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The training of military aviators has long underpinned the success and efficacy of air forces around the world. As the nature of warfare changes there is a requirement for training to continuously evolve along side it; technical advancements such as sophisticated mission planners, night vision technology, integrated simulated cockpits and fully actuated deployable simulators have made today's pilots better practised and more operationally prepared than ever. This year's event will look at what technology is on offer in the field of fixed wing, rotary wing and UAS training, analysis of the advancements in live, constructed and simulated training as well as examining human factors such as instructor training and physiological issues.

 

With coalition operations becoming increasingly prolific, Military Flight Training will provide a forum for international military decision makers to discuss and evaluate the latest developments in international cooperative training initiatives. This year’s speaker line up is comprised of experts with current practical experience within the field who will provide up to date insight based on their current activities and programmes as well as what they will be involved with in future and how lessons are being learned and new challenges adapted to.


 

 

SMi's 2nd annual Military Flight Training conference will build upon the 2012 event with focussed sessions from industry leaders on today's hot topics in the field, including training for 5th generation fighters, international cooperative training, Unmanned Aerial Systems and cutting endge simulator technology. With the air domain becoming an increasingly prevolent part of battlespace and military spending being increasingly focussed it has never been more important to keep ahead of the game. Military Flight Training 2013 will provide a forum for the some of the world's leading military experts in the field to discuss and share ideas supported by a panel of leading industrial providers to unveil their latest technology. For military decision makers, pilot trainers, and industrial leaders, you cannot afford to get left behind.
 

  • HEAR presentations on the practical experiences and challenges faced by key speakers involved in Military Flight Training
  • ANALYSE how different organisations and nations provide flight training and what can be learnt through international cooperation
  • EVALUATE the different viewpoints on synthetic training and asses the options available in full, part-task, and integrated & constructed simulations
  • UNDERSTAND the evolution of pilot training on rotary, fixed wing and UAS aircraft and the increasing role of human factors in pilot training 
  • NETWORKwith key industry professionals

RAF Flight Training Instructors

Defence Analysts

Airborne Researchers

Airspace Mission Planning Officers

Air Capability Managers

Approach and Landing Systems Branch Officers

Aviation Academics

Guidance and Control Engineers
Airlift Staff Officers

Operations Consultants

Combined Air Operations Managers

Cap TA SO2 Mission Enablers

Joint Force Air Component Command Officers

Flight Test Engineers

Avionics Support Team Managers

Aviation Scientists

 

Agusta Westland; Airbus Military ; Algerian Embassy; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems; Bohemia Interactive; Business Development; CAE Military Simulation & Training Division; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of Georgia; Embassy Of Greece; Embassy of Mexico; Embassy Of The Republic Of Korea; Embassy of the Republic of Turkey; Embassy of Ukraine; ETC (Europe); ETC Europe; ETSA; European Air Group; European Defence Agency; Halldale Media Group; High Commission of India; Institute for Creative Technologies; Italian Air Staff; Lockheed Martin; Military Academy / TRADOK / Norwegian Army; Ministry of Defence, UK; MoD; RAF; RAF Leeming; RAF Shawbury; RAF Valley; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force, UK; Royal Netherland Army Command; Royal Netherlands Army; SELEX Galileo; Selex Galileo spA; Spanish Embassy; Speakers in Command ; Swedish Air Force; Thales UK; The Boeing Company; Uk Trade And Investment; UKTi DSO;
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mick Davidson

Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

9:10 Overview of the Defence Simulation Centre

Corinne  Jeffery

Corinne Jeffery, LTPA Director, Pilot Defence Simulation Centre

  • The UK MoD’s approach to training and simulation
  • How the UK MoD are unifying strategies across defence
  • The aims and future standards of the DSC
  • 9:50 Distributed Interactive Simulation and Control of Collective Aerial Operations

    Peter  Sapaty

    Peter Sapaty, Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems

  • High-level Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) for distributed simulation and control in networked environments
  • Effective automatic integration of simulated and live entities under unified control in SGT
  • Runtime creation of mission scenarios and their collective interpretation by communicating manned and unmanned components
  • The role of distributed interactive simulation in gradual transition to unmanned cooperative systems
  • Simulated and live scenarios of intelligent aerial swarming and swarm-against-swarm fight in SGT
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Evidence-based learning in serious gaming

    Anne Helsdingen

    Anne Helsdingen, Director, Effat University

  • Serious games for enhancing knowledge, skills and professional attitudes
  • Using commercial off the shelf games for serious purposes
  • Embedding games in a formal curriculum
  • Transfer from the game to "real" task: how to measure learning benefits
  • 11:40 Simulation - A Strategic Perspective

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Trends in Simulation - Developments in Simulation and Current Prospects
  • The Future for Simulation - How might Technology Transform Military Training and Education
  • A Policy Perspective - Simulation for Decision Makers
  • 12:20 International flying training at RAF College Cranwell

    Wing Commander Mike Allport

    Wing Commander Mike Allport, International Training Officer, MoD

  • Training offered to international partners
  • Current Programmes and capacity
  • Success rate
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Overview of a multinational training opportunity (EATT) & a multinational course (EAATTC)

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Major General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European Air Transport Command


    • Develop an innovative Air Transport training opportunity within Europe
    o Save flying hours
    o Reduce the logistical deployment
    • Integrate additional training objectives: Intel, Aeromedevac (tbc), Maintenance
    o Develop synergies in AT environment
    • Adapt the training activities to the nations requirements
    o Optimize the training opportunities
    • Step towards a training programme combining a European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Course (EAATTC) especially dedicated to tactical transport aircrews
     

