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Fast jet fighter capability is the ultimate projection of military power for air forces across the globe. Recent geo-political instability and tension in Eastern Europe has inspired the necessity of modernisation among the air forces of Central and Eastern European powers in order to reach NATO standards and contribute to the air policing activities in the region. Over the past two years, the Czech Air Force has begun talks with regional partners in the pursuit of a regional training centre for fast jet pilots where partners can pool their resources, knowledge and expertise to create a joint capability far greater than would otherwise be achievable independently. 

SMi Group are proud to announce that Fast Jet Pilot Training Central and Eastern Europe will be held again in Prague on the 5th and 6th June 2017 as a forum to exhibit and discuss recent developments in fast jet training technology as well as the activities and capabilities of participating powers. The aim of the conference is to encourage improved cooperation and interoperability among the air forces of regional allies in the pursuit of enhancing air force power in the region.

 

 

• The only conference focusing on the fast jet pilot training practices of Central and Eastern European nations with the additional expertise of other international Air Force’s
• Engaging in a regionally focused event with a carefully assembled and relevant agenda that has been built upon the success of our 2016 event
• Exploration of the key recent developments in fast jet pilot training with the most relevance to Central and Eastern European Air Force’s such as synthetic training options, outsourcing pilot training and operating advanced jet training aircraft
• Keynote speeches from leading regional and international Air Force commanders offering insight into current and future training practices
• Highly specialised networking opportunities to meet relevant military and industrial figures
 

Air Force Commanders, Chiefs of Training and Senior Officers looking to advance their fast jet capabilities. Fast Jet Pilot Training Central and Eastern Europe is the foremost event for Central and Eastern European fast jet training where operational commanders can meet with their regional and international counterparts to discuss capabilities and requirements.
Fast Jet provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to exhibit their products and services to relevant leaders and programme managers in a market of significant potential growth, thereby placing themselves at the forefront of decision making thought.
 

Past attendees include:

Aero Vodochody A S; ATAC; Austrian Air Force; Brazilian Air Force; British Embassy Prague; CAE; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Draken International; DRS Technologies; European Defence Agency; Fimeccanica; FMV; Frontiers; German Air Force; Hellenic Air Force; KF Aerospace; Lithuanian Air Force; Lockheen Martin Canada; MoD Czech Republic; MoND Poland; NATO; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Omnipol A S; Omnipol Ltd; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Polish Air Force; Portuguese Air Force; PRAMACOM-HT; Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH; Romanian Air Force; Royal Danish Air Force; Swedish Air Force; Swedish Armed Forces; Tactical Communications Group L L C (T C G); UK MOD; University of Defence, Czech Republic; VR Group, a.s.; ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s.;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

9:00 The Ongoing Modernisation Efforts of the Czech Air Force and Future Development

Major General Jaromír Šebesta

Major General Jaromír Šebesta, Commander, Czech Air Force

• Current activity and fast jet capacity of the Czech Air Force
• Feedback from ongoing joint operations with regional and international partners
• Future upgrade plans and how these will be achieved through cooperation
• Importance of clear planning for effective pilot training in the modern Czech Air Force
 

9:30 The Hungarian Acquisition of Cutting Edge Fast Jets in order to take a Leading Role in Regional Air Policing

Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik

Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik, Commander HDF 59th SZD Airbase, Hungarian Air Force
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• Lease-purchasing of JAS-39M Gripen’s from the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) and recent contract extensions
• Implementation and maintenance of cutting edge pilot training in line with and advanced fighter fleet and operating the JAS39D twin-seater as a jet trainer
• The Hungarian role in leading Baltic Air Policing rotation under NATO Command
 

10:00 Optimising the Development and Deployment of German Air Force Fighter Pilots

Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer

Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer, Chief of Branch II - Jet /RPA at the GAF Forces Command, Flying Operations Directorate. , German Air Force

• Examining current pilot training demands across the fleet and use of international training bases
• How the German Air Force operates a successful overseas training base to maximise the efficiency of pilot training
• Advanced jet programs and development: from 2nd to 5th generation trainers and fighters
• Participation in coalition operations and deployments: Maximising integration of varied mission sets into training

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE – AERO concept

Marco Venanzetti

Marco Venanzetti, Executive Vice President L-39NG , Aero Vodochody

11:40 The Canadian Experience of Providing Fast Jet Training for International Allies

