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NEW DATES: 4th and 5th October 2021 | Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London

SMi are proud to present the 9th annual Military Flight Training conference, taking place in October 2021 in London.

Military Flight Training aims to comprehensively cover the latest developments in fast jet, rotary, and fixed wing training, as well as national approaches to pilot development and technological advances to synthetic and live training programmes.

As new threats create more challenging and dangerous air operations, and NATO-aligned militaries see increasingly higher operational tempos, flight training and preparation must respond to these developments in order to prepare pilots for dynamic operational environments. This conferences provides the perfect opportunity for flight training professionals to gather and share their experiences to ensure that the pilots of the future are ready to fight and win.

Key Topics Include:

  • Fast-jet training
  • Rotary-wing training
  • Fixed-wing training
  • Synthetic and live training
  • Pilot retention and attitrion reduction
  • Immersive technologies for flight training
  • Training platforms

Military Flight Training 2021 is an invaluable opportunity to meet world-leading experts in the field of pilot training. Attend the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class training officers, solution providers and senior military figures from the UK and abroad.

  • Receive unparalleled insight and access into the world's leading pilot training programmes and initiatives.
  • Meet and network with leaders in pilot training from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception.
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading programme managers.
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of synthetic training, retention and training, gaming technology and more.
  • Discover cutting-edge technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability.
     

AATTC, US Air National Guard; Aircontact Group Sweden AB; Army Training And Recruiting Agency; Austrian Air Force; Avidonn Consulting; Babcock Aerospace Ltd; BAE Systems; Brazilian Air Force; CAE; Diamond Aircraft Industries Gmb H; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH; Flight Safety International; Flightsafety; French Air Force; French Embassy in the United Kingdom; GAF Engineering Training Centre; Gelyfan Ltd; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada; High Commission of India; Hungarian Defence Forces; Joint Helicopter Command, Army Air Corps; KF Aero/ SkyAlyne Canada; KF Aerospace; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A.; Luftwaffe ( GAF); Marubeni Corporation; Marubeni Europe plc; NATO AIRCOM; OCCAR-EA; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Republic of Singapore Air Force; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; SAAB Surveillance; Swedish Air Force; Swedish Airforce; The Czech Air Force HQ; Thinke Company Ltd; U.S. Air Force; UAE GHQ; US Air Force Reserve;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force

9:00 Raising Military Aviation Training Standards to Enhance Future RAF Operational Capabilities

Group Captain Paul Cole

Group Captain Paul Cole, Assistant Director Plans, Directorate of Flying Training, Royal Air Force

• Enhancing the RAF’s operational training as it moves towards 5th generation capabilities
• Preparing pilots for operational readiness during international missions
• Overcoming recruitment challenges to ensure the RAF has the necessary human resources for future operations
• Exploring how advanced jet training is utilized to perform the required navigational and formation techniques
• Promoting flight training opportunities amongst cadets

9:40 The Central Flying School: Assuring Excellence in Flying Instruction and Standards of Pure Flying across Defence

Group Captain Martin Higgins

Group Captain Martin Higgins, Commandant Central Flying School, Royal Air Force, Number 22 Group

• An overview of the CFS including its history, its current role and work on flying training R&D.
• How the CFS supports the UK Military Flying Training System.
• Thoughts on the challenges facing the future of military flight training
 

 

10:20 Session Reserved For Sponsor - Leonardo

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , Leonardo

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Royal Canadian Air Force Rotary-Wing Training

Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Guenette

Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Guenette, Commander, 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

• Mission and capabilities of 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron
• Training regimen of the Squadron to maintain mission readiness
• Using synthetic rotary wing training to develop basic helicopter flight training
• Challenges for future flight training with the Royal Canadian Air Force

12:10 Hungarian Air Force Rotary-Wing Flight Training

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt, H145M Squadron Commander, 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Air Force

• An overview of the versatile H145M Helicopter, allowing for multi-mission systems
• Digital advantage and increased operational effectiveness for the Hungarian Air Force
• Training strategies of the 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base
• Case-study: using software to optimise training hours and ensure efficiency

12:50 Session Reserved For Sponsor

13:30 Networking Lunch

14:30 ETAC: Driving Cooperation Through Advanced Airlifting Training

Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez, Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre

