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Military Flight Training Conference - 16/06/2016

Polish Air Force explores advanced training systems and acquisition of M-346 Jet Trainer at MFT 2016

Polish Air Force Commander joins the expert speaker line up for the 6th Military Flight Training Conference in September

SMi's 5th annual Military Flight Training Conference and Exhibition takes place on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016 in Central London. With military briefings from the Royal Air Force, US Air Force, US Navy, France, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa and NATO, this year's event will provide a dedicated focus on synthetic training, pilot instructor training and air power delivery.

As the first of eight M-346 aircraft rolls out for the Polish Air Force, SMi is proud to announce that Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski, Commander of 2nd Tactical Wing, joins the speaker line up on Day 1 of the conference with a presentation on Boosting Air Force Readiness Capability Through Advanced Training Systems. His talk will cover the following points:

  • 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 modernisation and training programmes to optimise Polish international commitments

The conference will also feature speakers from the host nation:

  • Air Commodore (ret’d) Terry Jones, (CHAIRMAN), Former Director Flying Training, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore David Bentley, Director of Flying Training, 22gp, Royal Air Force

And regional expert speakers:

  • Major General Andreas Kraak, Commander of the Deployable Air C2 Centre, NATO
  • Colonel Joseph William De Marco, Chief of Staff, Air University, United States Air Force
  • Captain Bennie Sanchez, N3 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations Naval Air Training, US Navy
  • Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force
  • Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15 Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Lacroix Lecair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen, Commander RNoAF Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson, Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
  • Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force
  • Squadron Leader (Ret’d) Nick Goodwyn, Director, EPT Ltd Aviation Services

Further details including a full line-up and conference agenda is available at

5th Military Flight Training 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK
Sponsored by: CAE

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