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Flight Training establishes both basic and advance  skills for new and current pilots about to enter front line flying squadrons. Given the rise in complexity of both aircraft and the scenarios they operate in, pilots need to be fully prepared to fly and fight in an effective way. Trainers must also face the challenges of reduced budgets and rising cost to train and equip their young pilots. Therefore, training doctrine and application need to be reimagined to incorporate new training styles as well as advances technologies such as advanced flight simulators. This allows pilots to quickly become accustomed to their specific aircraft and therefore able to complete their missions successfully, all at a reduced cost and greater result.

SMi group is proud to announce its 5th Annual Military Flight Training. The event will be held in London on the 21st and 22nd September to discuss the latest national approaches to training as well as the development of modern technologies to meet current and future complex mission scenarios faced by today’s pilots from fast fighters to multi-engine fixed wing aircraft.

  • A unique focus on training technologies such as flight simulators that allow pilots to prepare for specific missions
  • Fast Jet will be the primary discussion point as nations modernise their fighter fleets
  • The application of training and how specific nations are implementing programmes to enhance piloting skills will be discussed
  • Commanders of Air Forces
  • 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

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

9:00 The UK Approach to Military Flight Training: Future Plans for the MFTS

Air Commodore David Bentley

Air Commodore David Bentley, Director of Flying Training, Royal Air Force

  • New techniques and approaches to flight training across the armed forces
  • The latest updates for Fast Jet, Rotary and Fixed-Wing platforms
  • Recent case studies of successful pilot integration into front line squadrons
  • 9:40 Boosting Air Force Readiness Capability Through Advanced Training Systems

    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski, Commander of 2nd Tactical Wing, Polish Air Force

  • Operational training to prepare pilots for missions over Iraq
  • Details of the acquisition of the M-346 Jet Trainer for enhanced integration with modern front line aircraft
  • Future modernization and training programmes to optimize Polish international commitments
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    10:50 Modern Pilot Training For Today’s Naval Aviators

    Captain Bennie Sanchez

    Captain Bennie Sanchez , N3 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, US Navy Naval Aviation

  • Bringing training in to line for new pilots to operate the next generation carrier-based aircraft
  • The challenges of training onboard aircraft carriers for seaborne pilots
  • Improved and enhanced technologies to assist pilots in ship-borne operations
     
  • 11:30 Session reserved for Gold Sponsor

    12:10 Incorporating Project Cognac into the Training of Fighter Pilots

    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force

  • Platform considerations and how they will benefit the transition from trainer to front line fighter
  • Full spectrum support to ensure effective pilot development
  • Delivering the desired air power effect for French air missions
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Panel Discussion: Exploring the Future of Fast Jet Technology to Enhance Training Doctrine for Air Forces Amongst Allies

  • The latest technologies enhancing fighter piloting skills
  • Integrating modern systems and adapting training fro today's younger, tech savvy pilot cadets
  • What future missions and challenges will jet pilots meet in the 21st Century?
     
  • Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force

    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force

    14:30 Military Flying Training – An Integrated Approach

    Peter Eadie

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

  • Modern training challenges
  • Live Flying Training
  • Synthetic Training Environment
  • Live-Virtual-Constructive Training to deliver "affordable readiness"
  • Training concepts - asynchronous training and surrogate aircraft
  • Military-led - Industry-delivered training partnership
  • 15:10 ‘Raising the Bar’ Developing Human Performance in Aircrew for Excellence

    Squadron Leader Nick Goodwyn

    Squadron Leader Nick Goodwyn, MOD Liaison to CAA, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, Royal Air Force

  • Focusing on individual, team and organizational performance: developing the cognitive skills of today's pilots and instructors
  • Maximising the learning event - advanced debriefing skills
  • Cultural change and the key requirements for pilots and instructors to ensure effective delivery of training from basic through to advanced platforms
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    16:20 The Human Factor in Defending Austrian Air Space

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

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

     

     

     

  • An overview of pilot training and education in the Austrian Air Force
  • The demands on pilots constantly policing national air space
  • Available technologies and strategies to maximize pilot effectiveness
  • Full spectrum support to ensure the best pilots available are ready for action over Austria

     

  • 17:00 How The Norwegian Air Force is Optimising Pilots For Operations in Arctic Conditions

    Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen

    Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen, Commander of RNoAF Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force

  • Cooperation with Nordic partners for successful fast jet pilot integration
  • Leveraging synthetic technologies to maximize the pilot learning experience
  • Focusing on developing skills and technology for operations in the Arctic
  • A case study of air operations during Exercise Cold Response
  • 17:40 Closing Remarks and End of Military Flight Training Day One

