CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM HOST NATION OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM DELIVER, DEVELOP AND ASSURE EXCELLENCE IN AIRCREW INSTRUCTION FOR DEFENCE

· Overview of the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors
· The world’s oldest-established flying school: currently training Pilot Navigation instructors (QPNI), Navigator Instructors (QNI), Helicopter Navigator Instructors (QHNI), Helicopter Crewman Instructors (QHCI), Air Engineer Instructors (QEI), Air Electronics Instructors (QAEI) and Weapons Instructors (QWI).
· Guaranteeing the quality of new pilots by investing in training of our own instructors

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM THE ROLE OF THE ACC IN TRAINING A COMBAT-READY FORCE INTENDED FOR RAPID DEPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT

· Managing the operational planning, training and command and controlling functions to deploy and employ regular and reserve component combat air forces, including more than 1,900 aircraft, in support of U.S. security objectives
· Air Combat Command’s perspective on training for contested and degraded environments, LVC and red air deficiency
· Achieving combat readiness through operational training for austere environments

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM EXAMINING THE RAAF’S PILOT TRAINING SYSTEM FACILITIES PROJECT - AIR 5428 PHASE 1 & AUSTRALIAN COMBAT TRAINING CAPABILITY

  • Overview and current achievements of the project
• Upgrades to RAAF base facilities in preparation for the upgrade of the PC-9 to the PC-21 for the PTS by early 2019
• What are the timelines for project completion and what increased capability will the modernisation deliver?

11:50 AM - 12:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: ACHIEVING INTEROPERABLE AND INTEGRATED LVC

· How can LVC be integrated to help air forces train in a coalition environment?
· How can LVC be delivered in mixed inventories of new and legacy platforms?
How can LVC be delivered in training syllabus in both the national and international context?

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

12:45 PM - 1:25 PM INTRODUCTION OF THE LUFTWAFFE WEAPON SCHOOL

• Responsibilities of the 73rd Tactical Wing which includes general air defence as well as training for the Eurofighter Typhoon
• Contributing to the successful implementation of Bundeswehr operations worldwide
• Lessons learned from downloading weapon instructor course missions into the simulator

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: USING RED AIR TO DELIVER COMBAT READY MANPOWER FOR OPERATIONS IN CONTESTED AND DEGRADED ENVIRONMENTS

• What does the future contested operating environment look like?
• Do currently available aggressor aircraft provide a satisfactory simulation of adversarial capability?
• What adversarial capabilities do aggressor aircraft need to simulate as a minimum?
• Is there a clear role that outsourced aggressor training can play in meeting overall training and proficiency objectives?

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AFTERNOON TEA & NETOWORKING

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM SWEDEN’S MILITARY FLIGHT TRAINING SYSTEM MODERNISATION PROJECT AND IT’S PEDAGOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

• MFTS current status, challenges, priorities and achievements
• Examining the current academic syllabus implemented in the Swedish Air Force, designed to graduate pilots on time, with the required skillset and at lowest cost
possible
• What are the human factors being considered by the MFTS programme

4:10 PM - 4:50 PM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT PILOTS

• Brief overview of Royal Air Force (RAF) Central Flying School (CFS) and RAF flying training pipelines.
• Overview of empirical research on the effects of psychological pressure on emotions, attentional control and performance
• Overview of previous research on psychological skills training. Also, overview of previous CFS aircrew performance coaching programme
• State-of-play CFS plans for psychological training during elementary flight training

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

8:00 AM - AM MILITARY SPEAKERS DINNER