MFT welcomes over 250 military and industry attendees this March

In its eighteen year the Military Flight Training conference has grown to now welcome over 250 military and industry attendees from over 40 nations for the 3-day conference, returning on the 26-28 March 2019. This year MFT will introduce new focus topics that will be covering the most pressing challenges of current and future operating environments, breaking the mould as we discuss delivering the next generation air force. Find out more in the 2019 agenda here.

This year, new topics will include:            

  • A Renewed focus on LVC integration
  • Innovation of ground based training sysetms and threat emulations
  • Focus on training for 5th generation aircraft
  • Dedicated sessions for VR/ AR and gaming discussions
  • Fresh look at the role of light attack aircraft

We will also be hosting senior officers, who will be discussing the future of flight training, including:

  • Lieutenant General Alejandro Gabriel Amorós, General Director for Plans, Programmes and Budgets, Argentine Air Force
  • Air Vice Marshal Warren James, Air Officer Commanding 22 Group, Royal Air Force
  • Major General Kevin A. Huyck, Director of Operations, US Air Combat Command
  • Major General Patrick J. Doherty, Commander 19th Air Force, US Air Force
  • Major General Ľubomír Svoboda, Commander, Slovak Air Force
  • Major General Dato Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan, Air Education and Training Commander, Royal Malaysian Air Force

Across three days we will be hosting over 40 in-depth sessions that will be tackling the challenges of training for contested and degraded environments, delivering LVC in mixed inventories of new and legacy platforms, solving red air deficiency, understanding how LVC interoperability will be delivered, rotary training, recruitment & retention, operational conversion training and crew resource management. Here are some details of these key discussions and where to find them below:

    26 MARCH – 14:30

Commanders’ panel discussion: Upgrading flying training to retain air superiority in the future operating environment. This session will discussing modernisation requirements, and optimization of their flight training system to prepare Airmen for COIN and high-end combat scenarios. The panelists will also be addressing cost-effective live training, high-fidelity simulation, and multinational cooperation to achieve pooling and sharing of resources.

    27 MARCH – 18:00

Panel discussion: LVC training for the modern warfighter. This panel seeks to identify ways to enhance inter-connectivity and overcome challenges of incorporating LVC in mixed inventories of new and legacy platforms. The aim of this panel seeks to encourage debate around spatial awareness challenges, the applicability of VR/MR, multidomain integration, and immersive training.

Join us at Military Flight Training 2019 in London, 26-28 March, to network with 250+ air force commanders, senior operators, pilots, programme managers, policy leads and industry leaders, who will gather at the premier flight training conference – globally. 

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