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2018 Preliminary Event Guide

Military Flight Training USA brings together an audience comprised of 100+ Policy Makers, Chiefs of Staff, Operational Commanders, Heads of Acquisition, Training Program Managers, Instructors and Industry Executives from the U.S. and international partners shaping pilot training. Learn more in ou ...

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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.

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 o ...

Past Attendee List

Review this list of attendees and organizations from previous our Military Flight Training event!

The US Navy’s 5th Generation Training Priorities & The F35’s Role

In this interview, Rear Admiral Roy Kelley, incomingDirector, USN F-35C Fleet Integration Office discusses Navy's approach to F-35Ctraining, including current simulation method, possible adaptations in futuretraining systems,  and his perspective onimproving the training ...

Content Package The F-35's Role & 12 Current Gaps

This package includes an interview with Rear Admiral Roy Kelley, incoming Director, USN F-35C Fleet Integration Office discusses Navy's approach to F-35C training, including current simulation method, possible adaptations in future training systems. And Major General Scott A. Vander Hamm, Assista ...

Military Flight Training USA Sponsorship Prospectus

Featuring: Event Overview Who You Will Meet Onsite as a Sponsor Target Solutions Providers Sponsorship Benefits Sponsorship Opportunities How You Can Get Involved Today ...and more!If you prefer to receive a copy via emai ...

Q&A: Changing the Training Paradigm to Maximize Readiness

Colonel Bradley M. Crites, Commander,Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation"Colonel Bradley M. “Critter” Crites is commander of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation (AFAMS), which is the lead agent for centralized management of Air Force crossf ...

U.S. Navy Live, Virtual, Constructive Training for Naval Flight Officers

Commander Mehdi "Metro" Akacem, Executive Officer, VT-86 Sabrehawks, US Navy presents on Future Considerations:What can, what should and what do you do in an LVC environment?Challenges to providing integrated LVC environmentsDetermining the mission sets LVC can train ...

Preparing Rotary Wing Pilots for In-Theatre Challenges Through Maximising Training Capabilities

Colonel Kelly Hines Commander 110th Aviation Brigade, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, discusses the Aviation Brigade 110th Aviation Brigade Commander’s Vision, and goals for training the world’s best combat aviators.

Military Flight Training Market Report 2016 - 2017

The annual Defence IQ Military Flight Training Market Report covers international inventories of fast-jet and helicopter trainers, key national requirements and an overview of the health of the global flight training market, with insight into those working in this field in both an operational and bu ...

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Convince Your Boss Letter

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Top Gun 2 and the future of military recruitment

Recruitment numbers are low across not only military pilots but the military as a whole. The question is not only why this is the case, but how to fix it? This article addresses different methods to combat low recruitment numbers, and also elements contributing to them. The 4th Annual Military...

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 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. 

The Future of Pilot Training

Maj Gen James Hecker of the Nineteenth Air Force, presents on the Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) Production Requirements, Current UPT Model, Challenges, Generalized vs Specialized UPT, and the UPT Way Ahead. Also the RPA Training (URT) Production Requirements, Current URT Model, Challenges, and the RPA Way Ahead.

US Air Force Flight Training: Major General Mike Keltz

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz is Commander, 19th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio–Randolph, Texas, which trains more than 30,000 U.S. and allied students annually. The training ranges from entry-level undergraduate flying training through advanced combat crew training, and ultimately provides fully qualified aircrew personnel to the warfighting commands.

The Global Military Simulation and Virtual Training Market 2015-2025

The Global Military Simulation and Virtual Training Market 2015–2025 report offers the reader detailed analysis of the global military simulation market through 2025, alongside potential market opportunities to enter the industry, using detailed market size forecasts.

BAE Systems: Training Solutions for the Modern Aviator

The British-made Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer currently provides pilot training for 21 of the world's air forces. Archie Neill, business development director for BAE's defence information, training and services unit, takes Defence IQ through the benefits the company's solutions provide during the annual Military Flight Training conference (London, UK).

USMC Unmanned Training: “Challenges are good – they allow us to train to a higher level”

Major Brad Green is the UAS Specialist at the US Marine Corps MAWTS-1 (Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One), tasked with providing standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications and assistance in the development and employment of Marine aviation weapons and tactics. Major Green walks us...

Military Flight Training 2017 - Top Ten Reasons to Attend

Need a reason to attend the 2018 Military Flight Training event? We have 10 from last year! Check out the top ten reasons people attended the 2017 event, as well as some attendee thoughts!

RCAF’s Future Pilot Training and Simulation Strategies

Gain insights into the RCAF’s Future Pilot Training and Simulation Strategies with Brigadier General Michel Lalumière, Director Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force.

U.S. Armed Forces Flight Training Requirements

An essential aspect of the Armed Forces, military flight training includes everything from basic airmanship, bespoke mission skill sets, specialism on operational aircraft and operational readiness. The Military Flight Training 2017 Team has gathered together critical requirements for the following ProgramsU.S. Red AirTH-57Live Virtual ConstructiveU.S. Army Aviation Mission ReadinessInternational Requirments