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Royal Canadian Air Force to Explore the New Military Flight Training Contract at MFT 2016

SMi reports: Royal Canadian Air Force Project Director for Future Aircrew Training joins the expert speaker line-up at the 5th Military Flight Training conference in September.

London, United Kingdom, July 09, 2016 --( SMi is proud to announce that the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have joined the expert speaker lineup for the 5th Military Flight Training which takes place on the 21st and 22nd September in London. The RCAF joins leading air forces at the forefront of flight training innovation from the UK, South Africa, Poland, Slovenia among others.

In line with the recent news of Bluedrop receiving a $13M contract to extend air crew training for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Moores, Project Director for Future Aircrew Training (FAcT), will be presenting the timely topic of "The New Military Flight Training Contract: What the RCAF Hopes to Gain in the New Project" on Day 2 of the conference at 12.10pm. His presentation will explore:

- Integrating advanced technologies to improve air crew development in the Canadian Forces
- Better integration for next generation aircraft
- Particular focus on enhancing aircraft capabilities in the face of increased aviation requirements

Lieutenant Colonel Moores joins training commanders from some of the best leading Air Forces and flying branches in the world including:

Air Commodore (ret’d) Terry Jones, (Chairman), Former Director Flying Training, Royal Air Force
Air Commodore David Bentley, Director of Flying Training, 22gp, Royal Air Force
Colonel Joseph William De Marco, Chief of Staff, Air University, United States Air Force
Captain Bennie Sanchez, N3 Assistant Chief of Staff Operations Naval Air Training, US Navy
Colonel Peter Trierweiler, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force
Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15 Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Brigadier General Dariusz Malinowski, Commander of 2nd Tactical Wing, Polish Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Lacroix Lecair, Commander Flying Schools Command, French Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Dag Simastuen, Commander RNoAF Flight School, Royal Norwegian Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Craig Leeson, Commander 85 Combat Flying School, South African Air Force
Captain Bjorn Persson, Head of Flight Programmes Department, Air Warfare Centre, Swedish Air Force
Squadron Leader (Ret’d) Nick Goodwyn, Director, EPT Ltd Aviation Services

A complete list of speakers and presentation details can be viewed at

For those interested in attending Military Flight Training 2016, registration is live on the event website.

For media enquiries please contact Honey de Gracia on +44(0)207 827 6102 or

5th annual Military Flight Training conference
21-22 September 2016
London, UK

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at h ttp://
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