In this exclusive interview, Air Commodore Jamie H Hunter, Director Flying Training of the Royal Air Force discusses the current state of pilot training in the RAF and their plans for the future. He shares insight into the balance between live and synthetic training, his approach towards pilot shortage and the pull from commercial airlines, and why he sees LVC as the key to a more cost-effective training solution and the challenges associated with it.
Air Commodore Hunter will be speaking at this year’s Military Flight Training conference, held in the context of a rapidly evolving threat environment which pushes air force leaders to transform and accelerate training to equip Airmen with the needed skills without compromising the depth of learning and quality of training.
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At the Military Flight Training conference, Air Commodore Jamie H Hunter will discuss training airmen and airwomen of the future. To download the full agenda and see who will join him on the speaker panel, please click here.
In this increasingly digitised, information-dominated and contested operating environment, Air Forces are investing into the modernization of their assets and the procurement of future combat air systems. They however cannot sustain high readiness if they don’t have sufficient numbers of trainers or pilots to operate their advanced fleets of aircraft, and platform modernization and training are not developing along a parallel trajectory. This results in decreasing manpower and pilot shortage across the globe.
Ahead of Military Flight Training 2021, Defence iQ compiled the annual update of its report outlining key requirements and ongoing programmes in pilot training from Air Forces around the world.
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This report offers insights into the activity of nations that will be present at Military Flight Training, such as:
The Military Flight Training conference gathered in March over 200 military and industry attendees from over 40 nations to discuss key pilot training challenges. Chaired by Major General Thomas H. Deale, Former Vice Director for Joint Force Development, US Joint Staff, the three-day programme included presentations on all aspects of pilot training, including basic, advanced, LVC and simulation training.
This post event report delves into the highlights of Military Flight Training 2019.
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Read an exclusive preview of the 2019 event summary below:
Drawing together over 200 attendees from 85 different organisations across Europe, the Americas, Middle East and parts of Asia, the event presented a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge in military flight training. With a dedicated 9 hours of networking opportunities and 47 individual briefings, it was a platform that enabled fruitful discussions and strengthened dialogue between allies, partners and industry. […] MFT 2019 facilitated long-standing partnerships, multinational cooperation and industry engagement. This high level of attendance unveiled common challenges and underpinned the importance of high readiness for the full spectrum of operations in the air and space domain.
Every year, the Military Flight Training event takes place in London, UK, to bring together the best minds in the community, including military leadership, solution providers and aviation instructors. Unparalleled as a conference in this space, this global forum is the must-attend event to understand the challenges for tomorrow's pilots and to network with the world's leading Primes and Tier Two providers. Don't just take our word for it - find out what our recent attendees thought...