WATS 2024

The World Aviation Training Symposium

30th April - May 2nd, 2024.

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida, US


In a bid to further enrich the content and diversity of World Aviation Training Summit (WATS), the world's largest simulation training event, a dedicated conference stream focused on Ab Initio training has been introduced for 2024.

Spearheaded by Paul Preidecker, a former chief flight instructor, examiner, and captain with over 30 years experience in the airline industry, this new addition promises to be a highlight for both providers and potential employers seeking graduates from Approved Training Organizations (ATOs).

Scheduled to kick off on Tuesday afternoon and extend until mid afternoon on Wednesday, this specialized stream delves into the intricacies of Ab Initio training.

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Covering crucial topics such as the integration of new technologies, the evolving culture of training, and a comprehensive regulatory review of various Ab Initio programs, attendees can expect invaluable insights into the future of pilot training.

A noteworthy feature of this program is the participation of the Women in Aviation Training group, set to host a compelling panel discussion on Wednesday morning. This session aims to provide unique perspectives and address important aspects of Ab Initio training, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this space.

For those involved in Ab Initio training or those keen on hiring skilled graduates, this stream is a must-attend. The program is designed to foster learning, encourage networking, and offer a platform for industry professionals to engage in meaningful discussions. 

As the aviation industry continues to evolve, staying abreast of the latest trends and advancements in pilot training is paramount. The Ab Initio training stream at WATS 2024 ensures that participants gain actionable insights, establish valuable connections, and contribute to shaping the future of pilot education.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of an informative and engaging program.


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