WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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Helicopter Aviation Training Symposium


WATS 2017 Conference Chair: Chris Lehman, Editor-in-Chief, CAT Magazine

Moderator: Rick Adams

Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd May 2017

0900-1000  Session 1 - Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) Christopher A. Hart, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
2) Captain Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, ICAO
The Future of ICAO PANS-TRG 
1000-1100  Coffee
1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Training (all conference tracks)
1) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Data-driven Training Insights
2) Robin Glover-Faure, Vice President Airline Training, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions, From Pilot to Aircraft Maintainer
3) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Training, Airbus Training Services & Captain Harry Nelson, Executive Ops Advisor to VP Airbus Safety
The Future of Training
4) Jin Ho Choi, Deputy Director, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Korean Government's Policy Model on Pilot Training & Supply 
1230-1400  Lunch
1400-1530  Session 3 – All About the Mission
1) Captain Dave Harris, Head of Flight Training and Standards, Babcock Mission Critical Services
2) Nick Mayhew, Senior Program Manager, L-3 Link Simulation & Training / Industry Outreach Chair, US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST)
3) Marcel Kruijer, Senior Instructor, ADAC HEMS Academy GmbH
Next-Level Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Training in Full Flight Simulators
1530-1615  Coffee
1615-1745  Session 4 – The Right Start
1) Philipp Wynands, Training Standards Manager / Deputy Director Flight Operations, Bristow Academy Inc.
2) Terry Palmer, Director, Helicopter Flight Training Center, Metro Aviation Inc.
3) John Frasca, President and CEO, Frasca International, Inc.
4) Sam Ratterree, Director of Training, PHI, Inc.

Day 2 – Wednesday 3rd May 2017
0900-1030  Session 5 – Technologies for Immersion
1) Paul Ozmer, Regional Director of Training Operations - Rotorcraft, FlightSafety International
“Simulator Training for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Operations”
2) Daniele Misani, International Business Director, TXT e-solutions S.p.A.
3) Justin Knaplund, Senior Staff Display Systems Engineer, FlightSafety International, Visual Systems
1030-1115  Coffee
1115-1245  Session 6A – The Human Component
1) Captain Pierluigi Lanciotti, Instructor/Check Airman, PHI Inc.
2) Captain Dario De Liguoro, Head of LH TA Flight Training Design, Standardization and Effectiveness, Leonardo Helicopters
Evidence-Based Training (EBT), A Revolution in Rotary Wing Learning Technology
3) Joel Flinois, Helicopter Simulation Product Line Manager, Thales Training & Simulation
1245-1415  Lunch
1415-1545  Session 6B – Collaborative Knowledge
1) Kyle Crooks, President, AVT Simulation
2) Stuart "Kipp" Lau, Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) Systems Manager, SKYTRAC Systems
3) Thomas K. Vaidhyan, Chairman & CEO, Aten Inc.
1545-1630  Coffee
1630-1800  Session 6C – The HATS Summit
The Future of Helicopter Training: A Roundtable of International Panel of Experts
Moderator: Rick Adams
Subject experts representing operators, OEMs, regulators, simulation developers, training providers, and academia will discuss the critical issues facing helicopter training in the next 10-20 years.

Day 3 - Thursday 4th May 2017
0900-1030  Session 7 – S&T Technology Future Trends Outlook (all conference tracks)
1) Brad Southwick, Principal Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins
Visual System Technologies for Immersive Training Environments 
2) Michael S. French, Chief Operating Officer, LSI, Inc.
3) Joel Flinois, Helicopter Simulation Product Line Manager, Thales Training & Simulation
Virtual Reality: A New Dimension for Helicopter Simulation 
1030-1115  Coffee
1115-1245  Session 8 – Special Panel: Harnessing the Power of New Learning Environments (all conference tracks)
Special panel led by Dr. Suzanne Kearns, will focus on the key strategies that are known to increase learning and retention. Panelists will offer specific examples from their own operational backgrounds and research.  
Panelists will include:
Captain Ken Shrum, Head of Training - Americas, Boeing Flight Services
Dr. Kenneth Byrnes, Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Captain Amit Singh, Consultant
Lori J. Brown, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation

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