    8:00 Morning Registration

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

    9:00 US Marine Corps Training for the MV-22 Osprey

    Colonel Carlton Hasle

    Colonel Carlton Hasle, Incoming Commander of MATSG-22, United States Marine Corps

    9:40 Discussing the New Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Concept: What the RCAF Hopes to Gain in FAcT

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Moores

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Moores, Future Aircrew Training, Royal Canadian Airforce

     

  • Integrating advanced technologies to improve aircrew development in the Canadian Forces
  • Better integration for next generation aircraft
  • Particular focus on enhancing efficiencies to optimize the quality and sustainability of aircrew training

     

  • 11:20 Morning Coffee in the Exhibition Area

    12:00 The Slovenian Approach to Military Air Crew Training

    Major Frank Jesensek

    Major Frank Jesensek, CO SVNAF Flight School, Slovenian Ministry of Defence

     

  • Training aircrew for combat missions
  • Future training requirements for the Slovenian Air Force
  • Cooperation with NATO allies to enhance aircrew training for joint and coalition operations

     

     

  • 12:40 Panel Discussion: Exploring the Potential for International Cooperation in Pilot Training to Optimise Operations in Multi-National Theatres

     

     

     

  • Current examples of successful international cooperation
  • How it will enhance combat readiness in case of war
  • Sharing air space in order to better ensure collective defence

     

     

     

     

  • Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

    Brigadier General Mehmet Yalinalp (Place Holder)

    Brigadier General Mehmet Yalinalp (Place Holder), Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, NATO

    Air Commodore David Bentley

    Air Commodore David Bentley, Director of Flying Training, Royal Air Force

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

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

    13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 How the Air Combat Training School Optimizes Training for Swedish Pilots

    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force

  • How effective testing and evaluation prepares pilots for smooth transition to new frontline aircraft
  • Training the trainers: how strong leaders enable pilots to perform well in combat
  • Developing cooperation with partner nations for mutual benefits across the globe
     
  • 15:00 JANUS - A New Advanced Training and Red-Air Aircraft Concept

    Georges Bridel

    Georges Bridel, Business Development Director, ALR Aerospace

  • Advanced training is a singular mission accomplished by specifically designed aircraft
  • An equally important mission is the realistic simulation of opponent aircraft (so called "red-air")
  • It is now possible to design an aircraft to match Advanced Training and Red-Air Mission equally well with the ultimate goal: lowest cost, high-energy and supersonic capability: JANUS concept
  • Full operational capability and lowest cost are achieved with most advanced data-links, systems and structures technology and a new reheat turbofan engine
     
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area

    16:10 Simulation - Transformation or Hype?

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Simulation Technology Developments - Where have we come from and where might we go>
  • Live-synthetic Balance - Do the military really want more simulation?
  • Beyond the Hype - where in the future might there be real technological benefits to the military
     
  • 16:50 Closing Remarks and End of Military Flight Training 2016

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD
    Air Commodore David Bentley

    Air Commodore David Bentley

    Director of Flying Training, Royal Air Force
    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski

    Commander of 2nd Tactical Wing, Polish Air Force

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

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

    Air Commodore David Bentley

    Director of Flying Training, Royal Air Force
    Air Commodore David Bentley

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski

    Commander of 2nd Tactical Wing, Polish Air Force
    Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski

    Captain Bennie Sanchez

    N3 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, US Navy Naval Aviation
    Captain Bennie Sanchez

    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force
    Captain Bjorn Persson

    Colonel Carlton Hasle

    Incoming Commander of MATSG-22, United States Marine Corps
    Colonel Carlton Hasle

    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

    Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
    Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

    Col Lacroix-Leclair Jérôme is by trade a fighter pilot. He joined the French air force in 1993 and graduated from the French Air Force Academy with a master degree in Physics and an engineer diploma. He was awarded his four ship qualification in 2001. Throughout his career, he completed several tours on operations such as in Morocco, Djibouti, Chad and Saudi Arabia. He was the CO of a basic flying squadron and attended the Joint Staff and Command Program in Toronto where he acted as a directing staff for three years thereafter. He is a former Mirage F1, EMB312 “Tucano”/TB10 flight instructor and Alpha Jet flight instructor. He is currently commander of the flying schools command. He is responsible for the whole flying training in the French Air Force from elementary training to advanced training (phase 1 to phase 3).
     

    Colonel Peter Trierweiler

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

    Georges Bridel

    Business Development Director, ALR Aerospace
    Georges Bridel

    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Moores

    Future Aircrew Training, Royal Canadian Airforce
    Lieutenant Colonel Charles Moores

    Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen

    Commander of RNoAF Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen

    Major Frank Jesensek

    CO SVNAF Flight School, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
    Major Frank Jesensek

    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.

    Squadron Leader Nick Goodwyn

    MOD Liaison to CAA, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Nick Goodwyn

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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