With the advent of new technologies and ideas this workshop will look into how full crew training and the effects of sorties on individuals within the crew ultimately affect mission effectiveness. This workshop will capture the training requirements and solutions allowing your organisation to embrace strategies to increase effectiveness in an ever uncertain, changing world.

Attendees will be involved in discussions and briefs based on operational experience, describing the effectiveness of crews training together for operations. Will also cover aircrew equipment, it’s affect on personnel and how training can reduce mental fatigue in a dynamic, stressful airborne environment.

Workshop LEADER


Andy Furness

Founder/CEO, Amber Tiger Aviation (UK) Ltd

Andy joined the Royal Navy as a helicopter Engineer before transferring to the Aircrewman branch and flying in both Anti-Submarine and Search and Rescue Aircraft. On transfer to the RAF he was posted to the CH-47 Chinook at RAF Odiham and spent the rest of his career training new crews, alongside delivering exacting air support to Special Forces troops globally. On leaving the military he was a founding partner of AmberTiger a company specialising in full crew mission training, delivering successful training for Governments and OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and AgustaWestland.

Amber Tiger Aviation (UK) Ltd


Providing integrated specialist mission training for government, commercial and military aviation operators globally.

Amber Tiger substantially enhances the capabilities of your crews and aircraft, allowing you to make better use of your assets for less, offering an ideal solution in an increasingly uncertain world.

Blending high quality ground, synthetic and live flying training, allowing you to achieve your operational objectives with the added benefits of increased safety and capability whilst decreasing costs and downtime.

Specialties: Helicopters, UAV's, Training, Planning and Organising, Specialist Consultancy, Survival Instruction, Aircrew equipment design and supply.


Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andy Furness

Andy Furness, Founder/CEO, Amber Tiger Aviation (UK) Ltd
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14:10 Session 1 : Training and Education requirements

14:50 Session 2: Future Aircrew Equipment and it’s affect on airborne helicopter training

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session 3 : Crew Resource Management and Human Factors in the training environment

16:40 Session 4 : Group Discussion, case studies

17:20 Closing remarks

17:30 End of workshop


Marriott Regents Park

128 King Henry's Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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