  • From 2017 founding, development of IOC and work to deliver advanced tactical airlift training
  • Promoting a European strategic culture through ETAC and work with wider partners such as the AATTC
  • Benefits of technology integration and adoption of new training programmes to support airlift capability development
     
  • 15:10 Multinational Aviation Training Centre: Providing Leading Training to International Aircrew

    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Armed Forces

  • Overview of the MATC and its role in providing multinational training
  • Harmonising and standardising aviation training and education whilst enhancing the quality levels of pilots
  • Improving interoperability and capabilities of participating forces
  • Facilitating the establishment of multinational task forces and their joint deployment to areas of operations led by NATO, the EU or the UN
     
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Panel: Airlift and Transport Aviator Training

    • Specific considerations for fixed wing training and the need for continuous and technologically sophisticated training to match fast-jet training capabilities
    • Simulation: where can simulation further augment airlift training, and what are its limitations?
    • Air Force of the future: how will air lift requirements change and how must we alter training to match this?

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez, Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre

    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Armed Forces

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

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force

    9:00 Inter-European Air Forces Academy: Strengthening Cooperation and Ties with Education

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow, Commander, Inter-European Air Forces Academy, United States Air Force

    • Unique opportunities of multinational training centres
    • Importance of cooperation between nations for enhanced pilot training
    • Professional military education as a method for building complete aviators by preparing them for unknown and unforeseen future challenges

    9:40 Swedish Air Force Military Flight Training System

    Major Michael Rosenquist

    Major Michael Rosenquist, Project Manager Military Flight Training System, Swedish Air Force

  • Latest feedback on the Military Flight Training System project
  • How the MFTS is supporting wider Air Force goals
  • Future outlook for the MFTS
     
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Evaluating Mental Workload Using Psycho-Physiological Measures During Helicopter Training

    Commander Andrea Pingitore

    Commander Andrea Pingitore, Commanding Officer, Experimental Test Pilot, Italian Navy

  • The process: Information Acquisition, Interface Design and Biofeedback
  • Technology in use
  • Specific analysis of a flight training event
  • Comparative analysis of different events
  • 12:10 Enabling the Synthetic Training for Future US Army Pilots

    Colonel Jason Caldwell

    Colonel Jason Caldwell, Director, Directorate of Simulation, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence

    • An overview of the different types of simulations provided by the Directorate of Simulation – Including rotary-wing, air traffic control, and unmanned aerial systems
    • Maintaining mission readiness with regular training schedules for US Army pilots
    • A word on synthetic versus physical pilot training
    • Challenges and opportunities for future pilot training with the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence

    12:50 Session Reserved For Sponsor

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Gaming and Simulation Technology for Flight Training

    Mr Stephen Webley

    Mr Stephen Webley, Lecturer Conflict Studies, Simulation Studies & Applied Psychoanalysis, Staffordshire University

  • Application of gaming to flight training simulation
  • Latest academic research in the field of simulation
  • Inviting physiological responses to augment training experiences
  • 15:10 Progress with Simulated Joint Air Land Training

    Mr Jonny Ormerod

    Mr Jonny Ormerod, Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army and Lead Consultant, BZTG Ltd

  • Developments in use of simulation for Joint Air Land training
  • Enhancements in the simulation of ISTAR assets, weapon target matching and collateral damage
  • Future possibilities for enhanced Joint Air Land training through simulation
  • Lessons learned
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Flight Training Simulation in the 21st Century

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Impact on Military Flight Operations and Training
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre
    Colonel Jason Caldwell

    Colonel Jason Caldwell

    Director, Directorate of Simulation, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Armed Forces
    Commander Andrea Pingitore

    Commander Andrea Pingitore

    Commanding Officer, Experimental Test Pilot, Italian Navy
    Group Captain Martin Higgins

    Group Captain Martin Higgins

    Commandant Central Flying School, Royal Air Force, Number 22 Group
    Group Captain Paul Cole

    Group Captain Paul Cole

    Assistant Director Plans, Directorate of Flying Training, Royal Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow

