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Interviews from Military Flight Training 2012
Canadian outlook on military aviation training
Colonel Paul Goddard, Director of Air Force Training for the Royal Canadian Air Force, explains the trends and future scope for pilot education, and runs us through the Air Force’s step-by-step system from training grounds to operational missions. He also discusses how Canada has been one of the leading nations in taking a long-term industry partnership approach to military flight training. Watch the interview to educate yourself on Canadian requirements in under 10 minutes!
Pakistan Air Force tackling the challenges of transition
Defence IQ interviews Air Vice Marshal Sohail Aman, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training) for the Pakistan Air Force. He recaps on his key presentation points, focusing on the transformation that his military is undergoing and how pilot training must remain compatible with fifth-generation aircraft. What is Pakistan’s direction for the coming months and years? Find out here!
French Army Seeking Talks on Joint Air Training
Lieutenant Colonel Eric Merck is Head of Aviation Simulation and Doctrine for the French Army. His priority is rotary-wing simulation and, more importantly, keeping the technology available to French forces as flexible and as interoperable as possible, as processes continue to be streamlined for cost-effectiveness. LTC Merck has seen some interesting developments in the aviation instruction field recently…watch the interview to understand his hopes and concerns for a common training approach.
Boeing discusses ‘Live, Virtual, Constructive’ Project
In our second exclusive look into the flight training innovations of Boeing, Rob Lechner, Research & Technology chief engineer of Training Research discusses the company’s ‘live, virtual, constructive’ project and its applications as a cost-effective, innovative military flight training tool. Lechner will be hosting a pre-conference presentation on the subject on March 11th.
Advanced Learning: Boeing explains the finer points
Defence IQ will be welcoming to this year’s conference Mr. Matt Mayer, Boeing’s director of Air Force Programs for the Training Systems and Government Services division of Boeing Global Services & Support. Matt joins us on the line before the event to provide the perfect overview on Advanced Learning ahead of the event.
USMC Unmanned Training: “Challenges are good – they allow us to train to a higher level”
Major Brad Green is the UAS Specialist at the US Marine Corps MAWTS-1 (Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One), tasked with providing standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications and assistance in the development and employment of Marine aviation weapons and tactics. Major Green walks us through the recent movements of the squadron, how unmanned systems play their part among other units, and just what exactly needs to be overcome – including air space allocation, government funding, and time itself.
Allied Wings for an allied approach to training
George Adamson is Business Development Manager at Allied Wings, which provides military flight training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force under a 22 year contract. With a fleet of 40 fixed & rotary wing aircraft and 3 flight simulators, and an experienced support and maintenance team, George walks us through the solutions available at the Manitoba site, and explains why he has continued to attend the MFT event on an almost annual basis for the past ten years.
Panel Interview: Simulation and Training in the Air Part One
Panel Interview: Simulation and Training in the Air Part Two
September 2011, Defence IQ
What are the advantages and disadvantages of simulation training for fight pilots? In this panel session led by Wing Commander Chris Pitt (Ret’d) the panel discuss issues surrounding simulated training including the costs and the advantages that new technology brings.
How is the UK MoD training their helicopter pilots?
September 2011, Defence IQ
Major Dan McBride, from the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) for the UK MoD talks to Defence IQ on how investment into simulation and training for helicopter pilots is a key aspect for the UK forces moving forward.
How is the US Air Force utilising simulation in training?
September 2011, Defence IQ
Travis Osborne, Chief of the Training Technology Requirements Branch, Directorate of Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments, Air Education & Training Command, Airforce General Staff for USAF talks to Defence IQ on the US plans for simulation and training for their fighter pilots.
Interview: Major General Kaluzinski outlines Poland’s jet trainer requirements
Defence IQ recently caught up with the Polish Air Force Deputy Commander & Chief of Training, Major General Slawomir Kaluzinski… Read the full interview here.
