Regional Airline Pilot Conference

Regional Airline Pilot Training Conference

Day 1 – Tuesday April 30th 2019

0900-1000  Session 1: Opening Remarks & Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)

1) Daniel K. Elwell, Acting Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2) Bobby Loeb, Senior Director, Southwest Airlines University
A Learning Culture’s Secret Ingredient

1000-1100 Coffee

1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Industry Thought Leadership (WATS Pilot/Regional Pilot/Maintenance)

1) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Flight Training & Christian Delmas, Head of Maintenance Training, Airbus
Aircraft OEMs: What Are We Changing and How Long Will It Take?
2) Pete Boeskov, Chief Technologist, Training & Professional Services, Boeing

3) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Solutions, CAE
Developing Better Pilots, Faster

1230-1400  Lunch

1400-1530  Session 3 – Global Primary Training Issues (WATS/RATS Pilot)
1) Colin Rydon, Vice President Training, Standards & Development | Head of Training, L3 Commercial Aviation
Developing the Airline Ready Pilot
2) Karen Moore, Managing Director & Principal Occupational Psychologist, Symbiotics
Selecting for Resilience Then Maintaining Mental Wellbeing – Keeping the Stuffing in the ‘Right Stuff’
3) Jennifer Birdsong, Director, Advanced Learning Technology & Development & Steve Smith, Product Director, MissionFIT™, FlightSafety International
Continuum of Learning: Making Better Aviators by Teaching the Brain, not the Pilot

1530-1615  Coffee

1615-1745  Session 4 – Flight Training Insights from the Regulators and Air Carriers (WATS/RATS Pilot)
1) Dr. Janeen Kochan, Engineering Research Psychologist, US Department of Transport/Volpe Center, Mindy Robinson, Physical Scientist, Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention, FAA Aviation Safety & Kelly Ann Curran, PMP, US Department of Transport/Volpe Center
Emerging Tools and Techniques for Risk Based Decision Making
2) Marc Brogan, Aviation Examiner – Flight Training & Operations, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
The Profession of Aviation: Quality and Retention
3) Captain Owen Sims, Type Rating Examiner (TRE), Flybe
Modifying Human Behaviour; What Flight Training Can Learn From Psychotherapy

1745-1930  Networking Reception

Day 2 – Wednesday May 1st 2019

0900-1030  Session 5 – A Washington Review of the Regional Airline Industry
1) Robert Burke, Air Carrier Systems and Voluntary Safety Programs Branch, AFS-280, FAA
FAA Regulatory Review
2) Barbara Adams, Management and Program Analyst, Federal Aviation Administration
Update on the ATP Airman Certification Standards
3) J. Randolph Babbitt, Babbitt & Associates
The Modernization and Evolution of Pilot Training for the Future

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 6A – Pathways to Professionalism: Setting Expectations
Panel Moderator: Captain Paul J. Preidecker, Chief Flight Instructor, Air Wisconsin Airlines
This panel draws from the experience and expertise of industry representatives who will discuss the key elements of managing and defining professionalism in an environment of changing demographics and expectations.

Kent Lovelace, Professor & Director of Aviation Industry Relations, Dept. of Aviation, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota
Captain Jason DuVernay, Executive Pilot Recruiter, GoJet Airlines
Darren Hall, Director – Operation Planning & Development, PSA Airlines

1245-1415  Lunch

1415-1545  Session 6B – Pathways to Professionalism: Creating the Culture
1) Vin Parker, AQP Manager & Bill Whyte, General Manager, Flight Operations Training, Compass Airlines
Re-Imagined CRM and Professionalism in AQP
2) Dr. Guy M. Smith, Professor Emeritus & Professor Michelle Hight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Pilot Performance in Regional Airline Training & Their Backgrounds: Pilot Source Study 2018
3) Paul Harris, Aviation Psychologist & Captain Shem Malmquist, Visiting Professor, Florida Institute of Technology
Practical Utility of Personality in Flight Ops and Training

1545-1630  Coffee

1630-1800  Session 6C – Pathways to Professionalism: Sharpening the Skills
1) Randall Brooks, VP Training and Business Development, Aviation Performance Solutions & Captain John Cox, CEO, Safety Operating Systems
Proper Upset Prevention and Recovery Training for Ab-Initio Pilots
2) Jennifer Roberts, Aviation English Specialist, Embry-Riddle Language Institute
The Local-Global Problem: Making Skies Safer by Teaching Aviation English
3) Captain Jason DuVernay, Executive Pilot Recruiter & Tammy Hoevel, Executive Pilot Recruiter, GoJet Airlines
Driving Success in Pilot Recruitment

Day 3 – Thursday May 2nd 2019

0900-1030  Session 7 – Simulation Technology Update (all conference tracks)
1) TBD
2) Dr. Jeremy Goodman, Product Lead (SATCE), Quadrant Group & Dennis Hartley, Principal Systems Engineer, Collins Simulation & Training Solutions
Realizing an Active Airport Environment – SATCE and Visual Systems
3) Kevin Vizzarri, Vice President, AVT Simulation
Pilot Training with Augmented Reality

1030-1115  Coffee

1115-1245  Session 8 – Advanced Training Environments and New Media (all conference tracks)
1) Nick Wilson, Assistant Professor, Aviation, University of North Dakota
Distance Learning Technologies with the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals: Lessons Learned
2) Amanda Bond, Research Scientist, Soar Technology, Inc.
Using Game-Environment-Based Training to Train Spatial Disorientation
3) Professor Lori Brown, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
Beam Me Up – Using Holographic Telepresence to Create Global Collaborative Training

1245  Closing Remarks