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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.

SMi's 3rd annual Military Flight Training conference will build upon last year's successful 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, analysis of the advancements in live, constructed and simulated training, future skill requirements of pilots and cutting edge simulation 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 2014 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.
 

NEW FOR 2014
 

• Colonel Lance Bunch, Commander of the 80th Flying Training Wing of the US Air Force will be briefing delegates on the four distinct training phases to support the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program

• Keynote address by leading RAF training officer Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman on the 4th Squadron’s Cutting Edge Training Technology

• Major General Dave Wheeler, Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region from the Royal Canadian Air Force will be speaking on Canada’s Future Fighter: A Training Concept of Operations, discussing the use of state-of-the-art simulation technology and concepts in order to best prepare fighter pilots and more

• Hear about GUSTA - the first Global Unmanned Systems Training Academy

• The future Commander of the European Air Transport Command, taking over from 3rd July will be speaking on Multinational A400M Training

• The UK MOD’s Principal Analyst on Air and Weapon Systems at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) will be sharing the value of team and collective training in the Live/Virtual/Constructive environment
 

  • 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; Airline Management AS; Alenia Aeronautica; Amber Tiger Aviation Management; Austrian A F Aviation School; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems; Effat University; Embassy of Chile; Embassy of Georgia; Embassy of Mexico; Embassy of Ukraine; ETC Europe; ETSA; ETSA CIC; European Air Group; European Air Transport Command ; European Defence Agency; HQ Air Command, RAF; Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems ; ITALIAN JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS; JFACC; Lund University; Ministry of Defence, UK; MoD; Norwegian Ministry Of Defence; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Pilot Defence Simulation Centre; RAF Valley; Royal Netherland Army Command; SABCA; SELEX Galileo; Swedish Air Force Air Combat School; Thales UK; Thinke Company Ltd; Unmanned Experts; VCS;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rick Peacock-Edwards

Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, FRAeS, FCIM, ETC (Europe)

9:10 UKMFTS Programme Update

Air Commodore Terry Jones

Air Commodore Terry Jones, Director Flying Training, No22 Training Group, UK MoD

9:50 The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program

Colonel Lance Bunch

Colonel Lance Bunch , Station Commander , 80th Flying Training Wing, US Air Force

·          Four distinct training phases to support the NATO program  

·          Producing combat pilots for NATO allies

·          Training using the T-6A Texan II Aircraft

·          The benefits of the ENJJPT Program - lower cost, better training environment, enhanced standardization and interoperability

 

10:30 Canada’s future fighter: A training concept of operations

Brigadier General Bruce Ploughman

Brigadier General Bruce Ploughman, Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

·          The use of state-of-the-art simulation technology and concepts in order to best prepare fighter pilots

·          Advantage of reducing expenses for fuel and sustainment

·          Three phases of training for Newly-winged fighter pilots in the future:

o    An Enhanced Fighter Lead-In Training (FLIT) Phase

o    A simulation-intensive Conversion Phase conducted at a Virtual Training Unit (VTU)

o    An extended Combat Ready (CR) Phase

 

11:10 Morning Coffee

11:30 Military Flight Simulators - a World overview

Ian Strachan

Ian Strachan, Flight Simulation Group, Royal Aeronautical Society

·          Numbers of Military Simulators worldwide

·          Locations

·          Aircraft Roles

·          Costs of simulation compared to aircraft training

·          Procurement of simulators and training aids - Conventional and Private Finance

·          The Future

 

12:50 Networking Lunch

14:00 All but War is Synthetic?

Andy Fawkes

Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

·          What is Real and What is Synthetic in Training?

·          The Live/Synthetic Balance Debate

·          The Impact of Technological Change - Towards 100% Real Training?

 

14:40 Fast Jet Training for 4th/5th Generation Fighter Aircrafts

Wing Commander Dan Beard

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

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:40 5th generation Aircraft and the digital era students: do we have to change the training methods?

Captain Bjorn Persson

Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces

·          The Swedish experience and concept for training fighter pilots - Are 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 What Will It Mean to Fly in the Age of Cyber-Humanism?

Randall Hill

Randall Hill, Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies, Institute for Creative Technologies

17:00 Panel Discussion: Live vs. Synthetic – how far can we go?

-           Advantages and Disadvantages of using Live Simulation
-           Finding the right balance
-           How far can we go? What is within reason?  

 

Rick Peacock-Edwards

Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, FRAeS, FCIM, ETC (Europe)

Hashim Hassan

Hashim Hassan, Principal Analyst, DSTL

Captain Bjorn Persson

Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces

Andy Fawkes

Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

Air Commodore Terry Jones

Air Commodore Terry Jones, Director Flying Training, No22 Training Group, UK MoD

17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rick Peacock-Edwards

Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, FRAeS, FCIM, ETC (Europe)

9:10 IV(R) Sqn – Synthetic Training on the Hawk T2

Tim Davies

Tim Davies, Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley

• Training Overview
• Advanced Mission Planning and Debrief
• Synthetic/Live Fly Interaction
• Advanced Product Output Standard

9:50 Transforming Training in the Digital Age – Future Training Visions: 2020

·          QinetiQ have successfully led the Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) programme for the MOD for five years. DSALT uses specialist synthetic training facilities to meet the needs of UK Land and Air forces operating in hostile environments. This paper will provide an insight into the challenges facing training in this digital age, the return to contingent operations and move to Future Force 2020;