• Flight training operations at 15 Wing CFB Moose Jaw, principle site of NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC)
• Progression of pilot training at 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
• Operating jet training through cooperation between military and industry for more effective pilot training
 

Lieutenant Colonel Mike  Grover

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Grover, Commander 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron , Canadian Air Force
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Lieutenant Colonel David  Smith

Lieutenant Colonel David Smith , Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Canadian Air Force

12:10 Improving Capability whilst Reducing Costs: The Importance of Regional Cooperation for Central and Eastern European Air Forces

Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Former Commander , Czech Air Force

• Creating a stronger and more capable CEE policy on Air Force Pilot Training
• Examples of shared requirements and solutions available
• More efficient collaboration and joint procurement opportunities to harness the best available at a share cost

12:40 Networking Lunch

13:40 Ensuring Pilots are prepared for Active Duty through Advanced Training Systems

Squadron Leader Tim Davies

Squadron Leader Tim Davies, Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley
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• The RAF approach to fast jet pilot training
• Developing pilot training gradually through various stages of aircraft use
• RAF experience of adapting pilot training in preparation of 5th generation jet fighters
• The reality of utilising synthetic training methods in the pursuit of improving training efficiency

14:10 Military-Led Industry-Enabled Fast Jet Training

David Waddington

David Waddington, UK Tornado and F-35 Force Commander until autumn 2015., CAE

 

·         The financial and training challenge
·         Fast jet training spectrum
·         Military-led Industry-enabled training solution
·         Advanced training concepts
·         Military-Industry cooperative business model
·         Value proposition
·         Forthcoming activity

14:40 Recent Developments Leading the Italian Air Force to Forefront of Fast Jet Training

• Development and operation of the Italian Alenia Aermacchi M-346 “Master” jet trainer
• Reducing overall cost of fast jet training through the use of advanced trainers that can more closely mimic the characteristics of fighter aircraft, thereby reducing time spent training in fighter aircraft and the associated costs
• Why the Lecce Galatina airbase is considered a prime candidate for the European Air Training Centre and how its systems and personnel have made it so
• The Italian view of NATO’s “pooling and sharing” concept
 

Colonel Luigi Casali

Colonel Luigi Casali, Commander 61st Stormo, Italian Air Force

15:10 Leonardo Aircraft's advanced training solutions: jet performances, state-of-art ground based simulation for the next generation military pilots

Emanuele Merlo

Emanuele Merlo, Head of Program Management M-345 Program , Leonardo

M-345 and M-346 at the forefront of the technology as fully Integrated Training Systems

Embedded Tactical Training Systems in flight, Ground Based Training Systems and LVC, Live, Virtual, Constructive environment

 

15:40 Afternoon Tea

16:10 From Concept to Implementation: Developing Synthetic Solutions to meet the Netherlands Armed Forces Training Needs

Mr. Erikjan Bor

Mr. Erikjan Bor, Project Manager, Simulation, Defence Material Organisation, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands
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• An overview of the activity of the DMO in simulated training solutions
• Determining the training needs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and exploring how synthetic training solutions can optimise pilot training
• Developing and managing adjustable simulated training programmes based on developing Air Force requirements
• The potential of simulated training and how it can continue to maximise pilot training

16:40 Maintaining a Combat Ready and Deployable Fast Jet Capability of the Czech Air Force

Colonel Jan Susekar

Colonel Jan Susekar, Wing Commander 21st Tactical Air Base , Czech Air Force

• Roles and responsibilities of the 21st Tactical Air Base in CÁSLAV
• Keeping the fast jet fleet ready and deployable
• Training initiatives and current results
• Cooperation with NATO forces and joint exercises
 

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

18:00 Evening Networking Drinks Recepton at AERO VODOCHODY AIR BASE

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

9:30 Creating the Next Generation Czech Air Force

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

• Current modernisation plans and roadmaps
• The importance of regional and international cooperation
• Expanding the fleet: plans for new fast jet trainers and extended use of the GRIPEN platform
• Selection and training priorities for the modern Czech Air Force

10:00 Pooling and Sharing Initiatives and the Potential for Fast Jet Pilot Training

Air Commodre Peter Round

Air Commodre Peter Round, Former Director of Capabilities, Armament and Technology Director at European Defence Agency, PKR Solutions Ltd
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• EDA history of supporting joint pilot training initiatives
• Lessons to be learned from the success of joint helicopter pilot training
• The potential benefits of pooling capabilities and resources for improving and expanding fast jet pilot training in Europe
• Thoughts on reviving joint fast jet pilot training and recent developments
 

