2017: Training Pilots of the Future - Techniques & Technology

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NTAS - Celebrating 30 Years of Enhancing Aviation (1987 - 2017)

Join us this year as we celebrate 30 years of collaborative partnership between academia and industry. We reflect on NTAS's contributions in being an artifact of aviation change as we remain committed to proactively helping mold the future of aviation.

Thank You to our Generous 2017 Sponsors


New Keynote Speaker Announced

USAF Official to Discuss Pilot Shortage, Importance of Public-Private Partnership 



U.S. Air Force Major General Tommy J. Williams will discuss strategic measures the Air Force is taking to address the pilot shortage and a proposed public-private partnership during NTAS 2.0 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aug. 14 to 16. 

General Williams, an Embry-Riddle alumnus, is the mobilization assistant to the deputy chief of staff for operations at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this role, he assists in formulating policy that supports air, space, irregular warfare, counter proliferation, homeland security, weather and cyber operations. He also is involved in determining necessary operational requirements, capabilities and training to support national security objectives and military strategy. 

2017 Conference Agenda information is available by clicking the links below:

Papers and Presentations


2017 Conference Details

In response to the changing aviation environment, the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) provides a forum to enhance the partnership between academia and industry. This event brings the entire "value chain" together in aviation including suppliers, training management software and courseware, flight training devices, aircraft, and support products. This unique gathering enhances the exchange of best practices, interaction among employers, suppliers, and educators, and builds relationships that result in better training and education. This year’s conference will also focus on current research conducted in academia and industry.

This year's NTAS 2.0 conference will be dedicated to the following areas:

• Pilot supply
• Flight training
• Improving instructor pilot teaching quality
• Safety in aviation
• Technology in aviation
• Leadership / management in aviation organizations
• Aviation courseware
• Emerging issues in aviation:
- Human factors
- Generational training
- Professionalism in aviation
• Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality

2017 Featured Speakers

Hon_Christopher_Hart  MajGen_Tommy_Williams

Robert Burke  Mark_Baker

Gregory_Bowles  Michael_McGee

Post-Conference Workshops

Embry-Riddle’s Professional Programs is offering two Post-Conference Workshops on Wednesday, August 16:

Workshop 1: Full Hypoxia Awareness Course (10:00am – 3:00pm)
Workshop 2: What You Don’t Know About Situational Awareness (1:30 – 4:30pm)

Action & Dates

Abstract Deadline

April 3, 2017 Extended to April 17

Abstract Decision 

May 12, 2017

Paper Submission Deadline

July 15, 2017

Poster Submission Deadline

July 15, 2017

Presentation Deadline

August 1, 2017


August 14-16, 2017


Browse the contents of 2017 - Training Pilots of the Future: Techniques & Technology:

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Daily Agenda
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Daily Agenda
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Daily Agenda
Papers / Presentations
Post-Conference Workshops
Wednesday, August 16, 2017