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PRE CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY: 28TH MARCH 2017

PRE CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY A: TRAINING & SIMULATION FOR THE 5TH GENERATION FIGHTER

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

Chairman’s Opening Address

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Chairman’s Opening Address

Exploring the US Navy's Future Pilot Training and Simulation Strategies

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Exploring the US Navy's Future Pilot Training and Simulation Strategies

Dr. Thomas Sheppard, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Training, CNATRA, US Navy
· Optimizing the means by which USN personnel achieve and maintain mission readiness
· Fully exploiting advances in both technology and training methodologies for basic and advance flying training
· Characteristics of future training

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Dr. Thomas Sheppard

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Training, CNATRA
US Navy

The RAF’s Training Plans, Priorities and Preparations For the F-35

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM The RAF’s Training Plans, Priorities and Preparations For the F-35

· Developing CONOPS to ensure the RAF’s F-35 training plans are fit for purpose
· The importance of allied partner testing to ensure that operators make the most of the F-35
· Utilizing international training exercises and synthetic environments to solve the airspace limitations in the UK
· How the UK plans to achieve a 50/50 Live vs synthetic training split?
· Utilizing modern/cutting-edge technology to maximize training efficiency and effectiveness

Outlining The Current And Future Simulation & Synthetic Training Challenges For 5th Generation Fighters

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Outlining The Current And Future Simulation & Synthetic Training Challenges For 5th Generation Fighters

Amit Avitan, Head of Flight Training,, Israeli Air Force
· With the cost of 5th generation flight time the most expensive ever, is there a drive for increased simulation exposure?
· Are existing simulation capabilities providing a the required level of fidelity for 5th Generation Aircraft
· Enhancing physiological readiness through effective G-force training to align to the physical demands of 5th Generation operations

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Amit Avitan

Head of Flight Training,
Israeli Air Force

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Pilot Selection Priorities For 5th Generation Aircraft: Generating An Effective Selection & Screening Process

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Pilot Selection Priorities For 5th Generation Aircraft: Generating An Effective Selection & Screening Process

David Drichta, Chief, Undergraduate Flying Training Division , US Air Force
· Defining the pilot capabilities and characteristics required for 5th Generation aircraft. Are these being effectively delivered currently?
· Are the pilot characteristics drastically different from 4th Generation needs? Is a mass overhaul required or small tweaks?
· What needs to be evolved in flight screening to decrease wash-out
· Mentality shift from candidate selection vs de-selection and visa versa
· Selection profiling
o Which areas will someone struggle
o Identify areas of risk
o In-depth character profiling
· Should pilot selection be internal or outsourced?
· What are the impacts on washout rates?

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David Drichta

Chief, Undergraduate Flying Training Division
US Air Force

5th Generation Fight Training Strategies and Feedback From the Royal Norwegian Air Force

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 5th Generation Fight Training Strategies and Feedback From the Royal Norwegian Air Force

Dag Simastuen, Commander , Royal Norwegian Air Force
· Current training plans and strategies
· The projected impact of the F-35 on current training systems and capabilities
· Review of training feedback

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Dag Simastuen

Commander
Royal Norwegian Air Force

F-35 Operators Panel Discussion: Are Current F-35 training programs Actually Delivering the required Operational Results

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM F-35 Operators Panel Discussion: Are Current F-35 training programs Actually Delivering the required Operational Results

Amit Avitan, Head of Flight Training,, Israeli Air Force David Drichta, Chief, Undergraduate Flying Training Division , US Air Force Dag Simastuen, Commander , Royal Norwegian Air Force Dr. Thomas Sheppard, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Training, CNATRA, US Navy
· Providing a training assessment feedback loop to determine the current gaps in F-35 training
· What evolutions need to be made in simulation to provide an accurate operational level of fidelity
· With the F-35’s increased air battle management role. How does training need to be shifted to training pilots effectively for this role
· Is the current training process working? Where are adjustments needed?

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Amit Avitan

Head of Flight Training,
Israeli Air Force
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David Drichta

Chief, Undergraduate Flying Training Division
US Air Force
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Dag Simastuen

Commander
Royal Norwegian Air Force
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Dr. Thomas Sheppard

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Training, CNATRA
US Navy

Chairman’s Closing Remarks

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks

END OF FOCUS DAY & LUNCH

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM END OF FOCUS DAY & LUNCH

PRE CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY B: LIVE VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTIVE FOCUS DAY

REGISTRATION & LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM REGISTRATION & LUNCH

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Chairman’s Opening Address

Building the Synthetic Highway: Overcoming Advanced Pilot Training Efficiency and Effectiveness Challenges Through LVC

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Building the Synthetic Highway: Overcoming Advanced Pilot Training Efficiency and Effectiveness Challenges Through LVC

Stephan Lyon, Flying Training Lead Integrator, US Air Force
· Where does LVC sit in the USAF’s future plans and policy?
· Enabling industry to meet APT needs through defining a clear LVC role and requirement
· Importance of domestic and international mil-ind partnerships and strategy to truly define LVC and the future of the synthetic environment
· Introduction to the MFT LVC Steering Group initiative

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Stephan Lyon

Flying Training Lead Integrator
US Air Force

Establishing Plans, Policy and Doctrine To Determine If LVC Is The Answer To Cost Effective Flight Training

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Establishing Plans, Policy and Doctrine To Determine If LVC Is The Answer To Cost Effective Flight Training

Dariusz Malinowski, Commander of the 2nd Tactical Wing,, Polish Air Force
· What can, what should and what do you do in an LVC environment?
· Determining the mission sets LVC can train for
· Evaluating LVC and the mind shift changes required advance LVC from concept to capability
· Defining LVC plans and policy alongside wider Air Force priorities
· How might training and operational commands utilize LVC in tandem
· Is there room for coalition LVC training?

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Dariusz Malinowski

Commander of the 2nd Tactical Wing,
Polish Air Force

Solving Live, Virtual, Constructive Challenges To Progress Training Standards For Rotary

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Solving Live, Virtual, Constructive Challenges To Progress Training Standards For Rotary

Uwe Klein, Director, Army Aviation, German Army
  • Challenges faced ensuring integration and interoperability across the 3 environments
  • Embedding distributed training functionality within flight hardware
  • Maximising data links and cyber security capabilities to remove some LVC concerns
  • Network and integration challenges with cross command and coalition LVC training

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Uwe Klein

Director, Army Aviation
German Army

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

Outlining Realistic LVC Requirements To Define What Role LVC will What Do Realistic LVC Requirements Look Like?

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Outlining Realistic LVC Requirements To Define What Role LVC will What Do Realistic LVC Requirements Look Like?

Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
· At what points should LVC be integrated into training?
· Basic
· Advanced
· Across the board
· How much LVC is required at each point? What is the desired mix?
· Overcoming the retrofitting challenges necessary to accommodate new architecture and hardware

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Jerome Lacroix Leclair

Commander Flying Schools Command
French Air Force

Panel Discussion: Is A Perfect Live/Synthetic Balance A Realistic Possibility?

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Panel Discussion: Is A Perfect Live/Synthetic Balance A Realistic Possibility?

Dariusz Malinowski, Commander of the 2nd Tactical Wing,, Polish Air Force Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force Stephan Lyon, Flying Training Lead Integrator, US Air Force
· With everyone acknowledging the challenges faced with LVC and the live/synthetic balance, what are the next steps the community needs to take
· Is LVC the answer and if so, how is it being written into future requirements?
· LVC sounds like a great idea but will it legitimately solve the challenges currently found with cost effective flight training
· Reports from recent studies

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Dariusz Malinowski

Commander of the 2nd Tactical Wing,
Polish Air Force
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Jerome Lacroix Leclair

Commander Flying Schools Command
French Air Force
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Stephan Lyon

Flying Training Lead Integrator
US Air Force

Chairman’s Closing Address

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Chairman’s Closing Address

END OF FOCUS DAY

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM END OF FOCUS DAY