2023 Pilot Conference

Download the 2023 International & Regional Pilot Conference presentations HERE.

Pilot Conference Moderator: Rick Adams

Day 1 – Tuesday 18th April 2023

Session 1 – Opening Remarks & Airline Flight Training Leaders Panel (all streams)
1) Daniel Serfaty, CEO, Aptima, Inc.
Adaptive Individualized Training in Aviation
2) Airline Flight Training Leaders Panel
Moderated by Capt. Paul Preidecker

  • Kirk Limacher, Vice President Flight Operations, United Airlines
  • Jeffrey Winter, Vice President Flight Operations, JetBlue
  • Brad Lambert, Vice President Flight Operations, Frontier Airlines
  • Paul Kinstedt, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Republic Airways
  • Chris Broom, Vice President, Commercial Training Solutions, Boeing Global Services
  • Captain Stéphan Labrucherie, Head of Flight Training Worldwide, Airbus

Session 2 – Staying the Course: Regulatory Roundup (all streams)
1) Lee Abbott, Training and Simulation Group Manager, AFS-280 & Ben Lafargue, AQP Section Manager, Training and Simulation Group, AFS-280, Federal Aviation Administration
FAA Update – The Agency’s Strategic Approach to Major Initiatives and Training-Centric Matters such as Standardized Curriculum and Powered Lift.
2) Dr. Kathy Abbott, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Flight Deck Human Factors, Federal Aviation Administration
FAA Flight Path Management Advisory Circular: Current and Future Directions
3) Boris Padilla, Regional Head of Commercial Services, IATA
Global and Regional Outlook for Airline Operations

Session 3 – Forging New Standards: Industry Influencers
1) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Founder & President, Aircraft Manufacturer Flight Training Association
Progress Report: Aircraft Manufacturer Flight Training Association (AMFTA)
2) Captain Andy O’Shea, FRAeS, CEO, Airline Pilot Club & Ian Cooper, COO, Skyborne Airline Academy
Quality: Everyone Wins
3) Damon F. Curry, President, SISO
Status of Simulation Interoperability Standards

Session 4 – Are We There Yet? Evolution of eVTOL
1) Lt. Col. Andrew Anderson, Director of Operations, Detachment 62, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command & Dr. Kent C. Halverson, Principal Scientist & Senior Director, Training, Learning & Readiness Division, Aptima Inc.
Training a New Generation of Pilots: Open Issues in eVTOL Pilot Training
2) Chris Courtney, Director of Advanced Air Mobility, Captain Chris Ranganathan, Chief Learning Officer, CAE Civil Aviation Training Solutions & Sergio Quito, Senior Advisor, Safety & Flight Operations, GOL
The Intricacies of Training for the Take-Off of eVTOL
3) Miguel Cara’, Head of Business Development Americas & Luiz Mauad, VP Services & Operations Solutions, Eve Air Mobility (Embraer Group)
Eve’s Vision on Training for eVTOL

Day 2 – Wednesday 19th April 2023

Session 5 –  Going the Distance: Sustainability in Aviation Training
1) Dr. Eva Maleviti, Program Coordinator, MS in Sustainability in Aviation & Aerospace & Dr. Bettina Mrusek, Department Chair, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Sustainable ATO – Flying to Net Zero
2) Michael Vercio, Senior Vice President, Simulation Systems, FlightSafety International & Dr Jason Furtado, Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology
Navigating Climate Change Risks Through Cutting-Edge Training & Device Technologies
3) Dr. Nick Wilson, Associate Professor, Aviation, University of North Dakota
Feasibility of Electric-Powered Aircraft in Collegiate Aviation

Session 6 – Demographics, Biometrics and Automation
1) Lindsay Grant, Principal, Oliver Wyman
How the Pilot Shortage is Changing the Pilot Workforce
2) First Officer Samantha Brown, Lead Human Factors Team Member, ALPA-International / United Airlines First Officer
Automation Versus Pilot Manual Flying Skills
3) Naila Ayala, PhD Candidate, Developmental Visuomotor Neuroscience Lab, Waterloo University
What the Future Holds for Eye-Tracking in the Cockpit

Session 7 – Alphabet Overload; AQP, CBTA, EBT
1) Dr. Douglas Farrow, Senior Partner, Nuovo Advisors
Clearing the Confusion About AQP, CBTA and EBT
2) Tony Shen, President, Wayman Aviation Academy
Flight School CBTA/EBT Implementation
3) Vin Parker, Director of Learning and Development, Flight Operations Training, Republic Airways
AQP, CBTA and Resilience Engineering

Session 8 –  Delivering on Data
1) D. Richard Meikle, Executive Vice President Operations and Safety, FlightSafety International & Luke Bowman, Product Director, GE Digital, Aviation Software
Symbiotic Fusion of Simulator and Aircraft Data
2) Scott Nutter, Principal & Dr. Paul Gay, Performance Engineer, Touch & Go Solutions
The Flywheel Effect – Turning Data into Results
3) David Coward, VP and GM Training Services, L3Harris Commercial Aviation
The Evolution of Data in Pilot Training

BREAKOUT SESSION: The Cadet Experience: It All Starts Here
1) Captain Philip Adrian, CEO, MPS
Training the Next Generation Through Next-Generation Training
2) Paul BJ Ransbury, CEO, Aviation Performance Solutions (APS)
Flight School Upset Training
3) Captain (Ret.) Peter Wolfe & Captain (Ret.) Randy Hamilton, Professional Aviation Board of Certification
Enhancing Preparation for Flying Careers

Day 3 – Thursday 20th April 2023

Session 9 –  Startle, Conflict, Fatigue & Resilience (Pilot & Maintenance)
1) Captain Ping Lee, Chief Pilot, Human Factor CRM Team, EVA Airways
Startle and Resilience
2) Jordan Wareham, Sr. Director Regulatory Compliance / 119 Director of Safety, Spirit Airlines & Eric A. Olson, CEO, EMO Advisors, Inc.
Generating Essential Conflict: How Creating Resilience Strategies Against Destructive Conflict Increases Operational Safety
3) Norman MacLeod, Consultant, Astrom Training
What FRMS Cannot Tell You – Pilot Fatigue and Mental Health

Session 10 – AI, the Cloud and VR/XR in the Training Matrix (all streams)
1) Dr. Julian Abich IV, Senior Human Factors Engineer, Quantum Improvements Consulting
Improving the Probability of XR Adoption for Training
2) Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Thomas, Assistant Professor and Chief Ground Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Developing and Testing of a Virtual Reality Aviation Illusion Trainer
3) Sébastian Lozé, Unreal Engine Business Director, Simulations, Epic Games
Deploying Training and AI-based Scenarios on the Cloud

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