Registration now open for SMi’s 5th annual Military Flight Training conference

  • Posted by Yulia Rotar
  • April 26, 2016 9:50 AM BST
SMi Group reports: (26.04.2016, London): The agenda has now been released for SMi’s 5th annual Military Flight Training conference which will take place on the 21st and 22nd September 2016 in London, UK.

Flight Training establishes both basic and advance skills for new and current pilots about to enter front line flying squadrons. Given the rise in complexity of both aircraft and the scenarios they operate in, pilots need to be fully prepared to fly and fight in an effective way. Trainers must also face the challenges of reduced budgets and rising cost to train and equip their young pilots. Therefore, training doctrine and application need to be reimagined to incorporate new training styles as well as advances technologies such as advanced flight simulators. This allows pilots to quickly become accustomed to their specific aircraft and therefore able to complete their missions successfully, all at a reduced cost and greater result.

This year’s meeting will discuss the latest national approaches to training as well as the development of modern technologies to meet current and future complex mission scenarios faced by today’s pilots from fast fighters to multi-engine fixed wing aircraft.
For further information or to register please visit the event website

• 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
• Major General Andreas Kraak, Commander of the Deployable Air C2 Centre, NATO
• Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force
• Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski, Commander 2nd Tactical Wing, Polish Air Force
• Brigadier General Yalinalp, Assistant Chief of Staff Plans, NATO AIRCOM
• 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
• Major Franko Jesenek, CO SVNAF Flight School, Slovenian MOD
• 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
• Squadron Leader (Ret’d) Nick Goodwyn, Director, EPT Ltd Aviation Services

To view all speakers and their topics please visit the event website

Highlights of 2016:
• Training Commanders from some of the leading Air Forces and Flying Branches in the World making this the most focused conference on delivering air power from the air, land or sea
• Military Briefings from the Royal Air Force, US Air Force, US Navy, France, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa and NATO
• Dedicated focus on synthetic training, pilot instructor training and air power delivery
• Real Solutions presented and offered within the Military Flight Training exhibition
• A focus on human factors and their contribution to pilot development

For those interested in attending, there is currently an early bird offer available saving £400 off of the conference price which expires on the 31st of May.

To register, please visit the event website

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, contact Andrew Gibbons on +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 (0) 207 827 6132 or

5th annual Military Flight Training conference
21-22 September 2016
London, UK  
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6156

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