Fast jet fighter capability is the ultimate projection of military power for air forces across the globe. Recent geo-political instability and tension in Eastern Europe has inspired the necessity of modernisation among the air forces of Central and Eastern European powers in order to reach NATO standards and contribute to the air policing activities in the region. Over the past two years, the Czech Air Force has begun talks with regional partners in the pursuit of a regional training centre for fast jet pilots where partners can pool their resources, knowledge and expertise to create a joint capability far greater than would otherwise be achievable independently. 

SAE Media Group are proud to announce that Fast Jet Pilot Training Central and Eastern Europe will be held again in Prague on the 5th and 6th June 2017 as a forum to exhibit and discuss recent developments in fast jet training technology as well as the activities and capabilities of participating powers. The aim of the conference is to encourage improved cooperation and interoperability among the air forces of regional allies in the pursuit of enhancing air force power in the region.



• The only conference focusing on the fast jet pilot training practices of Central and Eastern European nations with the additional expertise of other international Air Force’s
• Engaging in a regionally focused event with a carefully assembled and relevant agenda that has been built upon the success of our 2016 event
• Exploration of the key recent developments in fast jet pilot training with the most relevance to Central and Eastern European Air Force’s such as synthetic training options, outsourcing pilot training and operating advanced jet training aircraft
• Keynote speeches from leading regional and international Air Force commanders offering insight into current and future training practices
• Highly specialised networking opportunities to meet relevant military and industrial figures

Air Force Commanders, Chiefs of Training and Senior Officers looking to advance their fast jet capabilities. Fast Jet Pilot Training Central and Eastern Europe is the foremost event for Central and Eastern European fast jet training where operational commanders can meet with their regional and international counterparts to discuss capabilities and requirements.
Fast Jet provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to exhibit their products and services to relevant leaders and programme managers in a market of significant potential growth, thereby placing themselves at the forefront of decision making thought.

Past attendees include:

Aero Vodochody A S; ATAC; Austrian Air Force; Brazilian Air Force; British Embassy Prague; CAE; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Draken International; DRS Technologies; European Defence Agency; Fimeccanica; FMV; Frontiers; German Air Force; Hellenic Air Force; KF Aerospace; Lithuanian Air Force; Lockheen Martin Canada; MoD Czech Republic; MoND Poland; NATO; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; Omnipol A S; Omnipol Ltd; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Polish Air Force; Portuguese Air Force; PRAMACOM-HT; Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH; Romanian Air Force; Royal Danish Air Force; Swedish Air Force; Swedish Armed Forces; Tactical Communications Group L L C (T C G); UK MOD; University of Defence, Czech Republic; VR Group, a.s.; ZLIN AIRCRAFT a.s.;

Conference agenda



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force



The Ongoing Modernisation Efforts of the Czech Air Force and Future Development

Major General Jaromír Šebesta

Major General Jaromír Šebesta, Commander, Czech Air Force

• Current activity and fast jet capacity of the Czech Air Force
• Feedback from ongoing joint operations with regional and international partners
• Future upgrade plans and how these will be achieved through cooperation
• Importance of clear planning for effective pilot training in the modern Czech Air Force



The Hungarian Acquisition of Cutting Edge Fast Jets in order to take a Leading Role in Regional Air Policing

Brigadier General Csaba Ugrik, Commander HDF 59th SZD Airbase, Hungarian Air Force

• Lease-purchasing of JAS-39M Gripen’s from the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency (FXM) and recent contract extensions
• Implementation and maintenance of cutting edge pilot training in line with and advanced fighter fleet and operating the JAS39D twin-seater as a jet trainer
• The Hungarian role in leading Baltic Air Policing rotation under NATO Command



Optimising the Development and Deployment of German Air Force Fighter Pilots

Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer

Colonel Andreas Pfeiffer, Chief of Branch II - Jet /RPA at the GAF Forces Command, Flying Operations Directorate. , German Air Force

• Examining current pilot training demands across the fleet and use of international training bases
• How the German Air Force operates a successful overseas training base to maximise the efficiency of pilot training
• Advanced jet programs and development: from 2nd to 5th generation trainers and fighters
• Participation in coalition operations and deployments: Maximising integration of varied mission sets into training



Morning Coffee




Marco Venanzetti

Marco Venanzetti, Executive Vice President L-39NG , Aero Vodochody



The Canadian Experience of Providing Fast Jet Training for International Allies

• Flight training operations at 15 Wing CFB Moose Jaw, principle site of NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC)
• Progression of pilot training at 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
• Operating jet training through cooperation between military and industry for more effective pilot training

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Grover, Commander 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron , Canadian Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel David  Smith

Lieutenant Colonel David Smith , Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, Canadian Air Force



Improving Capability whilst Reducing Costs: The Importance of Regional Cooperation for Central and Eastern European Air Forces

Brigadier General Libor  Stefanik

Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Former Commander , Czech Air Force

• Creating a stronger and more capable CEE policy on Air Force Pilot Training
• Examples of shared requirements and solutions available
• More efficient collaboration and joint procurement opportunities to harness the best available at a share cost



Networking Lunch



Ensuring Pilots are prepared for Active Duty through Advanced Training Systems

Squadron Leader Tim Davies, Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley

• The RAF approach to fast jet pilot training
• Developing pilot training gradually through various stages of aircraft use
• RAF experience of adapting pilot training in preparation of 5th generation jet fighters
• The reality of utilising synthetic training methods in the pursuit of improving training efficiency



Military-Led Industry-Enabled Fast Jet Training

David Waddington

David Waddington, UK Tornado and F-35 Force Commander until autumn 2015., CAE


·         The financial and training challenge
·         Fast jet training spectrum
·         Military-led Industry-enabled training solution
·         Advanced training concepts
·         Military-Industry cooperative business model
·         Value proposition
·         Forthcoming activity


Recent Developments Leading the Italian Air Force to Forefront of Fast Jet Training

• Development and operation of the Italian Alenia Aermacchi M-346 “Master” jet trainer
• Reducing overall cost of fast jet training through the use of advanced trainers that can more closely mimic the characteristics of fighter aircraft, thereby reducing time spent training in fighter aircraft and the associated costs
• Why the Lecce Galatina airbase is considered a prime candidate for the European Air Training Centre and how its systems and personnel have made it so
• The Italian view of NATO’s “pooling and sharing” concept

Colonel Luigi Casali

Colonel Luigi Casali, Commander 61st Stormo, Italian Air Force



Leonardo Aircraft's advanced training solutions: jet performances, state-of-art ground based simulation for the next generation military pilots

Emanuele Merlo

Emanuele Merlo, Head of Program Management M-345 Program , Leonardo

M-345 and M-346 at the forefront of the technology as fully Integrated Training Systems

Embedded Tactical Training Systems in flight, Ground Based Training Systems and LVC, Live, Virtual, Constructive environment




Afternoon Tea



From Concept to Implementation: Developing Synthetic Solutions to meet the Netherlands Armed Forces Training Needs

Mr. Erikjan Bor, Project Manager, Simulation, Defence Material Organisation, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands

• An overview of the activity of the DMO in simulated training solutions
• Determining the training needs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and exploring how synthetic training solutions can optimise pilot training
• Developing and managing adjustable simulated training programmes based on developing Air Force requirements
• The potential of simulated training and how it can continue to maximise pilot training



Maintaining a Combat Ready and Deployable Fast Jet Capability of the Czech Air Force

Colonel Jan Susekar

Colonel Jan Susekar, Wing Commander 21st Tactical Air Base , Czech Air Force

• Roles and responsibilities of the 21st Tactical Air Base in CÁSLAV
• Keeping the fast jet fleet ready and deployable
• Training initiatives and current results
• Cooperation with NATO forces and joint exercises



Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One



Evening Networking Drinks Recepton at AERO VODOCHODY AIR BASE



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force



Creating the Next Generation Czech Air Force

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

• Current modernisation plans and roadmaps
• The importance of regional and international cooperation
• Expanding the fleet: plans for new fast jet trainers and extended use of the GRIPEN platform
• Selection and training priorities for the modern Czech Air Force



Pooling and Sharing Initiatives and the Potential for Fast Jet Pilot Training

Air Commodre Peter Round, Former Director of Capabilities, Armament and Technology Director at European Defence Agency, PKR Solutions Ltd

• EDA history of supporting joint pilot training initiatives
• Lessons to be learned from the success of joint helicopter pilot training
• The potential benefits of pooling capabilities and resources for improving and expanding fast jet pilot training in Europe
• Thoughts on reviving joint fast jet pilot training and recent developments



Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron

Tammy Pope

Tammy Pope, Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, US Air Force

  • Foreign Military Sales Training
  • Specialized Undergraduate Flying Training
  • F-16 Training
  • Aircraft Maintenance Training
  • Multi-Aircraft Contract - supporting non-standard aircraft
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    Morning Coffee



    Panel Discussion: Improving Cooperation among Regional Allies to Enhance Fast Jet Capabilities and Secure Sovereign Air Space

    Squadron Leader Tim Davies, Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2, RAF Valley

    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force

    Colonel Luigi Casali

    Colonel Luigi Casali, Commander 61st Stormo, Italian Air Force

    Tammy Pope

    Tammy Pope, Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron, US Air Force



    Integrating Multi-National Pilots during Early Flight Education to Encourage Future Cooperation and Improve Air Force Interoperability

    Colonel Jiri Kacer

    Colonel Jiri Kacer, Head of Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology, University of Defence, Czech Republic

    • The evolution of Czech fast jet pilot education
    • The Czech experience of the Military Erasmus scheme
    • Importance of pilot integration among allies and considerations for enhancing future cooperation through education and training practices



    Current Trends and Capabilities in Simulated Flight Training Technology and What of the Future of Flight Simulation?

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Current synthetic options for fast jet pilot training and how these can improve the efficiency of pilot training
  • How to effectively manage these systems to ensure maximum pilot combat readiness while safeguarding investment
  • The potential of synthetic training technology and it can be integrated into pilot training for optimum output
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

    Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training, Czech Air Force



    Networking Lunch



    Close of Confernece

    Former Director of Capabilities, Armament and Technology Director at European Defence Agency
    PKR Solutions Ltd
    Commander HDF 59th SZD Airbase
    Hungarian Air Force
    Former Commander
    Czech Air Force
    Chief of Branch II - Jet /RPA at the GAF Forces Command, Flying Operations Directorate.
    German Air Force
    Wing Commander 21st Tactical Air Base
    Czech Air Force
    Chief A7 Branch and Chief of Combat Training
    Czech Air Force
    Head of Department of Air Force and Aircraft Technology
    University of Defence, Czech Republic
    Commander 61st Stormo
    Italian Air Force
    UK Tornado and F-35 Force Commander until autumn 2015.
    Head of Program Management M-345 Program
    Vice President - Military Sales
    Aero Vodochody A S
    Commandant of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School
    Canadian Air Force
    Commander 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
    Canadian Air Force
    Head of Flight Training
    Hungarian Air Force
    Former Deputy Chief of General Staff
    Czech Armed Forces
    Czech Air Force
    Executive Vice President L-39NG
    Aero Vodochody
    Thinke Company Ltd
    Project Manager, Simulation, Defence Material Organisation
    Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands
    Officer Commanding OC Standards and Instructor Training Hawk T2
    RAF Valley
    Training Program Manager, EUCOM, Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron
    US Air Force

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Associations



    An Alternative Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training

    An Alternative Approach to Fast Jet Pilot Training

    Andel's Hotel
    7 June 2017
    Prague, Czech Republic


    Andel's Hotel

    Stroupeznickeho 21, Prague, Czech Republic

    The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left side of the river Vltava, in the modern quarter of 'Andel', andel's by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and 'Andel' metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Aero is historically the world’s largest jet training aircraft manufacturer with more than 11,000 produced aircraft and over 13,000,000 flight hours total log of the fleet – established in 1919. Aero produced more than 6,700 own design jet training aircraft - 70% of the world production, operated in 60 countries.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    CAE is a global leader in delivery of training for the defence & security, civil aviation and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,500 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 defence and civil aircrew, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. CAE's Defence & Security division focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. We are a world-class training systems integrator, offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments. We serve our global defence and security customers through four regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE's capabilities, technologies and solutions.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Leonardo Aircraft Division is part of Leonardo, one of the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. As a single entity from January 2016, organised into business divisions (Helicopters; Aircraft; Aero-structures; Airborne & Space Systems; Land & Naval Defence Electronics; Defence Systems; Security & Information Systems), Leonardo operates in the most competitive international markets by leveraging its areas of technology and product leadership. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK and the U.S.

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    “Our goal is simple, to promote enhanced cooperation for Central and Eastern European fighter jet pilots and standardize the level of training to ensure successful future domestic and joint operations.” Major General Jaromír Šebesta, Commander, Czech Air Force


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    Czech Republic

    Andel's Hotel

    The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left side of the river Vltava, in the modern quarter of 'Andel', andel's by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and 'Andel' metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.



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