10:30 Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron

Tammy Pope

Tammy Pope, Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, US Air Force

  • Foreign Military Sales Training
  • Specialized Undergraduate Flying Training
  • F-16 Training
  • Aircraft Maintenance Training
  • Multi-Aircraft Contract - supporting non-standard aircraft
     
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Panel Discussion: Improving Cooperation among Regional Allies to Enhance Fast Jet Capabilities and Secure Sovereign Air Space

    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies, Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley
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    Tammy Pope

    Tammy Pope, Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, US Air Force

    Colonel Luigi Casali

    Colonel Luigi Casali, Commander 61st Stormo, Italian Air Force

    12:15 Integrating Multi-National Pilots during Early Flight Education to Encourage Future Cooperation and Improve Air Force Interoperability

    Colonel Jiri Kacer

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

    • The evolution of Czech fast jet pilot education
    • The Czech experience of the Military Erasmus scheme
    • Importance of pilot integration among allies and considerations for enhancing future cooperation through education and training practices

    12:45 Current Trends and Capabilities in Simulated Flight Training Technology and What of the Future of Flight Simulation?

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Current synthetic options for fast jet pilot training and how these can improve the efficiency of pilot training
  • How to effectively manage these systems to ensure maximum pilot combat readiness while safeguarding investment
  • The potential of synthetic training technology and it can be integrated into pilot training for optimum output
  • 13:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Close of Confernece

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    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika

    Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
    Major General Jaromír Šebesta

    Major General Jaromír Šebesta

    Commander, Czech Air Force
    Squadron Leader Tim Davies

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies

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

    Air Commodre Peter Round

    Former Director of Capabilities, Armament and Technology Director at European Defence Agency, PKR Solutions Ltd
    Air Commodre Peter Round

    Air Commodore Pete Round is a former RAF Buccaneer pilot. He has commanded the RAFs Basic Fast Jet Pilot School and Elementary Flying Training School. He was a board member for the UK Military Flying Training System and Senior Operator for the RAFs No 22 Training Group. More recently as Capability, Armament and Technology Director at the European Defence Agency he was responsible for nearly 200 programs at sea, on land and in the air including the multinational A330 Tanker acquisition and RPAS air traffic integration. Today he is a consultant in International Defence Relations specializing in the EU and NATO.

    Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik

    Commander HDF 59th SZD Airbase, Hungarian Air Force
    Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik

    I was born on 24th October 1967 in Baja Hungary. After secondary final examination in 1986, I attended “Kilián György” Aviation Technical College pilot speciality and I was sent to former Czechoslovakia where I took my degree in 1991. I started my career as a military pilot in Taszár at the 2nd “TURUL” tactical squadron where I served till 1996, when I was transferred to Pápa where I was a member of the 1st “GRIFF” tactical squadron till 2000 where I finished flying MiG-21. Then I was assigned to Kecskemét to the 1st “PUMA” squadron. In 2004 a new department was formed and I took a section chief position and became the chief of Flight OPS in 2008. I became deputy base commander in 2012 and on 11th May 2013 I was appointed commander of HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezso” Airbase.
    I have a proficiency level language examination in English, Czech and Slovakian.


    National and International Trainings:
    1991 Slovakian National Uprising Airforce College/commander-engineer aviation pilot
    2000 English language course, University of Veszprém
    2001 Tactical and type conversion school MiG-29 HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezso” Air Base, Kecskemét
    2001 Tactical and type conversion school L-39 HDF 59th “Szentgyörgyi Dezso” Air Base, Kecskemét
    2002 NFTC, Canada
    2005 Preparatory Language course for Gripen retraining, Zrínyi Miklós National Defense University
    2006 JAS-39 Gripen re-training, Satenas Sweden
    2012 Simulator training, Sweden
    2014 NDC Rome


    Assignments:
    1992. September – 1996. December, pilot (MiG-21), Taszár
    1997. January - 2000. December, Flight Commander (MiG-21), Pápa
    2001. January – 2004. September, Squadron OPS officer PUMA (MiG-29) squadron, Kecskemét
    2004. September – 2008. March, Section Chief Flight OPS, Kecskemét (MiG-29; JAS-39)
    2008. March – 2012. August, Chief of Flight OPS, Kecskemét (JAS-39)
    2012. September – 2013 April, deputy base commander, Kecskemét
    2013. May, base commander, Kecskemét


