Past event: Military Flight Training 2024 Conference

The World's Premier Military Flight Training Conference

Maximising the proficiency of our airmen in our quest for air dominance

With airspace becoming increasingly contested, near-peer competitors' training capability is advancing at an unprecedented rate. In the current dynamic and unpredictable security environment, air forces must work together to maximise the proficiency and readiness of military aircrew for the future fight.

Over the course of three days, Military Flight Training 2024 will focus on key FY24 programmes,  agile procurement and acquisition, key crticial technologies and future pilot training and operational conversion training to prepare pilots and drive our lethality and survivability.

New topics for 2024 include:

  • Emerging technologies, methods, and approaches to prepare aircrews for the next generation of rotorcraft, multi-engine and combat aircraft
  • Training requirements across NATO for the current and future mission set including SEAD/DEAD, Air-to-Air Refuelling, and Electronic Warfare
  • Efforts to reduce procurement and acquisition timelines to ensure readiness in contested environments
  • Lessons observed from exercises such as Air Defender, Arctic Challenge and Mobility Guardian

Attracting over 250 leaders from across the flight training ecosystem from over 40 nations, Military Flight Training arrives at a time where guaranteeing air dominance and strike capability has never been tougher.

We very much hope that you will join the discussion in London, 26-28 March 2024.

Conference Highlights

  • 250+ Attendees
  • 50+ Presentations
  • 40+ Nations
  • 10+ Networking Hours

Benefits of Attending

  • Network with senior representatives responsible for the Air Force, Naval Aviation and Army Aviation pilot training
  • Ensure seamless pilot transition into next generation combat aircraft by learning how to upgrade simulation, embedded training, and ground-based training systems
  • Retain high readiness for multi-domain warfare, high-intensity operations, and COIN by enhancing your understanding of integrated LVC and high fidelity synthetic environments
  • Learn what the latest capability requirements are through valuable program updates and training model insights
  • Attain interoperability and institute common architectures for multinational operations by learning about software compatibility, international training standards, and procurement plans of partner nations
  • Understand how armed forces are revolutionising obsolete training models through establishing new coaching cultures
  • Contribute to debates on enhancing the pilot training pipeline, from mitigating the pilot shortage, accelerating pilot graduation, and ensuring affordability

About Military Flight Training

The Military Flight Training Community's Annual General Meeting For The Discussion Of Military Fixed Wing And Rotary Flight Training Requirements, Capabilities And Technologies.

Over its 21-year history, Military Flight Training has become the Annual General Meeting for the Air Training community. Bringing together over 250 Chiefs of Staff, Commanders of Air Training, Heads of Air Procurement, Heads of Simulation & Synthetic Training and industry executives from across the globe to discuss the challenges and successes shaping military flight training, both for now and in the future.

In doing so it provides a rare platform to share lessons learned and best practice in current fixed wing and rotary military flight training requirements, capabilities and programmes, engaging in international collaboration on a very real level with key allies and strengthen the message of cooperation with counterparts across the world.

Military Flight Training is organised with the support and direction of Senior Leaders from across the military and industry sectors of the flight training community. With this in mind, each presentation topic and guest speaker has been specifically selected inline with the priorities and recommendations of the community to ensure it provides attendees with the critical information they need to solve their daily flight training challenges.

Conference Chair

  • Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Anthony J. Rock (USAF Retired), Inspector General U.S. Air Force (2016 –2017), US Air Force


  • Major General Clark Quinn, Commander, 19th Air Force, US Air Force
  • Rear Admiral Richard Brophy, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), US Navy
  • Air Commodore Ian Sharrocks, Director, Flying Training, No 22 Group, United Kingdom Royal Air Force
  • Major General Sylvain Ménard, Fighter Capability Office, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Air Commodore David Strong, Commander, Air Force Training Group, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Anthony Savage, Director General, Naval Aviation
  • Brigadier General Edi Turco, Chief of Staff of the Air Education Training Command / 3rd Air Region, Italian Air Force
  • Brigadier General John Alexander, Commander, 2 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Mr. William D. Dries, SES, Deputy Director, Training and Readiness, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Timothy Beers, Commander, Air Force Modeling & Simulation
  • Daniele Cucchi, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NSPA
  • Colonel Cédrik Bureau, Head of Flight Training, French Air and Space Force
  • Colonel John P. Wagemann, Commander, Detachment 6
  • Lieutenant Colonel Thibault Ricci, Head of the Fighter Training School, French Air and Space Force
  • Group Captain Mike Jordan, Commandant Central Flying school, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Pittaway MBE, Commanding Officer, 7 Regiment Army Air Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Max Garrety MBE MSc MRICS, SO1 Simulation, UK Joint Helicopter Command
  • Major James Donovan, SO2 Training Headquarters, Army Air Corps
  • Jason Hawker, Principal Officer, NATO Support and Procurement Agency

Industry Speakers

  • Ruben Martinez, Head of Simulation Strategy and Growth, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Harry van Hulten, Business Development Manager, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Neville Kingdon, Head of Next Gen Training Integration, BAE Systems
  • Lucy Walton, Head of Training, BAE Systems
  • Sir Stuart Atha KBE CB DSO MA BSc, Director of Training Strategy, BAE Systems
  • Major General, USAF (Ret’d) Patrick "Moon" Doherty, Executive Director, Air Force Field Marketing & Programs, Boeing Defense
  • Travis “Flak” Willis, International Business Development, The Boeing Company
  • Jim Chittenden, Deputy, Strategic Growth & Business Development, CAE Defense & Security
  • Dr. Regan Patrick, Chief Learning Officer, CAE Defense & Security
  • Dr. Gary Eves, Principal Technology Officer, CAE Defense & Security
  • Dave Bentley, Managing Director - UK, CAE Defense & Security
  • Brendan Pierce, Head of Training, Canada ITPS
  • Sebastian Jooß, Project Leader, Team Leader and Project Management Professional (PMP), ESG Elektroniksystem & Logistik
  • Colonel (Retd.) Karl Josef “Charly” Fürnrohr, Chief Sales Officer, GROB Aircraft SE
  • General (Retd.) Mike “Mobile” Holmes, Former Commander ACC and AETC, United States Air Force
  • Daniel Robinson, Chief Executive Officer / Founder, former RAF Tornado Pilot and former U.S. F-22 Pilot, Red 6
  • Peter Fedak CD, MAS, MBA,, Head of Operations, Director, Indigenous Relations, Skyalyne
  • Commander Giacomo Iannelli, Test Pilot-Trainer Aircraft, Leonardo

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Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
4-18 Harrington Gardens, SW7 4LH
Kensington, London, UK

Group Rate: From £130.00 per night, Including breakfast.

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on the link below. We have reserved a selection of Rooms at the discounted group rate, subject to availability: Military Flight Training 2024
Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24570