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

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Military Flight Training Conference Agenda 2019

Military Flight Training Conference Agenda 2019

Welcome to the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s 5th Annual Military Flight Training conference! The conference is driven by emerging ideas and initiatives from leading stakeholders across the flight training community.

The level of sophistication for current and emerging aircrafts whether they are multi-engine, fixed wing, or rotary are rapidly advancing, requiring an increased focus on flight training initiatives in order to utilize the full potential of these next generation aircrafts.

By guiding flight training initiatives to leverage new technology and innovative education strategies, Commands can effectively reduce the gaps in skills and capabilities from training aircraft to operational aircraft in the most efficient and cost effective way possible.

With an in-depth focus on innovation, critical discussions will take place on balancing live and synthetic training, benefits to VR technology, integration of the T-X aircraft, operational readiness initiatives, 5th Generation aircraft, to include an in-depth view on the emerging training and procurement priorities of our international partners, and much more.

Join IDGA’s Military Flight Training conference for the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, international partners, solutions providers, and subject matter experts a from across the full range of United States and International flight training priorities and future roadmaps.

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

An analysis of the top three contenders for the T-X, the military's latest flight trainer fleet. The 4th Annual Military Flight Training Summit provides a breakdown of these jets just a few weeks before the final announcement of the T-X contract, to be awarded by the AETC.

The Military Pilot Retention Crisis, Part 1

The Military Pilot Retention Crisis, Part 1

As the US Military faces one of the most serious pilot shortages of all time, the issue of retention is at the forefront. Pilots are leaving the force in droves, but the question is why? Part 1 of this two part series breaks down the reasons behind low retention numbers. This topic will be discussed in depth at the 4th Annual Military Flight Training Summit.

Military Pilot Retention: Emerging Stronger in the Face of Challenge

Military Pilot Retention: Emerging Stronger in the Face of Challenge

Retention in the military is always a challenge, but now more than ever. The current numbers leave us at about a 2,000 person shortage, causing many to wonder how the military will remedy this. From new pilot training programs to expanded VRAAD to innovative strategies, there are a multitude of opportunities the Force is exploring to close the gap.

Leveraging Game-Based Technology to Deliver 5th Gen Readiness

Leveraging Game-Based Technology to Deliver 5th Gen Readiness

  • Introducing Prepar3DTM as an open-architecture, all-in-one simulation engine
  • Leveraging Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality to create immersive training environments
  • Building realistic scenarios to support training from initial to advanced

Presentation by Adam R. Breed, Engineering Project Manager, Prepar3D, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Developing a Realistic Threat Environment and Maintaining Pilots Operational Readiness

Developing a Realistic Threat Environment and Maintaining Pilots Operational Readiness

  • Incorporating new training styles and providing the latest in flight simulator technology to deliver pilot training
  • Developing instructional plans for future pilot classes to fly existing and future aircraft
  • Equipping new pilots with the necessary skills for successful operational deployment
  • Circumventing budget shortages through smarter use of resources in pilot training

Presentation by Colonel Gerard Ryan, Chief, LVC-OT, U.S. Air Force

Live Virtual Constructive for Training (LVCT)

Live Virtual Constructive for Training (LVCT)

  • CNO guidance
  • Live, Virtual, Constructive for Training (LVCT)
  • Addressing LVCT Change
  • LVCT Management: Organize for enterprise approach
  • LVC Distributed Operations Center (LVCDOC): Create a technical gap ID and R&D LVC environment

Presentation by Kent Gritton, NAWCTSD

Learning Next: Ensuring Our Competitive Advantage for the Next Fight

Learning Next: Ensuring Our Competitive Advantage for the Next Fight

  • Priorities for innovating trainings
  • Machine learning and AI for next generation pilot training

Presentations by Lt. Col Matthew D. Strohmeyer, Commander, 560th Flying Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force

Adaptive Learning and What's Next

Adaptive Learning and What's Next

  • Basic training to high performance, high reliability environments
  • Adaptive learning has transformational potential for all levels of training where the resulting performance matters
  • Learning engineering for the future needs to advance, the impact will be significant

Presentations by Ulrik Juul Christensen, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Area9 Lyceum

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 
PART 1: USA Market Report 2017-2018

PART 1: USA Market Report 2017-2018

Part 1 of the USA's Market Report on Military Flight Training statistics. This includes fixed-wing training aircraft as well as rotary-wing training air craft. Market overviews, as well as notable key programs and requirements are also featured in this comprehensive report.

PART 2: Global Market Report 2017-2018

PART 2: Global Market Report 2017-2018

Part 2 for the Global Market Report on Military Flight Training statistics is here! This includes fixed-wing training aircraft as well as rotary-wing training air craft for the enitre world including Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and more.