Regional Pilot


2017 Conference Program

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Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Moderator: Captain Paul Preidecker, Air Wisconsin

Session 1 – Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) Christopher A. Hart, Member, National Transportation Safety Board 
2) Captain Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, ICAO  
The Future of ICAO PANS-TRG  

Session 2 – The Opening Act: Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Training(all conference tracks)
1) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Data-driven Training Insights  
2) Robin Glover-Faure, Vice President Airline Training, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions, From Pilot to Aircraft Maintainer  
3) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Training, Airbus Training Services & Captain Harry Nelson, Executive Ops Advisor to VP Airbus Safety
The Future of Training 
4) Jin Ho Choi, Deputy Director, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Korean Government’s Policy Model on Pilot Training & Supply 
Session 3 – Pilot Supply and New Hire Training Issues (WATS/RATS Pilot)
1) Todd Lisak, Chairman, ALPA National Training Council & Chairman, JetBlue Airways Training Committee & Captain Paul Ryder, Resource Coordinator, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
Ab Initio Training: A View of the Landscape 
2) Dr. Kevin Corns, Assistant Professor of Aerospace, Middle Tennessee State University
Part 121 Pilot Basic Indoctrination Training: Moving from an Instructor-led to a Pilot-centered Learning Model 
3) Karina Mesarosova, Managing Director, KM Flight Research and Training
Performance-Based Pilot Personality Profile – the Traits and Competencies of Today’s Pilots, and a Focus on the Global Differences
Session 4 – Regulatory and Professional Environments (WATS/RATS Pilot)

 1) Robert Burke, Manager Air Carrier Training Systems and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch (AFS-280), FAA
FAA Initiatives and Regulatory Update
2) Dennis Crider, Chief Technical Advisor Vehicle Simulation, NTSB
Accident Data for Simulator Training Scenarios to Meet the March 2019 FAR Requirement 
3) Dr. Kenneth Byrnes, Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Key to Professionalism in Aviation

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Session 5 – Regional Airline Update: Advancing the Industry (RATS Pilot)
1) Paul Preidecker, Chief Flight Instructor, Air Wisconsin Airlines
Leading Future Success by Managing Present Day Challenges 
2) Barbara Adams, Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration
Update from the Regulator
3) Susan Parson, Special Assistant, FAA Flight Standards Service
What the Airman Certification Standards Mean to You 
Session 6A – Managing Beyond the Status Quo: Perspectives on Supply and Demand (RATS Pilot)
1) Joan Williams, Chair of the Board, Ottawa Aviation Services
Is there an Elephant in the Room of Pilot Shortages
2) Michael E. Wiggins, Ed.D. Chair, Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Industry and Collegiate Aviation: Creating a New Partnership for the Future
3) Captain C.W. “Bill” Connor, Ph.D., Human Factors and Safety Consultant & Captain Peter Dunn, Aviation Training Consultant
ATP360: The Graduate School Approach to Advanced Flight Training 
Session 6B – Training Strategies for an Evolving Demographic (RATS Pilot)
1) Mike Suckow, Associate Professor of Practice, School of Aviation & Transportation Technology, Purdue University & Alex Osleger, Director of Operations, Republic Airways
Competency and Evidence-Based Training 
2) Shayne Daku, Assistant Professor, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota
Has the Generation Gap Created a Training Gap? 
3) Lori J. Brown, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
Enhancing Regional Airline Training with Augmented Reality  


Thursday 4th May 2017

Session 7 – S&T Technology Future Trends Outlook (all conference tracks)
1) Brad Southwick, Principal Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins
Visual System Technologies for Immersive Training Environments 
2) Michael S. French, Chief Operating Officer, LSI, Inc.
Virtual Training IS the New Reality!  
3) Joel Flinois, Helicopter Simulation Product Line Manager, Thales Training & Simulation
Virtual Reality: A New Dimension for Helicopter Simulation 
Session 8 – Special Panel: Harnessing the Power of New Learning Environments (all conference tracks)
Special panel led by Dr. Suzanne Kearns, will focus on the key strategies that are known to increase learning and retention. Panelists will offer specific examples from their own operational backgrounds and research.  
Panelists will include:
• Captain Ken Shrum, Head of Training – Americas, Boeing Flight Services 
• Dr. Kenneth Byrnes, Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
• Captain Amit Singh, Consultant 
• Lori J. Brown, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation