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Military Flight Training Middle East
Developing effective flight training programmes and simulation systems to meet current and future operational requirements

10 December, 2012 - 12 December, 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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With the increasing complexity of military aircraft technology and capabilities there is a growing need for investment in pilot training and procurement of simulation equipment. Preparation and development of training courses combined with adoption of world-class technology has seen training and simulation become a priority for Armed Forces globally.

In the Middle East the rate of procurement and adoption of fast, rotary, multi-engine aircrafts has led to a heavy requirement on training in order to close the flight training gap. Armed Forces are planning to invest heavily in order to ensure operational ability matches aggressive fleet expansion plans.

At Military Flight Training Middle East we will explore best practice, latest technologies, operational requirements, training doctrine and policy as well as showcasing solutions for the challenges that Armed forces face today.

Benefits of attending:

  • Network with flight training programme managers to discover regional training requirements
  • Learn about current best practice from leading air force training academies
  • Examine ways of closing the flight training gap and how to deliver the best and most cost effective training for your pilots
  • Hear about simulation technologies for both rotary and fixed wing aircrafts
  • Explore synthetic and operational flight training and examine the cost benefits of each
  • Learn about the latest technologies available and which is the best fit for your flight training programme


“Very valuable interchange of ideas and networking opportunity.”
Colonel Kenneth G. Griffin, Chief, Flying Training Requirements Division, USAF HQ Air Education & Training Command

“A good variety of speakers…Very valuable, and interesting to note the shift in training emphasis towards more synthetic training since my last visit.”
Flt Lt Matt Doncaster, Empire Test Pilots’ School QFI, RAF

“Extremely valuable content and connection to decision makers in the fast jet training arena.”
Thomas McClain, Sr. Manager Business Development, L-3 Link Simulation & Training

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Who will attend?:

  • Chiefs of Training and Education
  • Heads of Policy and Planning
  • Air Academy Commandants
  • Air Force Commanders
  • Flight Training Programme Managers
  • Heads of Training Systems and Simulation
  • Flight Instructors
  • Test Pilots

Venue & Accommodation

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
P.O. Box: 6382, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: 971 2 4415 666

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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  • Brigadier General Dr Jarallah al-Malki, King Faisal Air Force Academy, Royal Saudi Air Force
  • Major General Edgardo Rene C. Samonte, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Philippine Air Force
  • Air Commodore T W Jones, Director Flying Training, Royal Air Force
  • Group Captain Syed Ali, Director - Training Officers, Pakistan Air Force
  • Derek Hess, Senior Vice President of Business Development & Go, Hawker Beechcraft
  • Group Captain Tyrone Rodulfo, Commanding Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard
  • Colonel Jukka Ahlberg, Commander, Training Air Wing, Finnish Air Force
  • Colonel Tadeusz Pieciukiewicz, Director F-16 Program Buereau, Polish Ministry of National Defence
  • Brigadier General Al Palmer, Director, Center for UAS Research, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, UND
  • Captain Ahmet Kaya, Instructor, Turkish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tim Shopa, Director of Air Requirements Fighters and Trainers, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Florent di Scala, Chief of Training, French Air Force
  • Captain Bjorn Persson, Training Requirements, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Major Jakub Stefanek, Exercise and Training - JFHQ J7 Air, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Roberto Duraccio, Chief of Training, Operational Forces Command, Italian Air Force
  • 1st Lieutenant Huseyin Mert, Instructor Pilot and Programme Officer, Turkish Air Force
  • Reserved for Senior representative, Air Academy, GCC Air Force
  • Senior Representative, Flight Training, Cassidian

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Event details

IQPC Middle East FZ LLC
10 December, 2012
12 December, 2012
Abu Dhabi
Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
United Arab Emirates


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