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Military Flight Training 2017 - 03/07/2017

Royal, French, and Norwegian Air Forces Talk About the Future of Military Flying

Senior European military flight experts to talk about challenges and plans for training.

The UK, France, and Norway are actively procuring military aircrafts and are working to improve their military training strategies. Leaders from these respective Air Forces will speak at SMi’s 6th annual Military Flight Training conference will be held on 11-12th October 2017.

Royal Air Force, UK Military Flying Training System Requirements Manager (Fixed Wing) & Hawk T2 A2 (CFS) QFI, Squadron Leader Tim Davies will discuss UKMFTS and updates from Grob 120TP, Beechcraft T-6C Texan II, Embraer Phenom 100, and steps for the future. Squadron Leader Davies will focus on systems and weapons on the Hawk T2 as well as requirements for training, support, and infrastructure.

French Air Force, Commander Flying School Command, Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair will be speaking on the FOMEDEC training project including material and a facility with simulations, mission planning, debriefing equipment, and delivery of through-life support for the aircraft fleet. Current challenges and training endeavours will be discussed as well as training future military pilots who will transfer to the [Dassault] Alpha Jet prior to their conversion on to the Dassault Rafale.

Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), Commander Flight Training School, Colonel Dag Simastuen will talk about how the Norwegian Air Force is optimising pilots for the 5th generation of military training aircrafts. Colonel Simastuen will discuss the RNoAF’s perspective on the Boeing-Saab TX programme and integration in training units and ways for defence industries to present military flight training solutions to the RNoAF. Cooperation with Nordic partners for successful fast jet pilot integration, leveraging synthetic technologies to maximise the pilot learning experience, and focusing on developing skills and technology for operations in the Arctic are other topics to be addressed in this presentation.

Notable presenters include: Aero Vodochody, Argentinian Air Force, British Army, Czech Air Force, European Defence Agency, European Personnel Recovery Centre, French Air Force, Italian Navy, RAF Valley, Royal Air Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, South African Air Force, Spanish Air Force, Thinke Company Ltd, UK MOD and more….

The 2-day conference will provide the latest pilot training strategies and developments from the likes of: Argentina, South Africa, France, UK RAF, Norway and Italy. There will also be a dedicated focus on synthetic and live pilot training for fast jet, fixed wings and rotary platforms.

A half-day pre-conference workshop will be held in the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK on Tuesday 10th October, 2017. This Military flight training workshop, led by Major (Retd.) Peter Dean, Senior Advisor/Director, St Andrew’s Aviation, will explore the challenges facing military flying training organisations as they align more closely with Civil Aviation regulations and look to the future training in an era of dwindling budgets and increased deployments.

Attend Military Flight Training 2017 to network with decision makers responsible for developing the next generation of training systems and platforms as well as meet leading suppliers and companies that are solving tomorrows flight training challenges.

For those who are looking to attend, there is a £100 early bird offer available online ending on the 31st August 2017.

Further information is available at online at:

Military Flight Training 2017
11th-12th October 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

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