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Military Flight Training 2017 - 10/07/2017

Czech Republic and Aero Vodochody to talk about the Aero L-39NG Jet Trainer

Czech Republic Chief of Combat Training to discuss plans, updates, and the Aero L-39NG at SMis’ 6th annual Military Flight Training conference 11-12th October in London, UK.

Working to modernise their training fleet, Czech Air Force has voiced interest in becoming the launch customer for Aero Vodochody L-39NG.* This updated training aviation vehicle has system and avionics upgrades, as well as changes to performance and setup of the cockpit. SMi’s Military Flight Training conference will feature speakers from the Czech Air Force and Aero Vodochody, the developers of the L-39NG Supertrainer.

Czech Air Force, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Colonel Jaroslav Mika will discuss ‘The Czech Air Force Future Training Roadmap’. In his presentation, he will speak to the current training plans and strategies for the Czech Air Force as well as ongoing modernization of the training fleet; Aero L-39NG and GRIPEN aircrafts and their potential roles in the Czech Air Force will also be discussed. Colonel Mika will also give an update on the MATC-2 project for joint regional fast jet pilot training.

Aero Vodochody’s Executive Vice President L-39NG, Marco Venanzetti, will also have a speak at the conference. He will provide an overview of the L-39NG 21st Century Jet Trainer, highlighting Technical Specifications and benefits of the system, prioritising pilot safety, and cost and training efficiency.  Venanzetti’s presentation will also include feedback from users both within and outside of military environments.

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.

Other notable presenters include: Argentinian Air Force, British Army, 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!

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 future training in an era of dwindling budgets and increased deployments.

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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