Military Flight Training USA Conference

  • November 19-21, 2019
  • San Antonio, Live Oak, 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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2019 Speakers

  • Major General Craig D. Wills, Commander, 19th Air Force
  • Major General Patrick J. Doherty, Director, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command
  • Brigadier General Floyd W. Dunstan, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Commander, Colorado Air National Guard
  • Mr. Michael R. Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, International Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force
  • Brigadier General M. Leblanc, MSM, CD, 2nd Canadian Air Division Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Amnon Ein Dar, Head of Air Division, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Defense Force
  • Air Commodore James H. Hunter, Director, Flying Training, Royal Air Force
  • Colonel Gerard Ryan, Chief, LVC-OT, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Marcus L. Varnadore, Project Manager, Integrated Training Environment, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
  • Colonel George G. Ferido, Director, Training and Doctrine, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
  • Colonel Deanna Franks, Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing, US Air National Guard, US Air Force
  • Colonel Werner Theisen, Commander, German Air Force Tactical Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base
  • Captain Steve Hnatt, Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7), Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy
  • Captain Timothy M. Hill, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Riley, Commander, AETC Detachment 24, Pilot Training Next & Squadron Next
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schmidt, Director, Strategic Initiatives, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
  • Captain Spyros Batzios, Hellenic Air Force, Hellenic Air Force Senior National Representative, Hellenic Air Force
  • Wing Commander Neville O'Donnell, Commanding Officer, 76 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Major Michael Rosenquist, Head of Flight Safety and Military Flight Training System PM, Swedish Air Force
  • Major Kinsley Jordan, Chief of Innovation, 71st Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command
  • Major Zach Thuli, Instructor Pilot, 559th Flying Training Squadron, Air Education and Training Command
  • Major Steve "Tiger" Briones, Deputy Director of Innovation, 19th Air Force, United States Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Eric Weber, MBA, ATP, First Officer, Mesa Airlines
  • Scott Nutter, General Manager, Pilot Learning & Development, Delta
  • Tom Quelly, Director, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
  • Scott Shrubsole, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada
  • Steve Tourville, Chief Training Architect, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems
  • Dr. Ulrik Christensen, CEO, Area9 Lyceum

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 30, 2019