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A fast jet fighter capability is the mainstay of any air force; the ability to defend and control airspace is of paramount importance to any nation. Countries with smaller air forces are looking to improve interoperability to maximise the effectiveness of their jet fighter fleets. Furthermore the Czech Air Force has announced it is actively seeking to establish an international training centre for regional pilots to meet that very demand with support from NATO by 2018. 
 

SMi group is proud to announce Fast jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe with support from the Czech Air Force. The event will be held in Prague on the 9th and 10th June to discuss the implementation of new technologies such as simulated flight training and new advanced trainer aircraft into current pilot training systems for improved interoperability amongst regional partners as well as conversion to more modern fighter jets in the wake of higher operational demands.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Major General Max Nielsen, Chief of Air Staff, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander of the Czech Air Force
  • Colonel von Wintzingerode-Knorr, Operational Forces Command, German Air Force
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Jerome Armand, Deputy Head of Air Training Command, French Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ungerth, Head of Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Training Centre, Swedish FOI
  • Air Commodore (Ret’d) Terry Jones, Former Director of Flying Training, Royal Air Force
  • A highly regionally focused event in official partnership with the Czech Air Force
  • Opening address from the Deputy Minister for Industrial Cooperation and Defence Industry Management
  • Keynote host nation address from Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander of the Czech Air Force
  • Briefings from Air Force commanders from across the region
  • Expert lead briefings and panel discussions on the utility of simulator training and technology and joint training for multinational interoperability 
  • Evening drinks reception hosted by Aero Vodochody at their L-39NG manufacturing plant

 

   
  • Commanders of Air Forces with Fast Jet Capability
  • Commanders of fast jet trainer and operational conversion squadrons
  • Training support staff
  • Contract training staff
  • Commercial fast jet contractors
  • Flight Simulation technicians
  • Simulation program managers

Conference programme

8:00 Conference Registration and Informal Introductions

8:30 Chairman's Opening Address

Colonel Petr Tomanek

Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

8:45 Opening Ministerial Address: The Czech MOD's Desire to Build Industrial Relations to Enhance Military Air Capabilities

Tomas Kuchta

Tomas Kuchta, Deputy Minister for Industrial Cooperation and Defence Industry Management, Czech MoD

9:00 Official Partner's Address: Overview of the New International Training Centre

Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Commander , Czech Air Force

9:30 Modernising the Polish Jet Trainer Fleet for Optimal Pilot Training

Colonel Wojciech Pikula

Colonel Wojciech Pikula, Commander of the 4th Flying Training Wing, Polish Air Force

10:00 Feasibility and sustainability of jet pilot training in 21st century

Jakub Fojtik

Jakub Fojtik, Head of business department of the Defence&MRO division, Aero Vodochody A S

10:30 Morning Coffee and Official Opening of the Exhibition Area by Brigadier General Libor Stefanik

11:00 Panel Discussion: The Potential for Integrated Jet Fighter Operations

  • Exploring the need for a joint international air policing missions
  • Improving Air Superiority capabilities to defend common Air Space
  • Integrating national fighter fleets as an option
  • The benefits this would bring to the security of the wider region

     

  • Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

    Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Commander , Czech Air Force

    Colonel Wojciech Pikula

    Colonel Wojciech Pikula, Commander of the 4th Flying Training Wing, Polish Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz, Deputy Commander of the Pilot Training Institute and Head of Jet Pilot Training, Austrian Air Force

    11:30 Danish Fighter Pilot Training For the Modern Air Force

    Brigadier General Karsten Fledlieus Jensen

    Brigadier General Karsten Fledlieus Jensen, Vice Chief of Air Staff Defence Command Denmark, Royal Danish Air Force

    12:00 Utilising Simulation Technology to Maximise Pilot Combat Readiness

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth, Head of the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, Swedish Air Force

  • Overview of the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre
  • Tactics development in preparation for mission deployment: from air-air to ground attack
  • Enhancing team training through networked simulators and team-based combat scenarios
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Simulation and Air Force Integrated Training System

    Ivo Gamba

    Ivo Gamba, Technical Director, VR Group, a.s.

    14:00 The Importance of Joint Force Interoperability When Considering Next Generation Flight Training

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces

    14:30 Contract Air Services: Building Partnership Aviation Capacity

    Saint Lehtinen

    Saint Lehtinen, director business development, Draken International
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    15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:30 Getting What You Need from Commercial Tactical Air Services

    Rich Zins

    Rich Zins, Director of Business Development, ATAC

    16:00 The Portuguese Approach to Modernising Fast Jet Pilot Training Post 2020

    Lieutenant Colonel Afonso Gaiolas

    Lieutenant Colonel Afonso Gaiolas, Operations Divsion , Portuguese Air Force

    16:30 Pilot Education as an Essential Element of the Training Cycle

    Colonel Jiri Kacer

    Colonel Jiri Kacer, Head of Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology, University of Defence, Czech Republic

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    17:10 End of Fast Jet Pilot Training Day One

    17:30 Site Visit to Aero Vodochody Aerospace Facility

    8:45 Conference Registration

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    9:30 The Czech Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    10:00 ACMI and EW Range Modernization: Maximizing Pilot Training With Diminishing Resources

    Paul Vavra

    Paul Vavra, Business Development, DRS Technologies

    10:30 From Doctrine to Implementation: Improving Fast Jet Training for the Modern Day Air Force

    Air Commodore (ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD

    11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:30 Suitable Type Of Basic Training Aircraft

    Richard Santus

    Richard Santus, Pilot, ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s.

