Military Flight Training 2016 Conference

The Military Flight Training Community’s Annual General Meeting For The Discussion Of Military Fixed Wing And Rotary Flight Training Requirements, Capabilities And Technologies

Over its 14 year history Military Flight Training Community’s Annual General Meeting, bringing together over 220 Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of Air Training, Heads of Air Procurement, Operational Trainers and industry executives from across the globe to discuss the challenges and success shaping military flight training for now and the future.

In doing so it provides a rare platform to share lessons learned and best practice in current fixed wing and rotary military flight training requirements, capabilities and programmes, engaging in international collaboration on a very real level with key allies and strengthen the message of cooperation with counterparts across the world.

Military Flight Training is organized with the support and direction of Senior Leaders from across the military and industry sectors of the flight training community. With this in mind, each presentation topic and guest speaker has been specifically selected inline with the priorities and recommendations of the community to ensure it provides attendees with the critical information they need to solve their daily flight training challenges.

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Whats New For 2016?

  • NEW Breakout streams focused on rotary training and red air training and contracted support
  • NEW Training Equipment Acquisition & Program Management Focus Day
  • NEW Innovation Stage providing insight into the latest flight training research and development programs and opportunities across the world
  • NEW Roundtable discussions providing critical engagement on the challenges and solutions found within 5th Generation Fighter Training
  • NEW Exhibition opportunities enabling attendees to have first hand access to the latest synthetic technologies in the market


“The Military Flight Training conference helps me to understand what industry can provide. It helps us to have a dialogue so that the industry knows what the operator thinks is important.”
Brigadier General Scott Vander Hamm, Director Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments, HQ Air Education and Training Command, US Air Force

“Networking with different branches of military aviation here, it’s good to hear where they’re standing, where they’re looking to go, what technology the new world has to offer. It’s good for us to have that roadmap.”
Lieutenant Colonel Osama Elwefati, Libyan Air Force

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Early-confirmed speakers:

  • Lieutenant General Sergei Drozdov, Commander, Ukrainian Air Force
  • Air Marshal Ramesh Rai, Commander, Training Command, Indian Air Force
  • Major General Carlos Bueno Vargas, Commander, Colombian Air Force
  • Major General Rumen Radev, Commander, Bulgarian Air Force
  • Major General Richard Felton, Commander Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD
  • Major General Gunter Katz, Commander Air Force Operational Forces Command, German Air Force
  • Brigadier General Andrew Croft, Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments, Air Education & Training Command, US Air Force
  • Air Commodore AF Kraak, Commander European Aircrew Training Center, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Colonel Or Landwer, Head of Training Department, Israeli Air Force
  • Group Captain Chris Hake, Director Air Training Transition Office (AIR 5428), Royal Australian Air Force
  • Colonel Eric Buer, Commander Marine Aviation and Training Support Group 21, US Marine Corps
  • Colonel Petr Tomanek, Head of Training, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Cezary Wisniewski, Deputy Wing Commander, 4th Training Wing, Polish Air Force
  • Colonel Fabio Antognini, Chief of Staff, Flight Training Unit 31, Swiss Air Force
  • Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Head of Flight Training, Austrian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen, Commander, Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
  • Erikjan Bor, Project Manager, Simulation, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
  • Captain Cliver Wilhelm, Chief of Training, Flight Training Unit 31, Swiss Air Force
  • Air Vice Marshal (Ret) Sean Bell, Senior Advisor, Defence Growth Partnership

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Feb 5, 2016