    14:40 UK advanced jet training- 1 year on

    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    Wing Commander Dan Beard, OC IV R Squadron, RAF Valley

  • Hawk TMk2 Capabilities in Practice
  • Transition to Steady State Training
  • Lessons Identified
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 European collaborative training

    Andrew Gray

    Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

  • Student throughputs are shrinking
  • Coalition ops are the norm
  • “Train as we fight” implies training as a coalition
  • Benefits interoperability
  • Finances are constrained
  • Irreducible cost can be shared
  • New technologies are agile and inexpensive (relatively)
  • 16:20 In times of austerity: Training centres as private/public partnerships

    Roger Axelsson

    Roger Axelsson, Managing Director, Airline Management AS

  • What challenges and changes must the future training centre adapt to?
  • When is private financing ‘smart defence’?
  • Who can provide the capital and the expertise?
  • How can a private/public training centre be financed an operated?
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

    9:10 The Austrian Armed Force’s new military pilot training system

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian A F Aviation School

  • A short review of the old training system
  • Reasons for the change
  • The new training system
  • Lessons learnt
  • Future challenges
  • 9:50 Hawk T2 – The graduation standard

    Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman

    Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman, Training Officer, C Flt, RAF Valley

  • Historic 4 FTS output standard
  • The Hawk T2 Sensor Simulation, Mission Planning and Debrief
  • The Hawk T2 Graduation standard
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The ‘Pivot to Asia’-consequences for future warfighting scenarios

    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen

    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen, Special Advisor International Relations, Norwegian Ministry Of Defence

  • Air Sea Battle doctrine- a new concept for warfighting
  • Can the ASB doctrine replace the current Air Land Battle doctrine?
  • Impacts of cyber and space warfare
  • Moving to long distance, beyond line of sight engagements
  • 11:40 Today's challenges in acquiring and maintaining Air Transport operational capabilities

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Helicopter and Airlift Training Capability, Italian Joint Force Headquarters

  • Overview of ITAF air transport crews training and possible options for cooperations with other nations
  • C130J and C27J simulator training center capabilities at PISA.
  • MCC training center at Pratica di mare.
  • Unprepared RWY training sites

     

  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Specialist Helicopter Training and Requirements

    Mick Fry

    Mick Fry, Director, Amber Tiger Aviation Management

  • Overview of skills required for specialist helicopter operations
  • Overview of specialist skills
  • Training pipeline
  • Training currency issues of specialist helicopter aircrew
  • 14:00 Human Factors Training for NVG Operations

    Douglas Vine

    Douglas Vine, Director, VCS

  • The Degraded Visual Environment
  • Misperceptions & risk management
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Training of MUAS RAVEN operators for the Dutch Armed forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Pieter Mink

    Lieutenant Colonel Pieter Mink, Senior Advisor Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Royal Netherland Army Command

  • Aim of the MUAS RAVEN training
  • Student population
  • Training philosophy
  • Licenses and currencies
  • National Operations (NATOPS)
  • Laws and regulations
  • 15:40 The Swedish experience and concept for training fighter pilots

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Rohlen

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Rohlen, Commanding Officer Flying Training School & Wing Commander Flying, Swedish Air Force Air Combat School

  • The Swedish experience and concept for training fighter pilotsAre we doing it right? – 10 years of experience of basic flight training for 4th gen fighter pilot.
  • Future requirements
  • Downloading or not (from 4/5th gen fighter to phase 3/4)
  • 16:20 UAS Crew Training

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

    • The need for a solution
    o Training standardisation for the Civil Market
    • Proportionality.
    o The air system versus the training level requirement.
    • A Solution to suit existing Regulations.
    o A minimum fuss driver?
    • A quick course overview
    o A brief example to highlight considerations when designing a course

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

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

    Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian A F Aviation School
    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Commander, European Air Transport Command
    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen

    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen

    Special Advisor International Relations, Norwegian Ministry Of Defence

    Andrew Gray

    Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
    Andrew Gray

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Anne Helsdingen

    Director, Effat University
    Anne Helsdingen

    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Helicopter and Airlift Training Capability, Italian Joint Force Headquarters
    Colonel Giorgio Seravalle

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

    Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian A F Aviation School
    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

    Corinne Jeffery

    LTPA Director, Pilot Defence Simulation Centre
    Corinne  Jeffery

    Douglas Vine

    Director, VCS
    Douglas Vine

    Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman

    Training Officer, C Flt, RAF Valley
    Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Rohlen

    Commanding Officer Flying Training School & Wing Commander Flying, Swedish Air Force Air Combat School
    Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Rohlen

    Lieutenant Colonel Pieter Mink

    Senior Advisor Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Royal Netherland Army Command
    Lieutenant Colonel Pieter Mink

    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Commander, European Air Transport Command
    Major General Pascal Valentin

    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen

    Special Advisor International Relations, Norwegian Ministry Of Defence
    Major General Tom Henry Knutsen

    Mick Davidson

    Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts
    Mick Davidson

    Mick Fry

    Director, Amber Tiger Aviation Management
    Mick Fry

    Peter Sapaty

    Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems
    Peter  Sapaty

    Roger Axelsson

    Managing Director, Airline Management AS
    Roger Axelsson

    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    OC IV R Squadron, RAF Valley
    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    Wing Commander Mike Allport

    International Training Officer, MoD
    Wing Commander Mike Allport

    Workshops

    Integrated Assessment in Training
    Workshop

    Integrated Assessment in Training

    Holiday Inn Regents Park
    17th September 2013
    London, United Kingdom

    Military Flight Training in Times of Austerity
    Workshop

    Military Flight Training in Times of Austerity

    Holiday Inn Regents Park
    17th September 2013
    London, United Kingdom

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