    Commander, Inter-European Air Forces Academy, United States Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    H145M Squadron Commander, 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Air Force
    Major Michael Rosenquist

    Major Michael Rosenquist

    Project Manager Military Flight Training System, Swedish Air Force

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Former Director Flying Training and Military Flying Instructor, 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Terry Jones

    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Commander, ETAC – European Tactical Airlift Centre
    Colonel Fernando Raimundo Martinez

    Colonel Jason Caldwell

    Director, Directorate of Simulation, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
    Colonel Jason Caldwell

    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Director, Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Karel Valvoda

    Commander Andrea Pingitore

    Commanding Officer, Experimental Test Pilot, Italian Navy
    Commander Andrea Pingitore

    Group Captain Martin Higgins

    Commandant Central Flying School, Royal Air Force, Number 22 Group
    Group Captain Martin Higgins

    Group Captain Paul Cole

    Assistant Director Plans, Directorate of Flying Training, Royal Air Force
    Group Captain Paul Cole

    Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Guenette

    Commander, 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Guenette

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow

    Commander, Inter-European Air Forces Academy, United States Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Cadow

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    H145M Squadron Commander, 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Major Michael Rosenquist

    Project Manager Military Flight Training System, Swedish Air Force
    Major Michael Rosenquist

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Jonny Ormerod

    Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army and Lead Consultant, BZTG Ltd
    Mr Jonny Ormerod

    Mr Stephen Webley

    Lecturer Conflict Studies, Simulation Studies & Applied Psychoanalysis, Staffordshire University
    Mr Stephen Webley

    Senior Representative

    , Leonardo
    Senior Representative

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

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    Past Presentation Michael Rosenqvist Swedish Air Force Flying Training

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    Past Speaker Presentations Erik Rozema-Seaton 426 Transport Training Squadron

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    Past Speaker Presentations Deanna Franks AATTC

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    Past Speaker Presentations Alexander Koell AUSTRIAN ARMED FORCES Aviation and Air Defence School

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    Past Speaker Presentation George Von Harling AFETC

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    Past Speaker Presentations David Max IEAFA

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    Ascent Flight Training

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://ascentflighttraining.com/

    Existing military training had served the UK Armed Forces well for many years, but a drive to reduce costs whilst preparing aircrews for more sophisticated front-line aircraft was a catalyst for change.

    Ascent Flight Training was appointed in 2008 to design and deliver a modern, efficient flying training system by the UK MOD. Created as a joint venture between Lockheed Martin UK and Babcock International, Ascent is responsible within the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) for the training design and training delivery that creates the next generation of aircrew for all three services.

    We work in the UKMFTS partnership alongside DE&S (the MOD procurement agency) Air Command and 22 Group as one team. Through our talented teams of courseware designers and trainers (ground based and in the air), the students gain the knowledge and skills required to perform their operational roles.

    Ascent works with a range of global industry partners and has constructed new infrastructure for classrooms and aircraft hangars at RAF bases, as well as procuring new fixed wing and rotary aircraft, and sourcing ground based simulators and virtual reality (VR) equipment for the UKMFTS programme.



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    Leonardo delivers capability that provides military forces globally with timely information superiority, force protection, situational awareness, command and control, weapon systems management, target tracking, coastal surveillance and network communications. Specialising in systems integration, digitalized architectures, combat & battle management systems and multi-sensors, electro-optical fire control systems and infrared search and track (IRST) systems. The breadth of technical expertise allows for the design and manufacturing of flexible, modular and scalable systems that meet any operational requirement on Land. As lead for the UK’s Icarus programme, Leonardo has developed the Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) Standard and modular systems approach providing the basis upon which future Active Protection System (APS) solutions can be developed, integrated and evolved to meet the operational need. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.

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    ETSA is a Community Interest Company (CIC) comprising Member organisations, Individuals, Government agencies and military end-users, Academia, Media and other Strategic Partners from within the MS&T community. As such, it is owned by the Members and operates for the benefit of the Members and the Modelling, Simulation and Training Communities in general. ETSA represents the European training and simulation community. It provides a non-partisan environment for government bodies, academia, users and suppliers within Europe to network, exchange opportunities, ideas, information and strategies on education, training and simulation technology and methodology.

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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.

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    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.

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