication and education in the design & flight test of aerospace vehicles and their related systems. It maintains a viable professional and prestigious international society for all test pilots and aerospace corporations.
John Blackburn is a Life Member of the Society.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute
ASPI is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia’s strategic and defence leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for government, allowing them to make better-informed decisions for Australia’s future. ASPI is one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in Australia and a recognised and authoritative Australian voice in international discussion of strategic issues, especially in the Asia-Pacific.
John Blackburn is a former ASPI Council member.