·          We will contend that training content and experience will need to meet the aspirations of the truly digital native alongside digital immigrants in manned and unmanned blends of live, constructive and virtual worlds;

·          To meet these needs, we will discuss our understanding of human characteristics and capabilities in cognitive, physical and social terms to recruit, train and retain future personnel;

·          Finally, we will link to future proofing research, such as the MOD research on the Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Emerging Technologies Evaluation and Exploitation (CETEE) project, demonstrating how gaming, mobile devices and other consumer technologies can be successfully integrated in a future training vision for 2020

 

Helen Dudfield

Helen Dudfield, Chief of Training, QinetiQ

Fraser Bruce

Fraser Bruce , Systems Engineer , QinetiQ

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 Flight Training in the US Military

Major General George Harrison USAF (Ret)

Major General George Harrison USAF (Ret), Principle Research Engineer, Georgia Technical Research Institute

·          Historical Perspective

·          USAF Training Evolution

·          USN Training

·          US Army Training

·          USCG Training

·          Civilian Training Comparison

 

11:30 Researching the value of team and collective training in the Live/Virtual/Constructive Environment

Hashim Hassan

Hashim Hassan, Principal Analyst, DSTL

·          What do we mean by team and collective training?

·          What opportunities are available in the LVC environment?

·          Key findings of UK MOD research; trials and WFE, cost-benefit analysis.

·          What does the future look like? DOTC (Air, Maritime, Land, Joint)

 

12:10 Networking Lunch

13:20 Multinational Programmes in NATO & EU. Achievements since the initiatives were launched and what is the future?

Captain Gunnar Borch (ret)

Captain Gunnar Borch (ret), Associate / Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency, Allied Support Services International Group Inc.

·          Why Smart Defence/Pooling & Sharing

·          Achievements

·          Challenges & potential solutions

·          Roles of nations & industry

·          Conclusion

 

14:00 EATC’s role in multinational A400M training

Colonel Jim Kolm

Colonel Jim Kolm, Deputy Head Functional Division, European Air Transport Command

  • Situation for EATC nations: EATC involvement on A400M multinational training
  • Challenges: National Courses of action and National / International regulations
  • Common Concepts and Considerations: Training for Air, Cargo crew and tactical
  • Opportunities: Interoperability, Reduced footprint in deployed operations/exercises

     

  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Introduction of the Air Crew Performance Coaching Programme in the Royal Air Force”

    Nick Goodwyn

    Nick Goodwyn, Officer Commaning Cetnral Flying School, Human Perfomance Training Squadron , Royal Air Force

    15:40 Joint NH90 Training Program

    Frank Muller

    Frank Muller, Programme Manager Training Media, Ministry of Defence Directorate of Materiel

    ·          NH90 Training Requirements

    ·          NAHEMA Training Initiatives

    ·          NLMoD NH90 Training Media projects

    ·          Joint NH90 Training Program

    ·          Plans and reality (what can go wrong will go wrong)

    ·          Future of NH90 training

     

    16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Commodore Terry Jones

    Air Commodore Terry Jones

    Director Flying Training, No22 Training Group, UK MoD
    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson

    Managing Director , AV8 UAS Solutions
    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    OC IV R Squadron, RAF Valley

    Air Commodore Terry Jones

    Director Flying Training, No22 Training Group, UK MoD
    Air Commodore Terry Jones

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Brigadier General Bruce Ploughman

    Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Brigadier General Bruce Ploughman

    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Head of Education Programmes, Air Combat Training School, Swedish Armed Forces
    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Captain Gunnar Borch (ret)

    Associate / Former General Manager of the NATO Airlift Management Agency, Allied Support Services International Group Inc.
    Captain Gunnar Borch (ret)

    Colonel Jim Kolm

    Deputy Head Functional Division, European Air Transport Command
    Colonel Jim Kolm

    Colonel Lance Bunch

    Station Commander , 80th Flying Training Wing, US Air Force
    Colonel Lance Bunch

    Frank Muller

    Programme Manager Training Media, Ministry of Defence Directorate of Materiel
    Frank Muller

    Fraser Bruce

    Systems Engineer , QinetiQ
    Fraser Bruce

    Hashim Hassan

    Principal Analyst, DSTL
    Hashim Hassan

    Helen Dudfield

    Chief of Training, QinetiQ
    Helen Dudfield

    Ian Strachan

    Flight Simulation Group, Royal Aeronautical Society
    Ian Strachan

    Major General George Harrison USAF (Ret)

    Principle Research Engineer, Georgia Technical Research Institute
    Major General George Harrison USAF (Ret)

    Mick Davidson

    Managing Director , AV8 UAS Solutions
    Mick Davidson

    Nick Goodwyn

    Officer Commaning Cetnral Flying School, Human Perfomance Training Squadron , Royal Air Force
    Nick Goodwyn

    Randall Hill

    Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies, Institute for Creative Technologies
    Randall Hill

    Rick Peacock-Edwards

    CBE AFC, FRAeS, FCIM, ETC (Europe)
    Rick Peacock-Edwards

    Tim Davies

    Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley
    Tim Davies

    Wing Commander Dan Beard

    OC IV R Squadron, RAF Valley
    Wing Commander Dan Beard

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