SMis Military Flight Training 2012

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 20, 2012
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SMi is proud to announce its inaugural Military Flight Training symposium to be held in London on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th September 2012.

A new addition to the defence portfolio, this event will build on the success of SMi’s Joint Forces Simulation and Training and Air Mission Planning events to provide an innovative and unique forum for discussion and analysis of Military Flight Training. This event boasts a strong and well-balanced speaker line-up drawn from around the world delivering practical insight and experience of flight training techniques and procedures.

This year’s programme will cover sessions on Human Factors – Performance and Limitations, Tactical Training and Mission Planning, Weapons Training, Nightvision Training, Simulation and Simulators, Jet & Fighter Training, Helicopter Training, instructor Training, Formation Flying and Formation Command. These topics and sessions are designed to provide a thorough and focused overview of the Military Flight Training field and to provoke discussion, debate and analysis during the question and answer sessions following each presentation. Come prepared with the key questions you want answering!

The speaker panel is comprised of experts with current practical experience within the field. They provide cutting insight based on their current activities and programmes as well as what they will be involved with in future and how lessons are being learned and new challenges adapted to.

• Air Marshall Sir Barry Thornton, Managing Director, Ascent & UKMFTS
• Lt Col Robert Persson, Wing Commander Flying, F7 Wing, Swedish Air Force
• Captain Paul Shawcross, Commandant, Defence Helicopter Flying School & Royal Navy
• Lt Col Frits Müller, Staff Land Forces Command, Royal Netherlands Army
• Lt Col Pieter Mink, Staff Land Forces Command, Royal Netherlands Army
• Squadron Leader Adrian Rycroft, OC Human Performance Trg Sqn, RAF Cranwell
• Rudi Woodward, ACTS Program Manager, US Air Force - Langley

Key reasons to attend:
• Hear presentations of practical experiences and challenges faced by key speakers involved in Military Flight Training
• Analyse how different organisations and nations provide flight training – what can be shared and learned between nations
• Discuss the positives and negatives of full mission simulation versus part task training
• Develop your understanding of night vision and night vision goggle training
• Learn the intricacies of jet and fighter training
• Evaluate instructor training and maximisation of performance and growth
• Strategise for air tactics and weapons training
• Understand human factors. How do communications and performance limitation affect training? How are these challenges overcome and learned from?
• Network with key industry professionals

Aircraft Maintenance Training – A 3D Simulation-Based Solution
9.00am – 12.30pm, 18 September 2012
Led by: Richard Marshall, Director Sales, Defence Learning & Simulation, PulseLearning

Serious Gaming Technology Applications for Military Flight Training
1.30pm – 5.30pm, 18 September 2012
Led by: Tim Luft, Director, Serious Games Institute (SGI)

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