Interview: Col VanDusen, T-X program manager
Read this Defence IQ interview with Col VanDusen to find out more about the T-X program and what the USAF hopes to achieve with it
Military Training & Simulation Market Spreads its Wings
Frost and Sullivan Aerospace analysts Alix Leboulanger and Dominik Kimla explore the current market for virtual and simulated defence air training systems. Find out where the development is expected over the coming ten years for commercial opportunity and investment in this field.
U.S. DoD Flight Simulator Law Passes
The National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310), including an amendment requiring the Department of Defense (DoD) to research a new type of flight simulator that could result in significant savings, has passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
UK MoD releases request for trainer aircraft proposals
British forces are expected to make a decision on replacing the Embraer Short Tucano T1 as the standard trainer aircraft for the Military Flying Training System (MFTS) by 2015, according to a release from industry partner Ascent…
Interview: Air Commodore Jones, RAF
USAF to address newly released draft of T-X programme KPPs
U.S. Air Force T-X Programme Manager, Colonel Dale Van Dusen, is set to speak in March at the Military Flight Training 2013 event in London to discuss the requirement and meet with industry providers ahead of a formal request for proposals for the future advanced trainer platform…
Serious flight training error is a transnational problem
As the past few weeks have demonstrated, the frequency with which military flight training exercises end in crashes or collisions – often leading to serious injury or fatality – is high enough to review the methodology and precautions that both trainers and trainees are prepared with before taking to the air, and ideally, sharing those experiences with other international services…
Asian Trainer Aircraft: Update
An air force is only as good as its pilots and training them is a vital part of ensuring combat effectiveness. That is why trainer aircraft are an integral part of any air force, but they can also be used for light attack and surveillance duties – an important consideration for budget-conscious countries. Guy Martin reports for Defence Review Asia. To subscribe to the digital magazine at www.defencereviewasia.com.
Train as we fight, fight as we train
One of the first French pilots to deploy over Libya last year emphasises better TTPs and joint training to prepare for other “unexpected” operations.
Flying high down under: Australian university unveils military flight training tech
Defence IQ interviews Professor Saeid Nahavandi, Director of the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), based at Australia’s Deakin University. He explains how the Centre is developing advanced technologies for military flight training and simulation purposes, including its latest technological marvel: the Haptically Enabled Universal Motion Simulator (UMS).
Flight simulator industry emphasising lower-cost solutions
As F-35 operators make do with simulation training as they continue to wait for the platform to get off the ground, the industry is also seeing an increase in demand for low-cost solutions that are mission-focused. Here, Defence IQ explores today’s buzz in the world of modelling and simulation, as we hear from both provider and pilot.
Better training could allow us to do 20% more says Royal Danish Air Force
Despite its emphasis on the latest SOF developments, Denmark, like most nations, is now operating on a reduced budget, and sustaining helicopter operations is a constant challenge. Lt Col Steen Ulrich provides successful recent case studies in which training and coordination have proven the deciding factors, and explains why financial limitations may actually work to our benefit.
Alenia Aermacchi: One Team, One Name, Many Skies
Military Flight Training 2013 is proud to have Alenia Aermacchi sponsoring this year’s event. This video overview provides a look into how the company designs, builds, certifies and supports both defence and commercial aircraft and systems. Get to know the facets of the business before meeting representatives in person at the conference in March.
Alenia Aermacchi: M-346 European Advanced Trainer
Now on its way to be in direct competition for the U.S. Air Force T-X Programme and having been in use across worldwide militaries from Italy to Israel and Singapore, the M-346 is proving to be one of the leading physical platforms of the 21st Century on which to train tomorrow’s fighter pilots. Find out more about the M-346 by meeting with Alenia Aermacchi representatives at this year’s Military Flight Training conference.
Afghan Air Force: Training the First Generation for Airborne COIN
Last year at Defence IQ’s Airborne COIN conference, we sat down with USAF’s Brig. Gen. David Allvin, Commanding General of the NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan, and discussed the issues relating to the difficult task of educating a new Afghan Air Force. He explains the challenges, from relating accurate lessons to non-English speaking officers, screening new recruits as first-time pilots, and strategising for the platforms being used in this endeavour.