AFWERX, a US Air Force program, has selected FlightSmart, FlightSafety International’s integrated pilot performance evaluation and training tool, to participate in the Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators Challenge 2020.  FlightSmart was chosen from among more than 200 entrants. FlightSmart leverages AI and Machine Learning, harnessing the data-rich training environment from classroom to full motion simulators. 

The objectives of the Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators Challenge include improving the efficiency and effectiveness of combat-ready aviators, creating a more effective Air Force for the good of national security, and improving communication and collaboration across pilot training programs. FlightSmart technology delivers objective and intelligent assessments of pilot performance throughout the training environment, directly aligned with AFWERX goals. 

FlightSafety developed FlightSmart in conjunction with IBM. “FlightSmart collects and analyzes pilot performance data using advanced analytics that are presented on a real-time web-based dashboard,” said Bert Sawyer, Director, Strategic Management. “It employs Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology to capture insights using evidence-based training methodologies, and then predicts the best training approach to learning by providing instructors with a comprehensive understanding of a pilot’s strengths and weaknesses.”

FlightSmart algorithms incorporate rapid prototyping that are easily tailored to meet customer demands and promote individualized training. FlightSmart is adaptable to a wide variety of organizations seeking objective analysis of individual or overall performance in live, virtual, synthetic and constructive training environments.

If chosen as the challenge winner, FlightSafety will work with Air Combat Command (ACC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC) and Global Strike Command (AFGSC) to develop a solution that leverages existing and new data for content development, and proves the efficacy of military aviation training and development.