Military Flight Training USA Conference

  • December 5-7, 2018
  • San Antonio, TX, United States

MFT USA is back and proud to be bringing together a community of 100+ Training Program Managers, Instructors, Industry and Academy Experts and Executives as we discuss challenges at the forefront of pilot training. Driven by modernization and innovation this year's topics, themes speakers and attendees will be aligned to key priorities, recommendations and requests from US and international stakeholders in the community.

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Critical Discussions will take place on:

  • Pilot retention and overcoming the pilot shortage
  • Defining the right balance between live and synthetic training
  • Integrating emerging technology and VR to enhance pilot capabilities
  • Cost effective training and addressing the challenges of downloading and offloading
  • Developing the skills for our Next Generation of Fighter, Rotary and RPA pilots


Core Themes

  • Innovation In Training In Fifth-Generation Aircraft through revolutionary F-35 and F-22 training systems, polices, plans and practices
  • Innovation In Pilot Training through extensive downloading and offloading across the training program combined with the establishment of an LVC roadmap
  • Innovation in Rotary & Multi Engine Training through cost effective training systems created by advanced simulation fidelity, skills based training and operational training and mission readiness

Top 10 Reasons to Attend

  1. Engage with 150 key decision makers across the US DoD, Air Force, Navy, Army and Marine Corps
  2. Hear the latest news from T-X Program decision makers one month before the final RFP release
  3. Debate innovative 5th Generation Training plans and programs to prepare for the F-35
  4. Review the latest updates on the US Navy's TH-57 replacement procurement
  5. Solve the challenges facing LVC and Distributed Mission Operations to deliver cost effective training systems
  6. Key insight into downloading potentials and practices across the training system
  7. Unearth innovation ground base offloading practices to reduce training cost
  8. Maximize system and immersion fidelity in flight simulation to open up increased offloading opportunities
  9. Discover the latest opportunities for training service providers across the US Armed Forces
  10. Engage with F-35 partner nations on their training plans and policies to position yourself for international markets

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  • Major General Patrick J. Doherty, Commander, 19th Air Force, U.S. Air Force
  • Major General Scott Pleus, Director of Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Air Combat Command U.S. Air Force
  • Ulrik Juul Christensen, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Area 9 Lyceum
  • Brigadier General Jim Sears, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Gerard Ryan, Chief, LVC-OT, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Russell Driggers, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, U.S. Air Force
  • Captain Steve Hnatt, Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7), Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy
  • Lt Col Paul 'Slew' Vicars, Lead for Pilot Training Next, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Chad Chasteen, Commander, 110th Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
  • Lt. Col Chris Goossens, Senior National Representative, Belgium
  • Steve Lyon, Advanced Pilot Trainer (T-X) Requirements Manager, Air Education Training Command
  • Lt. Col Eric Bissonette, Commander, 558 Flying Training Squadron, US Air Force
  • Graham Williford, APT (T-X) Test Director, U.S. Air Force
  • Dr. (LT) Mike Natali, Aviation Experimental Psychologist, U.S. Navy
  • Captain Nicholas Mungas, Commodore Training Air Wing 1, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), U.S. Navy

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 16, 2018