    12:00 The Czech Air Force's Air Combat Capabilities

    Colonel Petr Hromek

    Colonel Petr Hromek, Commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base, Czech Air Force

    12:30 Training System Integration

    Peter Eadie

    Peter Eadie, Strategy & Business Development Manager Defence and Security, CAE
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    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 How to become a Fighter Pilot within the German Luftwaffe

    Colonel Eberhard  Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr

    Colonel Eberhard Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr, Operational Forces Command, German Air Force

    14:30 The Austrian Approach to Fast Pilot Training

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz, Deputy Commander of the Pilot Training Institute and Head of Jet Pilot Training, Austrian Air Force

    15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:30 Panel Discussion: The Utility of Fast Jet Simulation Training

  • Can simulators ever replace actual flight hours?
  • Discussing national approaches to fast jet simulation training
  • Sharing advanced simulation training techniques  
  • Colonel Eberhard  Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr

    Colonel Eberhard Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr, Operational Forces Command, German Air Force

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek, Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz, Deputy Commander of the Pilot Training Institute and Head of Jet Pilot Training, Austrian Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth, Head of the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, Swedish Air Force

    16:15 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Fast Jet Pilot Training Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

    Brigadier General Libor Stefanik

    Commander , Czech Air Force
    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    Air Commodore (ret'd) Terry Jones

    Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD
    Air Commodore (ret'd) Terry Jones

    Brigadier General Karsten Fledlieus Jensen

    Vice Chief of Air Staff Defence Command Denmark, Royal Danish Air Force
    Brigadier General Karsten Fledlieus Jensen

    Brigadier General Libor Stefanik

    Commander , Czech Air Force
    Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

    Colonel Eberhard Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr

    Operational Forces Command, German Air Force
    Colonel Eberhard  Freiherr von Wintzingerode-Knorr

    Colonel Jiri Kacer

    Head of Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology, University of Defence, Czech Republic
    Colonel Jiri Kacer

    Colonel Petr Hromek

    Commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base, Czech Air Force
    Colonel Petr Hromek

    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
    Colonel Petr Tomanek

    Colonel Wojciech Pikula

    Commander of the 4th Flying Training Wing, Polish Air Force
    Colonel Wojciech Pikula

    Ivo Gamba

    Technical Director, VR Group, a.s.
    Ivo Gamba

    Jakub Fojtik

    Head of business department of the Defence&MRO division, Aero Vodochody A S
    Jakub Fojtik

    Lieutenant Colonel Afonso Gaiolas

    Operations Divsion , Portuguese Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Afonso Gaiolas

    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz

    Deputy Commander of the Pilot Training Institute and Head of Jet Pilot Training, Austrian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Albin Zwanz

    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth

    Head of the Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, Swedish Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Ungerth

    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Bohuslav Dvorak

    Paul Vavra

    Business Development, DRS Technologies
    Paul Vavra

    Peter Eadie

    Strategy & Business Development Manager Defence and Security, CAE
    Peter Eadie

    Peter Eadie completed 33 years’ service in the British Army in October 2015, having reached the rank of Colonel. He served for six years as an infantry officer, then transferred to the Army Air Corps, achieving 2,500 rotary wing hours, seeing extensive operational service in Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. His final operational tour of duty was as Commander Task Force Jaguar, the UK Joint Aviation Group in Afghanistan. During his final three years’ service, he was Commandant of the Army Aviation Centre, training all Army air and ground crew. He joined CAE in December 2015 in an EMEA strategy and business development role.

    Rich Zins

    Director of Business Development, ATAC
    Rich Zins

    Richard Santus

    Pilot, ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s.
    Richard Santus

    Saint Lehtinen

    director business development, Draken International
    Saint Lehtinen

    Lieutenant Colonel Saint Lehtinen is currently an Instructor Pilot/Combat Aviation Advisor-Tactical Aircraft for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). He specializes in Counter Insurgency and Foreign Internal Defense (COIN/FID) and has recently deployed to Asia, Africa, and South America in support of contingency operations. He is a command instructor pilot with over 7000 Hrs. and is rated in the: A/OA-10 (FAC-A/Sandy), PA-200 Tornado, T-38, B-737, C-145, PC-6. He holds an ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI, Commercial Helicopter, Private Glider and is a captain at Southwest Airlines.

    Tomas Kuchta

    Deputy Minister for Industrial Cooperation and Defence Industry Management, Czech MoD
    Tomas Kuchta

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    Draken International has set a new standard in advanced contract air services. With a fleet of over 70 tactical fighter aircraft, Draken owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft. Draken supports military training objectives around the globe, providing tremendous cost savings over the use of traditional military fighter assets. Draken's extensive fleet of aircraft is equipped with 4th generation technology and flown by world-class, military-trained fighter pilots. In fact, Draken is the only commercial provider supporting all USAF 5th Generation fighter assets (F-22/F-35). Draken's capabilities on the ground are world-class, including a 120,000 square foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility staffed with highly skilled airframe, avionics and engine technicians.


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    DRS is the world leader in Electronic Warfare Instrumented Training Ranges and Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) systems. DRS provides the latest generation in threat radar simulators and master control stations for aircrew training and tactics development using open-air RF and UV simulation. The system operates with full Effective Radiated Power, accurately simulating actual threat radars and interfacing with existing ground-based and airborne infrastructure and equipment. Our EW systems seamlessly interface with rangeless ACMI systems such as P5, KITS, and RAIDS flown worldwide on a wide variety of aircraft. During post-mission debrief the ACMI data can be time-synchronized with the recorded threat video. DRS ACMI and EW systems provide the precise accuracy and recording of critical parameters in flight to enable aircrew to measure, assess and improve individual and collective performance while simultaneously reinforcing proven combat tactics procedures. BOTTOM LINE: Enhanced training improves combat effectiveness and saves lives!


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