Military Flight Training USA 2024 Conference

Building Readiness For The Future Fight

October 29-30, 2024 - San Antonio, TX, United States

Building Pilot Readiness For The Future Fight
Achieving Versatility, Scalability, Affordability In Pilot Training

Military Flight Training USA is back for our 8th annual conference and is proud to be bringing together a community of 300+ Flight Training Program Managers, Instructors, Industry Leaders and Subject Matter Experts as we discuss challenges at the forefront of pilot training.

By guiding flight training initiatives to leverage new technology and innovative education strategies, commands can effectively reduce the gaps in skills and capabilities from training aircraft to operational aircraft in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Our sessions and discussions will provide an in-depth view of procurement and training strategies and priorities for the US, industry, and America's industry partners. The conference will also highlight advancements in synthetic training, rotary training, cybersecurity, and much more!

Critical Discussions will take place on:

  • Balancing training in synthetic environments and live flight hours
  • Evolving training for 5th and 6th generation aircraft
  • Navigating the ATO process
  • Understanding the military's cybersecurity concerns when introducing new technologies
  • Developing training for special forces
  • Training foreign nations' air forces
  • Fostering innovation  
  • The evolution of sustainment
  • Future fighter lead-in training

Core Themes

  • Integration Of Synthetic And Live Training With tools such as AI and XR as the military seeks to mitigate pilot shortages and train for increasingly complex scenarios
  • Training To Compete in a new competitive landscape as China, Russia, and the Middle East present new and unique challenges for air forces around the world
  • Innovation In International Training Partnerships as new facilities are built and training takes a global approach

Top 10 Reasons to Attend

  1. Engage with key decision makers across the US Department of Defense
  2. Learn about key training initiatives and priorities from air forces across the globe to position yourself for international markets
  3. Hear from procurement and sustainment officers about the latest needs and processes from the US Department of Defense  
  4. Hear from leaders in the special operations divisions to understand how their training needs
  5. Solve the challenges facing Live Virtual and Constructive operations
  6. Hear the latest news on the delivery of the T7-A
  7. Discover how the Air Force and Navy plan to harness the power of AI/ML
  8. Understand the development of the newly designed Airman Development Command
  9. Maximize the window to integrate your solutions with the military by understanding the military's cybersecurity challenges with new training methods
  10. Gain key insights into the US military's rotary wing training needs

2024 Conference Chairman

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

2024 Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Brian Robinson, Commander, Air Education Training Command (AETC, US Air Force
  • Brigadier General Gregory Kreuder, Commander, Nineteenth Air Force, US Air Force
  • Brigadier General Travolis Simmons, Director of Training and Readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, US Air Force
  • Air Commodore Rob Caine, Director, Flying Training, No 22 Group, MOD Abbey Wood, UK Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General John Alexander, 2 Canadian Air Division Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Creid Johnson, Chief, Futures Division, US Air Force
  • Colonel Jeffrey Shulman, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, US Air Force
  • Colonel Daniel Rueth, Vice Commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing, US Air Force
  • Kathy Reid, Deputy Division Chief for AFWERX Spark, AFWERX
  • Colonel G. Hall Sebren Jr., Deputy Commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, US Air Force
  • Dr. Randal Cole, Chief Data and AI Officer (Acting), DON OCIO, US Navy
  • Brian Kirk, Deputy A5T Pilot Training Transformation (CTO), US Air Force
  • Dr. Gaurav Sharma, Chief Scientist of the 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force
  • Colonel David Skalicky, Commander, 33rd Fighter Wing, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Steve Briones, Commander, Detachment 24, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Buckley, Chief of Curriculum, 19AF/A5, US Air Force
  • Colonel Daniel Thetford, Project Manager for the Apache Attack Helicopter Program, US Army
  • Captain Duane Whitmer, Program Manager PMA–273, US Navy
  • Karl Wiers, GS-14, DAF, OTTI Authorizing Official Designated Representative, US Air Force

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Westin San Antonio North
9821 Colonnade Blvd, 78230
San Antonio, TX, United States

Group Rate: $129 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

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Cut-off date: Tuesday, October 01st, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only).