Video Interviews

BAE Systems: Planning for the U.S. T-X programme

Robert Wood, Vice President/General Manager of BAE Systems Inc, discusses the requirements for the impending T-X programme - the U.S. Air Force plan to replace its fleet of jet trainers - and why the company believes it has a strong chance of winning the contract.

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. At Military Flight Training 2015, Keltz discusses the new USAF training strategy with Defence IQ and the thinking behind the newly released requirements for the active T-X trainer programme.

Turkish Air Force: Brigadier General Recep Unal

The Chief of Air Training for the Turkish Air Force discusses the nation's plans and priorities as they head towards the full introduction of its next generation fighter aircraft.

Boeing: Progress and trends in flight training

Mark McGraw, Vice President of Training Systems and Government Systems at Boeing, reveals his perspective on the most interesting developments, trends and challenges for those involved in the military flight training domain, from operators to solution-providers.

Pilot Training Challenges of the Botswana Defence Force

Lt Col James Maphanyane, Commander of the Botswana Defence Force's Flight Training School, tells Defence IQ about his nation's programme structure, the opportunities for joint and multinational training, and how education is to be balanced in the coming years. 

Canadian Air Force Training: Brigadier General Phil Garbutt

Fresh from his briefing at Military Flight training 2015, Brig. Gen. Phil Garbutt elaborates on the current Canadian strategy for training pilots for its next generation fighter and the unique challenges that the Canadian environment presents to aviators.

AgustaWestland: Rotorcraft training

Simon Dawes, Business Development Executive for Training at AgustaWestland, explains the current demands for helicopter pilot training and why end-users must look at the "complete package" to best understand the resources available to them.