Military Flight Training USA 2024 Conference

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

2023 Speakers Included

  • Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Anthony J. Rock, Inspector General U.S. Air Force (2016 –2017), US Air Force
  • Major General Clark Quinn, Commander, 19th Air Force, US Air Force
  • Major General Michael Koscheski, Commander, 15th Air Force, Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Rear Admiral Michael “Buzz” Donnelly, Director, Air Warfare Division, N98, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Richard Brophy, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), US Navy
  • Brigadier General Michael T. Rawls, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, US Air Force
  • Colonel Justin Grieve, Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, US Air Force
  • Colonel Taylor Ferrell, Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, US Air Force
  • Colonel Jeremy Bergin, Commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, US Air Force
  • Captain Aaron Rybar, Commodore, Training Air Wing Two, Naval Air Training Command, US Navy
  • Commander Kevin Friel, Director, Naval Aviation Training Next (NATN), Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA, US Navy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Steve C. Briones, Commander, Detachment 24, Pilot Training Transformation, Air Education and Training Command, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gary "Jam" Moore, Division Chief, Innovation Division, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Commander Mike Natali PhD, MSC, Deputy Commander, Air Warfare Training Development, Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division, US Navy, US Navy

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