Regional Airline Pilot


Regional Airline Pilot Training Conference

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Moderator: Captain Paul Preidecker, Air Wisconsin

Day 1 – Tuesday 17th April 2018

0900-1000  Session 1: Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) John S. Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2) Honorable Earl F. Weener, Board Member, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 

1000-1100  Coffee

1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Industry Thought Leadership (all conference tracks)
1) Captain Carl Davis, Director, Air Crew Operations, Training & Professional Services, Boeing Global Services
2) Joe Houghton, Vice President Training and Operations Support, Airbus Americas
Innovation and the Future of Training
3) Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Augmented Training Solutions

1230-1400  Lunch

1400-1530  Session 3 – Global Pilot Supply & Primary Training Issues (World Airline Pilot/Regional Airline Pilot)
1) Colin Rydon, VP Training, L3 CTS
Demand and Diversity Dilemma
2) Captain Paul Ryder, Resource Coordinator, ALPA International
The Benefits of Training Complimented with Mentoring
3) Steve Smith, Product Director, MissionFIT™, FlightSafety International
New Technologies Changing the Paradigm in Pilot Training

1530-1615  Coffee

1615-1745  Session 4 – S&T Regulatory Perspectives (World Airline Pilot/Regional Airline Pilot)
1) Robert Burke, Manager Air Carrier Training Systems & Voluntary Safety Programs Branch, FAA
FAA Regulatory Update
2) Marc Brogan, Flight Examiner, Flight Training and Operations, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Instructor Training Issues
3) Dennis A. Crider, Chief Technical Advisor, Vehicle Simulation, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The Success of Simulator Training in Reducing Accident Rates

1745-1900  Networking Reception 



Day 2 – Wednesday 18th April 2018

0900-1030  Session 5 – Washington Report
1) Robert Burke, Air Carrier Training Systems and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch, AFS-280
FAA Regulatory Review
2) Susan Parson, Special Assistant, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration
Future of Flight Standards Transition & Update on Airman Certification Standards (ACS) Project
3) Barbara Adams, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration
ACS Status for the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 6A – The Expectation of Experience: A Panel Discussion on the State of Pilot Training at the Regional Airlines
Panel Moderator: Captain Paul Preidecker, Chief Flight Instructor, Air Wisconsin
“When was the first time you…?” – The Expectations of Experience

A panel of training managers at regional airlines discuss the current state of pilot supply and training challenges.
Captain Alison Faddis, Director, Flight Standards, Horizon Air
Captain Allen Hill, Director – Flight Training, Envoy Air
Captain Michael Dee, Director of Training, Republic Airline
Captain Darren Hall, Director – Flight Ops Planning and Development, PSA Airlines
Captain Jim Barbour, Director – Flight Operations Training, ExpressJet Airlines

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 6B – Managing Career Paths and Pipeline Challenges
1) Shayne Daku, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Digital Natives Go to Flight School: Teaching Strategies from Collegiate Aviation
2) Captain Alison Faddis, Director, Flight Standards, Horizon Air
Applying the Theory of Constraints to a Regional Airline Training Pipeline
3) Michael E. Wiggins, Ed.D. Chair, Aeronautical Science Department, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Millennials in Aviation: Who Are They and Why Should We Care?

1545-1630  Coffee

1630-1800  Session 6C – Human Performance: Optimizing Regional Airline Training
1) Edite Ramos, Flight Standards Division, Embraer Brazil
Operational Commonality Requirements and Training on Airplane Design
2) Vin Parker, AQP Manager, Compass Airlines & Captain Michael Varney, Managing Director, EBT Solutions
Transforming CQ Training: Developing Evidence-Based Training
3) Dick Wolf, Senior Instructor, CAE
A Redefined Safety Continuum



Day 3 – Thursday 19th April 2018

0900-1030 Session 7 – Simulation Technology Update (all conference tracks)
1) Jason Thompson, Business Development Manager, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Advancing FTD Technologies and the Opportunity to the Pilot Training Journey
2) Fernando Petruzziello, Co-Founder, Imagine 4D
Virtual Reality; Does It Work? Introducing True Immersion
3) Dennis Hartley, Principle Systems Engineer, Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions
Potential Uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality Devices in Commercial Training Applications

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 8 – Advanced Training Environments and New Media (all conference tracks)
1) Lori Brown, Associate Professor, College of Aviation, Western Michigan University
HoloLens: The Next Generation of Training with Mixed Reality
2) Søren Seindal Agner, Owner, Aeroteam

Learning Games for Training and Assessment of NOTECHS in the Classroom Environment
3) Kristianna Fallows, Supervisor Learning Design, JetBlue University
A New Vision for Learning: From AQP to xAPI

1245  Closing Remarks



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