November 19 - 21, 2019
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T-X Integration: Current Challenges, Future Outlook and the Next Generation of Fighter Pilot Training

T-X Integration: Current Challenges, Future Outlook and the Next Generation of Fighter Pilot Training

Air Force mission-capable rates hit have their lowest point in 6 years, down to 69.97% for 2018, representing an 8% decrease from 2012. In laymen’s terms, only 7 out of 10 Air Force planes are able to fly at any given time. Though, that same year, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered the USAF to increase the readiness rates of 3 fighter jets (the F-16, F-22 and F-35) up to 80% by the end of September 2019, the USAF has yet to full overcome many of the factors driving this trend such as poor pilot retention, outdated training methodologies and antiquated equipment. However, with the emergence of the USAF new trainer jet, the T-X, the tide is starting to turn.

In this in-depth report, we take a deep dive into:

  • T-X requirements, operational capabilities, technological advancements & strategic implications
  • How the introduction of the T-X fighter will transform the Air Force's approach to fighter training  by dramatically improving the efficiency and effectiveness of pilot training
  • What's next for the T-X beyond the Advanced Pilot Training (T-X) Program
Advancing Operational Readiness Across the Military Flight Continuum

Advancing Operational Readiness Across the Military Flight Continuum

A conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schmidt, Director, Strategic Initiatives, T-38, Instructor Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training

We sat down with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schmidt to discuss how the USAF is:

  • Maximizing resource availability, task repetition, and familiarization with the flight environment.
  • Embracing the next generation of flight training technologies such as Mixed and Virtual Reality simulators
  • Confronting challenges such as resource availability, equipment maintenance and the limitations of existing solutions 

Future-Proofing Pilot Training & the Impact of the TX Trainer

Future-Proofing Pilot Training & the Impact of the TX Trainer

A conversation with Major Michael Rosenquist, Head of Flight Safety and Military Flight Training System PM, Swedish Air Force.

We sat down with Major Michael Rosenquist to discuss:

  • advancing operational readiness across the military flight continuum
  • transferring knowledge from the "Top Gun" generation of pilots to the next generation of trainees
  • how the introduction of the T-X will transform pilot training on a global scale
  • the latest pilot training solutions