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Military Flight Training Conference

18 September, 2013 - 19 September, 2013, London, United Kingdom

Our 2nd annual Military Flight Training conference will bring together Air Training Commanders, Aviation Directors and Air Capability experts to discuss the latest challenges facing the future of military flight training. Take the chance to network with key military figures from within the flight training community and hear about the latest developments in international cooperative training initiatives.

The two day conference will build upon the 2012 event with industry leaders discussing the latest hot topics including: training for 5th generation fighters, international cooperative training, Unmanned Aerial Systems and cutting edge simulator technology.

MFT 2013 will provide a forum for the some of the world's leading military experts in the field to share ideas supported by a panel of leading industrial speakers to unveil their latest technology. For military decision makers, pilot trainers, and industrial leaders, you cannot afford to get left behind.

MFT 2013 will allow attendees to:

  • Hear key presentations on the practical experiences and challenges faced by key speakers involved in Military Flight Training - don't miss presentations from Norway MoD, European Air Transport Command, UK MoD, Austrian Air Force, RAF, Royal Netherlands Army, European Defence Agency plus many more
  • Participate in dedicated Q&A sessions examining - Simulation & Training, International Flying Training, European Collaborative Training, UK Military Flying Training Systems, Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing and UAS Training
  • Analyse how different organisations and nations provide flight training and what can be learnt through international cooperation
  • Understand human factors involved in flight training. How is personal training changing? How can performance be maximised through human factors research? How pilot selection is evolving.
  • Network with key military representatives and industry experts all in one place

In addition, don't miss the two interactive workshops held on the 17th September:

  • Integrated Assessment in Training, hosted by Hucon Global
  • Military Flight Training in Times of Austerity, hosted by Airline Management AS


Holiday Inn Regents Park
Carburton Street
W1W 5EE England

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
  • Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd
  • Andy Furness, SAR/ Specialist Aviation Director, Amber Tiger Aviation Management
  • Anne Helsdingen, Director, Effat University
  • Cathy Kane, LTPA Director, Pilot Defence Simulation Centre
  • Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Helicopter and Airlift Training Capability, Italian Joint Force Headquarters
  • Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian A F Aviation School
  • Colonel Simon Diggins, DACOS Mission Support and Training, Joint Forces Command
  • Corinne Jeffery, LTPA Director, Pilot Defence Simulation Centre
  • Douglas Vine, Director, VCS
  • Flight Lieutenant Paul Heasman, Training Officer, C Flt, RAF Valley
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jonas Rohlen, Commanding Officer Flying Training School & Wing Commander Flying, Swedish Air Force Air Combat School
  • Lieutenant Colonel Pieter Mink, Senior Advisor Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Royal Netherland Army Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Stragnefeldt, Wing Commander Flying NH90 & A109LUHS, Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing
  • Major General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European Air Transport Command
  • Major General Tom Henry Knutsen, Special Advisor International Relations, Norwegian Ministry Of Defence
  • Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts
  • Peter Sapaty, Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems
  • Roger Axelsson, Managing Director, Airline Management AS
  • Squadron Leader Don Mackintosh, Atlas A400M Training Officer, DE&S MOD (FORMERLY DEFENCE PROCUREMENT AGENCY)
  • Wing Commander Dan Beard, OC IV R Squadron, RAF Valley
  • Wing Commander Mike Allport, International Training Officer, MoD


Event details

SMi Defence
18 September, 2013
19 September, 2013
Holiday Inn Regents Park
United Kingdom


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