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Recent operations, such as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) have highlighted new challenges and requirements for training fighter pilots. Lessons derived from recent experiences have prompted Air Forces to encourage joint training programmes and implement new technology. In this ever-changing security environment, it is vital for fighter training programmes to prepare pilots for the challenges of the modern battlefield.

Fighter Training 2006 will address the role of Distributed Simulation Systems in fighter training programmes, illustrate country-specific training programmes, provide updates on key technologies, outline tactical fighter training and examine the role of fighter training in the present world climate. It will address the many issues emanating from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, whilst examining lessons learned and the requirements that have since been identified.

Delegates at SMi's Fighter Training conference will benefit from meeting experts in the field and the opportunity not only to hear about the challenges they are facing in the industry but also to identify the latest solutions in which to overcome these.

Delegates at Fighter Training will have the opportunity to:

  • EXPLORE future military requirements for the training of fighter pilots
  • EXAMINE the latest technological and system advances in fighter training
  • HEAR about lessons learned from recent operations and how to address new challenges
  • UNDERSTAND the structure and objectives of nation specific fighter training programmes
  • IDENTIFY tactical developments in fighter training
  • EXAMINE all major requirements related to military flight training

Gain an insight from leading experts in the field including:

  • Colonel Michael L Carlson, Commander, Training Aircraft Systems Group, US Air Force
  • Colonel Jeffery B Kendall, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing and Commander, ENJJPT Wing, Air Education and Training Command, US Air Force
  • Colonel Jean-Marc Le Garrec, Chief, Flight Training Department and AJeTS Commander, Training Command, French Air Force
  • Colonel Eric Huybrechts, Co-ordinator, Strategic Planning Division, (ACOS Strat-STP), Belgian Defence Staff
  • Colonel Francisco Rincon Abad, Chief of Programmes, Plans and Policy Branch, Spanish Air Force
  • Group Captain Les Garside-Beattie, Group Captain Military Flying Systems (UK MFTS), Headquarters Training Group, Royal Air Force
  • Captain Curt Goldacker, Commodore, Training Air Wing ONE, US Navy
  • Wing Commander Jon Jenkins, Chief Instructor, 1 FTS, Linton-on-Ouse, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ronald L Perrilloux, Operations Officer, 560th Flying Training Squadron, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nagy, Commander, Commanders Flying Schools, Swedish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Keith Robbins, International Training Programmes, Canadian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mcllhenny, Chief, Range Instrumentation Requirements, Ranges Airfields and Airspace Operational Requirements Division, Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kurt Saladana, Commandant, #2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Department of National Defence, Canada
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Tomassetti, Commanding Officer VX-23 Aircraft Test Squadron, US Marine Corps

Chaired by:

  • Wing Commander (Ret’d) Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Sir Colin Terry, Chairman, Engineering Council and Aerospace Consultant, Conrad Grindley Associates

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Security Studies

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Colonel Michael Carlson

Colonel Michael Carlson, Commander, Training Aircraft Systems Group, US Air Force

  • Major challenges to training systems organisational setup
  • Key capabilities and impact of the JPATS programme
  • Main obstacles for joint programs
  • Benefits of joint programs
  • 9:50 EURO-NATO JOINT JET PILOT TRAINING (ENJJPT)

    Colonel Jeffrey B Kendall

    Colonel Jeffrey B Kendall, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, Commander, ENJJPT Wing, Air Education and Training Command , US Air Force

  • Overview of the program
  • Meeting multi-national requirements
  • Leveraging new technology
  • Future training opportunities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 SWEDISH AIRFORCE FLYING TRAINING

  • Overview
  • Training philosophy and aims
  • Training challenges
  • Advantages of Gripen multirole
  • Gabor  Nagy

    Gabor Nagy, Commander, Commanders Flying Schools, Air Combat School, Swedish Air Force

    Major Lars Helmrich

    Major Lars Helmrich, Commander, 2 Squadron, F7 Wing, Swedish Air Force

    11:40 NATO FLYING TRAINING CANADA

    Lieutenant J Colonel Kurt Saladana

    Lieutenant J Colonel Kurt Saladana, Commodore, # 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Department of National Defence, Canada

  • Program Overview
  • Military-Private Sector Partnership
  • Phased Training
  • Tailored Training
  • Challenges
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ROYAL AIR FORCE FAST JET TRAINING

    Squadron Leader Jack Christen

    Squadron Leader Jack Christen, Officer Commanding 207 (R) Squadron, Basic Fast Jet Flying Training, Royal Air Force

    14:30 A COMPLETE INTEGRATED TRAINING SOLUTION FOR FUTURE FAST JET PILOT TRAINING

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SPANISH FIGHTER TRAINING PROGRAMMES

  • Current Fighter Training Overview
  • Military-Private Sector Partnership in Spain
  • Interim Pilot Training Possibilities
  • Future European Advanced Joint Pilot Training Program
  • Colonel Francisco  Rincon Abad

