26th – 28th March 2018
The Hurlingham Club, London

DAY THREE | 28 MARCH

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:30 am IMMERSIVE TRAINING AND HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATION FOR THE FUTURE FORCE

Major General Patrick J. Doherty - Commander, 19th Air Force, U.S. Air Force
·          Developing AI to support learning and select content based on specific strengths and weaknesses of Airmen
·          Achieving efficiency without compromising quality: leveraging COTS to help train better, faster, cheaper
·          Ensuring software compatibility and inter-connectivity of AI and synthetic training devices
·          Mitigating challenges associated with the incompatibility of legacy aircraft and advanced trainers 
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Major General Patrick J. Doherty

Commander, 19th Air Force
U.S. Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am LVC IN MIXED INVENTORIES OF NEW AND LEGACY PLATFORMS

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Blustein - Head of Fighter Exercises Branch, Israeli Air Force
·          Evaluating Adir F-35 pilots’ performance of sorties in advanced simulators
·          Transforming 5th generation pilot training by developing LVC technologies
·          Networking simulators and integrating 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft into combined LVC exercises
·          Building resilience and robustness for operations in an information-dominated battlespace
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Lieutenant Colonel Ben Blustein

Head of Fighter Exercises Branch
Israeli Air Force

10:00 am - 11:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: TRAINING TO OPERATE THE F-35

·          As NATO nations prepare to deploy 5th generation aircraft, how will training requirements change? Will the capabilities of 5th and subsequently 6th generation aircraft denote an augmented focus on synthetic training?
·          How can we ensure seamless pilot transition into 5th generation aircraft? How will the TX programme transform the training syllabus?
·          As the European airspace is becoming increasingly congested, what solutions need to be incorporated to develop a training environment with NATO partners?
·          Given the increasing complexity of electronics on-board, how can we ensure implement common interfaces and open architectures to advance interoperability?
·          80+ weapons systems to interact within training environment – commonality & open architecture, common interfaces
How can we ensure the integration of cyber and space capabilities to build resilience in an information-dominated battlespace?

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

8:00 am - 8:30 am MAXIMISING TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS TO RETAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

Colonel Norbert Chojnacki - Chief of the Air Combat Branch, Polish Air Force Inspectorate
·          Overview of the main priorities and challenges associated with the replacement of TS-11 Iskra jet trainers
·          Reducing the need to fly sorties on far more expensive and complex variants of frontline aircraft through the acquisition of M346 trainer aircraft
·          Enhancing flexibility and operational versatility by integrating embedded synthetic training devices
·          Ensuring effective pilot interactions in real time with a virtual tactical scenario
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Colonel Norbert Chojnacki

Chief of the Air Combat Branch
Polish Air Force Inspectorate

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm MEETING SELECT TRAINING READINESS REQUIREMENTS

Colonel William A. Ryan - Deputy Commander, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
·          Implementing and managing live, virtual, constructive, gaming and mission command efforts that support Institutional Initial Military Training and Professional Military Education
·          Ensuring that simulators safely meet aircrew training task standards when fielded, modified, and sustained
·          Developing doctrine and TTPs to retain high operational readiness of rotary-wing, air traffic control, and unmanned aerial systems
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Colonel William A. Ryan

Deputy Commander
US Army Aviation Center of Excellence

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm ASPECTS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR RECRUITING AND TRAINING FUTURE "GENERATION Z" PILOTS FOR THE INCREASINGLY INFORMATION-DOMINATED BATTLESPACE

Colonel Beat Hedinger - Military Pilot and Chief of SPHAIR Department, Swiss Air Force
Simon Kull - Marketing Lead SPHAIR, Swiss Air Force
·          Recruiting challenge for Generation Z based on actual studies
·          Training Syllabus adaptions to the future generation and operational needs
·          From Pilatus PC-7 via Pilatus PC-21 prop trainers to modern fighter jets
·          The challenge to recruit and train for the information dominated battlespace
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Colonel Beat Hedinger

Military Pilot and Chief of SPHAIR Department
Swiss Air Force

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Simon Kull

Marketing Lead SPHAIR
Swiss Air Force

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING THE ROLE OF GAMING AND AUGMENTED REALITY

·          Introducing AI instructors to ensure that ample learning opportunities are readily available
·          Using AR to create immersive learning experiences that place Airmen into situations where they can experience the full gamut of real-world events specific to desired learning outcomes
·          Assessing the role of spatial cognition trainers in augmenting academic instruction and allowing the trainee to practice visualization skills that mimic in-flight spatial problem-solving situations

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm MODERNISATION OF THE SWEDISH FLIGHT TRAINING SYSTEM TO DETER RUSSIAN AIR SPACE CONTRAVENTION

Major Michael Rosenquist - Head of Flight Safety & MFTS Project Manager, Swedish Air Force
·          Exploring future solutions for a holistic training system covering Phase II-IV
·          Securing SwAF’s long-term 2040+ requirement for military pilot training
·          Designing a state-of-the-art training system to be adaptable to new threat scenarios and operational behaviours
·          Optimising trainer aircraft against ground-based training systems
·          Achieving greater cost-efficiency of training by establishing a building block approach and downloading high-level training tasks into earlier stages of training 
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Major Michael Rosenquist

Head of Flight Safety & MFTS Project Manager
Swedish Air Force

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm IMPROVING TRAINING FOR 5TH GENERATION AIRCRAFT AND UAVs

Lieutenant Colonel Sanghyon Park - Air Attache, South Korean Embassy
·          Overview of the Mitt squadron
·          Enhancing conversion training to prepare pilots to fly F-35 fighter aircraft 
·          Assessing synthetic training requirements for UAV pilots 
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Lieutenant Colonel Sanghyon Park

Air Attache
South Korean Embassy

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE