Conference Day 2

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM MODERNISATION OF COMBAT CAPABILITIES TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGING SECURITY PRIORITIES

Lieutenant General Arkadiy Vashutin, Deputy Air Force Commander, Ukrainian Air Force
  • Engaging in tri-service training exercises to improve rapid reaction capability and develop capacity to wage electronic warfare
  • Incorporating simulation technology to optimise the pilot pipeline
  • Modernising the training system for combat aircraft to accommodate for recent development projects and newly acquired communications technology

Lieutenant General Arkadiy Vashutin

Deputy Air Force Commander
Ukrainian Air Force

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM REVOLUTION IN THE LITHUANIAN AIR FORCE PERSONNEL TRAINING SYSTEM

Colonel Dainius Guzas, Air Force Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
  • Outlining the challenges in protection of airspace
  • Developing training capacity to conduct Air Policing: examination of low level navigation, IFR, advanced handling
  • Managing the reduction of authorised pilot flight hours through investment in simulation technology and outsourcing to training provision providers

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Colonel Dainius Guzas

Air Force Commander
Lithuanian Air Force

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM EXAMINING FLIGHT TRAINING PRIORITIES IN LIGHT OF AIR FORCE MODERNISATION

Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Litauszki, Flight Training officer,
· Examining the recent procurement of Z-242L and Z-143L-Si training aircraft to replace the Yak-52 trainer
· Evaluating potential for greater engagement with the Visegrad Group to bolster policing missions
· Assessing multinational training exercises under the auspices of the MATC and NATO

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Lieutenant Colonel Zoltán Litauszki

Flight Training officer

11:10 AM - NaN:NaN AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM TRANSFORMATION OF THE CZECH FLIGHT TRAINING SYSTEM TO ADVANCE CAPABILITIES OF THE AIR FORCE

Colonel Jaroslaw Mika, Chief of Combat Training , Czech Air Force
  • Examining modernisation programmes and plans for incorporating new fast jet trainers
  • Evaluating the advantages of expanding involvement in multinational training exercises
  • Analysing the method of pilot selection for the Czech Air Force

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Colonel Jaroslaw Mika

Chief of Combat Training
Czech Air Force
  • Overview of main air to air and air to ground operations, training requirements, live training on MiG-29 aircraft
  • Cooperation with the Lithuanian Air Force to improve pilot flexibility and interoperability
  • Regional cooperation and squadron exchanges to enhance protection of Baltic airspace

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Colonel Krzysztof Stobiecki

Commander Air Operations Group at 22nd Tactical Air Base
Polish Air Force

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM CONSOLIDATION OF NATO MISSIONS THROUGH TARGETED TRAINING AND MULTINATIONAL EXERCISES

  • Scrutinising the role of USAFE in projecting agile airpower and facilitating regional partnerships
  • Improving interoperability through engagement in multinational training initiatives
  • Ensuring capability to conduct joint, mixed crew missions by implementing standardised training systems in Europe


2:50 PM - 3:30 PM MODERNISATION OF THE FLIGHT TRAINING SYSTEM AND THE HUNGARIAN EXPERIENCE IN COMBAT TRAINING

Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Molnár, JAS 39 Gripen pilot, , ,
  • Employing the JAS-39M trainer to deliver cutting-edge training exercises and strengthen deterrence capacity
  • Examining Hungary’s experience in leading the Baltic Air Policing missions
  • Outlining the large potential for joint training programmes with the Czech Air Force, employing the JAS 39 Gripen fleet

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Lieutenant Colonel Tibor Molnár

JAS 39 Gripen pilot

3:30 PM - 4:10 PM FLIGHT TRAINING IMPLICATIONS FROM THE ACQUISITION OF NEW AIRCRAFT

Colonel Slavisa Vlacic, Head of Military Aviation Department, Serbian Military Academy
  • Examining the Serbian model of military pilot education and flight training
  • Evaluating the challenges associated with reforming the training syllabus to account for procurement of sophisticated technology
  • Establishing a new model of pilot education and flight training to go hand in hand with the acquisition process

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Colonel Slavisa Vlacic

Head of Military Aviation Department
Serbian Military Academy

4:10 PM - NaN:NaN AM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM MEETING GROWING DEMAND FOR COMBAT TRAINING THROUGH MULTINATIONAL TRAINING EXERCISES

Captain Jelle van Helvoort, Head of Knowledge Branch at the Personnel Recovery Centre, Netherlands Air Force
  • Outlining the Air Centric Personnel Recovery Operations Course to achieve standardisation of training procedures
  • Meeting training challenges associated with Eastern European border missions
  • Satisfying the escalating demand for flight training in light of acquisition of new equipment

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Captain Jelle van Helvoort

Head of Knowledge Branch at the Personnel Recovery Centre
Netherlands Air Force

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING THE UTILITY OF SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY IN MAXIMISING SAFETY OF THE AIRCREW AND REDUCING THE BURDEN ON LIVE TRAINING

Colonel Konrad Madej, Head of Training, 4th Flying Training Wing, Polish Air Force Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force Colonel Ondrej Rejman, Deputy Commander 21st Air Force Base, Czech Air Force
  • Incorporating modern synthetic technology into existing training architectures
  • Establishing the required proportion of LVC training for future pilots at the basic and advanced levels
  • Assessing whether simulation equipment can effectively alleviate budgetary constraints


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Colonel Konrad Madej

Head of Training, 4th Flying Training Wing
Polish Air Force
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Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

Commander Flying Schools Command
French Air Force
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Colonel Ondrej Rejman

Deputy Commander 21st Air Force Base
Czech Air Force

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE