Regional Airline Pilot

 

Regional Airline Pilot Training Conference Proceedings

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Moderator: Captain Paul Preidecker, Air Wisconsin

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Day 1 – Tuesday 17th April 2018

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)  [PDF]

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  [PDF]

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  [PDF]
2) Captain Paul Ryder, Resource Coordinator, ALPA International
The Benefits of Training Complimented with Mentoring  [PDF]
3) Steve Smith, Product Director, MissionFIT™, FlightSafety International
New Technologies Changing the Paradigm in Pilot Training  [PDF]

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 & Don Dillman, Co-Chair ACT ARC, VP Flight Training, Federal Express
Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ACT ARC)  [PDF]
2) Marc Brogan, Flight Examiner, Flight Training and Operations, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Instructor Training Issues  [PDF]
3) Dennis A. Crider, Chief Technical Advisor, Vehicle Simulation, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
The Success of Simulator Training in Reducing Accident Rates  [PDF]

 


 

Day 2 – Wednesday 18th April 2018

Session 5 – Washington Report
1) Robert Burke, Air Carrier Training Systems and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch, AFS-280
FAA Regulatory Review  [PDF]
2) Susan Parson, Special Assistant, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration & Barbara Adams, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration
What’s Up? Future of Flight Standards and Airman Certification Standards  [PDF]

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  [PDF]

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 Michael Dee, Director of Training, Republic Airline
Lucas Bowden, PSA Airlines
Captain Jim Barbour, Director – Flight Operations Training, ExpressJet Airlines

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  [PPTX]
2) Captain Alison Faddis, Director, Flight Standards, Horizon Air
Applying the Theory of Constraints to a Regional Airline Training Pipeline  [PPTX]
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?  [PDF]

Session 6C – Human Performance: Optimizing Regional Airline Training
1) Edite Ramos, Flight Standards Division, Embraer Brazil
Operational Commonality Requirements and Training on Airplane Design  [PDF]
2) Vin Parker, AQP Manager, Compass Airlines & Captain Michael Varney, Managing Director, EBT Solutions
Transforming CQ Training: Developing Evidence-Based Training  
3) Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom, Human Factors Manager, Emirates
Well Done, Now What? – Where We are & Where are We Going with Training  [PDF]

 


 

Day 3 – Thursday 19th April 2018

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  [PDF]
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  [PDF]

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 
[PDF]
2) Søren Seindal Agner, Owner, Aeroteam

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


 

Save the Date for WATS 2019 
30 April-2 May 2019, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando

 


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