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SMi’s 6th annual Military Flight Training conference will return to London, UK on the 11th and 12th of October 2017.
Military Flight Training is an essentional aspect for the present and future of Air Forces and aviations worldwide and this conference will bring together the most expert officers and industry providers to strive and push the development and optimisation of all aspects military flight training.

The 5th generation training aircrafts will be a strong focus for this years’ event as it represents the key attention of MoD’s and defence industries.
This conference represents a unique opportunity for all military flight training decision makers.

  • Indepth overview of 5th generation training aircraft
  • Briefings from the most expert fixed and rotary wing test pilots
  • Reducing production cost and optimising effectiveness of training equipment
  • Maximising synthetic training
  • Network with top leading decision makers of the military flght training community
  • Commanders of Air Forces
  • Rotary wing commanders
  • Commanders of fast jet trainer and operational conversion squadrons
  • Training support staff
  • Contract training staff
  • Commercial fast jet contractors
  • Flight Simulation technicians
  • Simulation program managers

ALR Aerospace; Austrian A F Aviation School; Aviation Learn; British Embassy Prague; CAE; Canadian Defence Liaison Staff; Czech Air Force; Discovery Air Defence; Draken International; ETSA CIC; European Air Group; European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA); FMV; French Air Force; Halldale Group; International Defense Group; Jordan Embassy; KF Aerospace; Leidos, Inc.; LM/MST TLS GTS; Lockheed Martin; Lockheen Martin Canada; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Polish Air Force; QinetiQ; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Royal Canadian Airforce; Royal Norwegian Air Force; Sogitec Industries; Thinke Company Ltd; Turkish Aerospace Industriesá; UK MOD;

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson

Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
Marco Venanzetti

Marco Venanzetti

Executive Vice President L-39NG , Aero Vodochody
Squadron Leader Tim Davies

Squadron Leader Tim Davies

Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley

Andy Fawkes

Director, Thinke Company Ltd
Andy Fawkes

Colonel Dag Simastuen

Commander Flight Training School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
Colonel Dag Simastuen

Colonel Francisco Banos Castillo

Commander 23rd Wing, Spanish Air Force
Colonel Francisco Banos Castillo

Colonel Jaroslav Mika

Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force
Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
Colonel Jerome Lacroix Leclair

Colonel Nahuel Edgard Espanon

Commander Air Training Squadron, Argentinian Air Force
Colonel Nahuel Edgard Espanon

Craig Leeson

Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
Craig Leeson

Lieutenant Colonel Bart Holewijn

Training Manager, European Personnel Recovery Centre
Lieutenant Colonel Bart Holewijn

Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson

Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson

Lieutenant Commander Andrea Pingitore

Experimental Test Pilot, Italian Navy
Lieutenant Commander Andrea Pingitore

Major (Retd.) Peter Dean

Director, St. Andrew's Aviation
Major (Retd.) Peter Dean

Marco Venanzetti

Executive Vice President L-39NG , Aero Vodochody
Marco Venanzetti

Nick Goodwyn

Commanding Officer Central Flying School, Human Perfomance Training Squadron , Royal Air Force
Nick Goodwyn

Squadron Leader Mike Gallagher

Helicopter Tactics Instructor, European Defence Agency
Squadron Leader Mike Gallagher

Squadron Leader Tim Davies

Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley
Squadron Leader Tim Davies

Terry Jones

Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD
Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD
Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Former Director Flying Training, UK MOD
Terry Jones

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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