November 19 - 21, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio, Live Oak, TX

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Driving Israeli Air Force Mission Success via Innovative Concepts and Technology

Brigadier General Amnon Ein Dar - Head of Air Division, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Defense Force
With a review of current technological interests and ongoing educational efforts that bolster current IAF Pilot capability level, Brigadier General Amnon Ein Dar will share where IAF aims to advance flight training initiatives. 

-IAF investment areas
-Flight training system technologies of interest
-Needs for future flight training needs

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Brigadier General Amnon Ein Dar

Head of Air Division, Israeli Air Force
Israeli Defense Force

The Pilot Training Next Initiative was deliberately set up to allow Airmen to explore a new path to learning and many of the technology solutions developed under the program now are ready to be introduced at varying levels across the Command. The PTN Initiative has gone on to introduce innovation across the Wings over the last year, now the challenge lies with incorporating the data and technology into the training pipeline.

- Technological innovation of interest that bolsters Airmen education earlier in pilot training curriculum
- Understanding and identifying capability gaps of current training education
- Efforts and solutions to curb downloading
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Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Riley

Commander, AETC Detachment 24
Pilot Training Next & Squadron Next

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Delivering Next-Generation Airpower for America via Innovative Training and Education Initiatives

Major General Craig D. Wills - Commander, 19th Air Force
The newly confirmed Commander of the 19th Air Force, Major General Craig Wills, will provide an overview of his and 19th Air Force's efforts to improve operational readiness and tempo of its Airmen via new age training and educational practices. 

-Initiatives to spur operational and 19th Air Force readiness
-Technological innovation of interest 
-Methods to decrease training gaps to bolster Pilot capability advancement

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Major General Craig D. Wills

Commander
19th Air Force

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Driving Innovative Training Measures and Services to Increase RAF Pilot Competencies

Air Commodore James H. Hunter - Director, Flying Training, Royal Air Force
The challenges of developing next-generation flight training systems and processes present a challenge not only to the US Military, but to our International working partners as well. At this session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about Royal Air Force air warfare support requirements across multiple operating domains.
 
- Addressing the changing nature of flight training: necessary next steps to meet next-generation capability
- Defining next-gen RAF training requirements to ensure advanced operational readiness
- Efforts to replace and update existing contracted services
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Air Commodore James H. Hunter

Director, Flying Training
Royal Air Force

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch


The aircrew training community faces both opportunities and challenges driven by rapid changes in technology, training methods, and training demands. This poses a unique challenge for organizations trying to field a new training system now. Customer’s may be tempted or even encouraged to focus on technology, but success is best achieved with a focus on a learning framework that can accept new technology as it evolves. The format will leverage a panel discussion and address topics including:

- A Modern learning framework for aircrew training
- The role of game-based training and other technologies 
- A second look at negative training

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Tom Quelly

Director, Business Development
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

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Steve Tourville

Chief Training Architect
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

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Scott Shrubsole

Business Development Manager
Lockheed Martin Canada

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Improving German Air Force Tactical Training through Innovative Practices and Technology

Colonel Werner Theisen - Commander, German Air Force Tactical Training Command, Sheppard Air Force Base
This session will provide an overview of the German Air Force's Tactical Training Command stationed at Sheppard Air Force base, to include an overview of their educational initiatives increasing GAF operational readiness and mission success rates. 

-Technologies of interest
-Efforts to spur international training collaboration with Sheppard AFB
-Efforts to spur innovation throughout the command: next-generation concepts and solutions 

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Colonel Werner Theisen

Commander, German Air Force Tactical Training Command
Sheppard Air Force Base

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

This panel discussion will provide an ear-to-the-ground review of the challenges and opportunities to spur innovation across the flight training community. With representation from major air training wings and organizations, our invited guests will share in their efforts to spur innovation across their organization’s training competencies, to include a look into emerging technological needs, emerging requirements, and an overview of how the integration of next-generation Air platforms will go on to affect future training competencies even more so.
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Major Kinsley Jordan

Chief of Innovation, 71st Training Wing
Air Education and Training Command

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Major Zach Thuli

Instructor Pilot, 559th Flying Training Squadron
Air Education and Training Command

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Major Steve "Tiger" Briones

Deputy Director of Innovation
19th Air Force, United States Air Force

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Lieutenant Colonel Tracy "Matrix" Schmidt

71 Flying Training Wing OG Innovation
United States Air Force

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Developing Army Aviation Training & Doctrine to Meet the Aviation Combined Arms Training Strategy

Colonel George G. Ferido - Director, Training and Doctrine, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
The US Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the United Sates Army Aviation Branch’s training and development center, with the overall goal of training Military, civilian, and international personnel in leadership skills and integrates aviation warfighting doctrine to meet the requirements of the frontline. This session will detail Army Aviation’s efforts to revamp training and doctrine to bolster the development of next-generation Army Airmen.
 
- Necessary next steps to improve Army Aviation training competencies
- Efforts to leverage virtual reality and simulation technologies
- Initiatives to bolster pilot retention of operational skill sets
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Colonel George G. Ferido

Director, Training and Doctrine
US Army Aviation Center of Excellence

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Preparing Fixed-Wing Crews for Complicated Airlift and Airland Missions

Colonel Deanna Franks - Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing, US Air National Guard, US Air Force
Colonel Franks will provide an overview of the role that the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center plays in in advancing US fixed-wing capabilities through focused and dynamic training practices.
 
-The role of the AATTC in enhancing mobility fixed-wing capabilities through focused and dynamic training practices
-The mission of the AATTC is increasing the warfighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces and allied nations
-Through a Total Force Initiative, AATTC also provides Tactics Analysis, Tactics Development and EW Development
- Providing realistic combat training, mission simulation and hostile environment training to airlift aircrews
 
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Colonel Deanna Franks

Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing
US Air National Guard, US Air Force

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Post Conference Networking