    Flight facts:
    Flight hours: 1730
    Aircraft flown: L-29 Dolphin, L-39 Albatros, MiG-21 UM/MF/BISZ, MiG-29
    UB/B, Jak-52, Z-726, Hawk, Jas-39 A/B,C/D; L-159A/B; SK-60, Mig 29 UB, B, JAS-39 Gripen A,B, C, D, J-37 Vigen, F-16, Tornado


    Awards and decorations:
    Service Merit Medal Silver Grade
    Service Merit Medal Bronze Grade
    Service Merit Medal after 500 flight hours
    Service Merit Medal after 1000 flight hours
    Gold wreath 1st. class title
    Officer’s Service Badge 3rd. class after 10 years
    Officer’s Service Badge 2nd. class after 20 years


    Degree of Ranks:
    Second Lieutenant - 07 11. 1991.
    First Lieutenant – 01. 01. 1994.
    Captain - 01. 01. 1997.
    Major - 01. 01. 2002.
    Lieutenant Colonel – 01. 03. 2008.
    Colonel – 01.09. 2012.
    Brig.Gen – 23.10. 2014.
     

    Brigadier General Libor Stefanik

    Former Commander , Czech Air Force
    Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

    Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer

    Chief of Branch II - Jet /RPA at the GAF Forces Command, Flying Operations Directorate. , German Air Force
    Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer

    Colonel Jan Susekar

    Wing Commander 21st Tactical Air Base , Czech Air Force
    Colonel Jan Susekar

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika

    Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jiri Kacer

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

    Colonel Luigi Casali

    Commander 61st Stormo, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Luigi Casali

    David Waddington

    UK Tornado and F-35 Force Commander until autumn 2015., CAE
    David Waddington

    Emanuele Merlo

    Head of Program Management M-345 Program , Leonardo
    Emanuele Merlo

    Jakub Fojtik

    Vice President - Military Sales, Aero Vodochody A S
    Jakub Fojtik

    Lieutenant Colonel David Smith

    Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel David  Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Mike Grover

    Commander 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron , Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Mike  Grover

    Lieutenant-Colonel Mike “Moose” Grover enrolled in the RCAF in 1991 and flew CF-18 Hornet combat/peace sorties in support of NATO Operations Allied Force, Echo and Noble Eagle; he is a graduate of the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course. In 2003, he was employed as a civilian BAE Systems Hawk fighter pilot instructor with the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 2009, he was posted to a NATO Targeting Staff Officer position in Heidelberg, Germany. Holding an A2 Instructor rating with over 3000 hrs, he is the Commanding Officer of 419 Squadron that runs the Hawk Fighter Lead-In Training for NFTC.

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Litauszki

    Head of Flight Training, Hungarian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Litauszki

    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak

    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff , Czech Armed Forces
    Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav  Dvorak

    Major General Jaromír Šebesta

    Commander, Czech Air Force
    Major General Jaromír Šebesta

    Marco Venanzetti

    Executive Vice President L-39NG , Aero Vodochody
    Marco Venanzetti

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Erikjan Bor

    Project Manager, Simulation, Defence Material Organisation, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands
    Mr. Erikjan Bor

    Mr. Bor is working at the Joint Information Systems Command of the Defense Materiel Organization of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense. Erikjan has 31 years of experience in the procurement of Simulation and Training systems. Projects start with advising the Netherlands Airforce staff how to write the operational requirements for Simulators and Trainers and ends with the end of the life of type of systems in Operation including the responsible disposal of old systems and components. His core competencies are Training Needs Analyses, Procurement project management and Total Costs of Ownership analyses and System management of Simulators and Trainers.

    Speaker to be

    Confirmed, CAE
    Speaker to be

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies

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

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies has been active in military fast jet flying training for the last decade and uses his experiences, as a Qualified Flying Instructor in the Tactical Weapons role, to speak and write extensively on Human Factors and the psychology of both the instructor and student pilot. From his background as a Tornado GR4 Electronic Warfare Instructor he combines understanding of the front-line operational task with the training of tomorrow's war-fighter to gain a deeper appreciation of the mechanisms of failure and how they can be used to enhance the performance of both the individual and the team.

    Tammy Pope

    Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, US Air Force
    Tammy Pope

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    An Alternative Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training
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    An Alternative Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training

    Andel's Hotel
    7th June 2017
    Prague, Czech Republic

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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