Royal Air Force explores the UK's Approach to Military Flight Training

Top Quote SMi reports : RAF Director of Flying Training joins the expert speaker line-up at the 5th Military Flight Training conference in September. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 30, 2016 - London, UK : Airbus Helicopters will shortly begin ground tests on the first of 29 H135 platforms in mid-July as part of the UK Military Flight Training System programme.

    With the current focus and more than a billion pounds being invested by the Ministry of Defence to continue the modernisation of military flying training in the UK, SMi's 5th Military Flight Training Conference and Exhibition will provide a platform for to discuss strategies in enhancing training application and new technologies to meet the demands of 21st Century flying missions.

    In line with this, SMi is proud to announce that Air Commodore David Bentley, Director of Flying Training, 22gp of the Royal Air Force has joined the senior military speaker line-up. Air Commodore Bentley will be presenting on "The UK Approach to Military Flight Training: Future Plans for the MFTS" on Day 1 of the conference at 9am.

    Key points of his presentation will cover new techniques and approaches to flight training across the armed forces; the latest updates for Fast Jet, Rotary, and Fixed-Wing platforms; and recent case studies of successful pilot integration into front line squadrons.

    Air Commodore David Bentley joins RAF comrade Air Commodore (ret'd) Terry Jones, Former Director Flying Training, who will chair the conference.

    The conference will also feature the following expert speakers
    Colonel Joseph William De Marco, Chief of Staff, Air University, United States Air Force
    Captain Bennie Sanchez, N3 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations Naval Air Training, US Navy
    Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force
    Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15 Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Lacroix Lecair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen, Commander RNoAF Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson, Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
    Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force

    A complete list of speakers and presentation details can be viewed at

    For those interested in attending Military Flight Training 2016, registration is live on the event website.

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    21-22 September 2016
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