    Colonel Francisco Rincon Abad, Chief of Programmes, Plans and Policy Branch, Spanish Air Force

    Major Juan  Canovas Zaragoza

    Major Juan Canovas Zaragoza , Commander, Maintenance Squadron, Fighter Training Wing, Spanish Air Force

    16:20 AJETS

  • Origins and key dates
  • Organisation
  • Training objectives
  • Assets and capabilities
  • Looking to the future
  • Colonel Jean Marc Le Garrec

    Colonel Jean Marc Le Garrec , Chief, Flight Training Department and AJeTS Commander, Training Command , French Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Goosens

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Goosens, Be SNR AJeTS, Belgian Defence Staff

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Sir Colin Terry KBE

    Sir Colin Terry KBE, Chariman Engineering Council & Aerospace Consultant, Conrad Grindley Associates

    9:10 T-45C DIGITAL TOTAL SYSTEM (TS) STRIKE FLIGHT TRAINING

    Captain Curt Goldacker

    Captain Curt Goldacker, Commodore, Training Air Wing ONE, US Navy

  • The T-45C enables the development of basic tactical and airmanship skills prerequisite for the transition to operational fleet aircraft such as the F/A 18 C/D, F/a-18 E/F, EA-6B and eventually the Joint Strike Fighter
  • Coordination and cooperation between the US Navy, Boering, Rolls Royce, L3 Vertex and Lookheed have enabled a very winning team that results in the aviators earning their "Wings of Gold"
  • Tactical Jet Training is accomplished in the Meridian, MS (TW1) and Kingville, Tx (TW-2)
  • 9:50 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

    Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Tomassetti

    Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Tomassetti, Commanding Officer VX-23, Aircraft Test Squadron, US Marine Corps

  • Flying the Concept Demonstrator X-35
  • JSF training challenges and opportunities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 T-38 C TALON TRAINING PROGRAMME

    Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Perrilloux

    Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Perrilloux, Operations Officer, 560th Flying Training Squadron, US Air Force

  • Modifications to the T-38, to include avionics upgrades, GPS/INS integration, and propulsion modernisation
  • Future software upgrades
  • Overview of T-38C integration into Phase 3 of the SUPT syllabus
  • 11:30 DATA – LINK BASED TRAINING

  • Interoperability, current status - world-wide
  • System components - functionality and capabilities
  • Weapon simulation and data security
  • New developments - embedded simulation, WaSiF, DMO
  • Strategic industrial corporations
  • Oded Efrati

    Oded Efrati, Training and Simulation, IAI, MLM

    Erwin Fischer

    Erwin Fischer, Training and Simulation, , Diehl BGT Defence

    12:10 HUMAN FACTORS IN NIGHT VISION OPERATIONS

  • Spatial Disorientation & the fast jet - What's the problem?
  • Minimising spatial disorientation
  • Synthetic training
  • Squadron Leader David Daulby

    Squadron Leader David Daulby, Spatial Disorientation Training Specialist, Royal Air Force

    Squadron Leader Douglas Vine

    Squadron Leader Douglas Vine, Night Vision Specialist, Royal Air Force

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 IS EXPLOITATION OF THE SYNTHETIC ENVIRONMENT VALUABLE IN FIGHTER TRAINING? – UK MFTS

    Group Captain Les Garside-Beattie

    Group Captain Les Garside-Beattie, Deputy Director, Military Flying Training Systems (UK MFTS), Headquarters Training Group, , Royal Air Force

  • Overview of the current use of synthetics in UK flying training
  • Identification of the need for a holistic approach to future flying training
  • Potential areas of weakness within the synthetic environment that could undermine the desired training capability
  • 14:40 UPDATE ON P5 COMBAT TRAINING

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy McIlhenny

    Lieutenant Colonel Timothy McIlhenny, Chief, Range Instrumentation Requirements, Air Combat Command,, US Air Force

  • P5 combat training system (CTS) is the next generation air combat training system being developed for the USAF, USN and USMC tactical aircraft
  • Overview of the P5CTS capabilities
  • Current program status
  • Overview of developmental efforts to include those that can lead to interoperability with NATO
  • Overview of developmental efforts in the next generation aircraft (F-22A, JSF)
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MISSION TRAINING THROUGH DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION DEMONSTRATOR

    Jon Saltmarsh

    Jon Saltmarsh, Business Development Manager - Air, QinetiQ

  • The capability concept demonstrator approach
  • History of UK aircrew synthetic mission training
  • Questions remaining to be answered
  • Team ACTIVE's facility and trials programme
  • 16:20 CANADIAN AIR FORCE TACTICAL TRAINING CENTRES

    Lieutenant Colonel Keith Robbins

    Lieutenant Colonel Keith Robbins, International Training Programmes, Canadian Air Force

  • Facilities overview – Cold Lake, Goose Bay
  • Tactical fighter operations
  • Training venues – Maple Flag, Foreign Military training
  • Future developments
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    Training the Elite Fighters of the Future

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    6th June 2006
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