Training Solutions for Aviation Training Professionals

The 25th World Aviation Training Summit

18-20 April 2023 • Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida


Get ready for a totally new kind of pilot training! 

Col Don "Stryker" Haley and Dr. Kent Halverson will join us at WATS 2023 to tackle this burgeoning subject.

The duo will discuss the technical challenges of training the first cadre of eVTOL pilots, with a focus on their evolving role, measuring pilot proficiency, and developing an eVTOL curriculum. 

With increased automation, pilot workload is decreasing, but it's not always obvious what aspects of flight are machine-controlled vs human-controlled. Come along to session four on day one and hear from the two experts on how we remain safe and proficient in this increasingly automated age!

Col Haley is Commander, Detachment 62, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command. In his current role, he supports AFWERX Agility Prime by accelerating the commercial and military adoption of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) technologies through curriculum development and training. An F-15E fighter pilot and former fighter squadron commander, he has over 3200 hours and 700 combat hours. He taught fighter lead-in training as a T-38 instructor at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training and was an F-15E evaluator and instructor pilot.

Dr. Halverson is Principal Scientist & Senior Director of the Training, Learning, and Readiness Division at Aptima, Inc. He manages a portfolio of research projects for a variety of DoD research agencies such as the Air Force Research Lab, across a variety of operational domains (e.g., military pilots, infantry soldiers, intelligence analysts), levels of analysis (e.g., individuals, teams, organizations), and research perspectives (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, process, system)

The duo's session contributes to an action packed three days of discussion at WATS 2023. Click here to see the full pilot conference, sponsored by Touch & Go Solutions, and plan your visit to WATS!