National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)


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31st National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)
August 13 - 15, 2018
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida

2018 symposium theme just announced below. Details on Call for Abstracts, Registration, Sponsorships and more will be posted soon. Check back often for updates - we look forward to seeing you in August!

August 13 - 15, 2018: The Changing Role of the Pilot

2018 Conference Details

The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) serves as a forum for aviation professionals from academia, government, and industry to exchange ideas and learn about ways to address problems in the aviation industry. With the technological advances in automation and the advent of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), this year’s theme is focused on The Changing Role of the Pilot.

NTAS is focused on serving as a platform to enhance partnerships between academia and industry. The symposium allows various stakeholders to discuss problems and potentials solutions in areas such as pilot supply, flight training, safety, technology, leadership, virtual reality, STEM education, and other emerging issues in aviation. This forum is committed to providing a venue for aviation professionals to interact with one another, to explore new ideas, and to build new relationships that result in better training and education.

This year's symposium will be dedicated to the following areas:

• Flight Training
- Ab initio flight training
- Advanced flight training
- Changes to FAA written exams
- Outcomes of ATP-R
- Strategies / Successes in mentoring school-age children about aviation careers
• Integrated Airspace (Manned vs. Unmanned)
• NextGen — What's been done and what lies ahead
• Pilot Supply
• Professionalism / Leadership
• Safety Management Systems integration
- Airlines
- FBOs
- Incorporating Human Factors
• Aviation Maintenance
- Maintenance technician shortage
- Human factors integration
• Technology
- New technologies for ab initio flight training
- Transition to changing technologies
- Benefits and drawbacks of automation
- Cybersecurity
• Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality in Aviation Training
• Personal Air Vehicles — Challenges and opportunities for pilots
- Training
- Implications for pilots

Call for Abstracts for Papers/Posters/Presentations

NTAS 2018 will begin accepting abstracts for papers, posters, and presentations soon. Information will be posted here in the near future.

Information will be updated soon regarding registration, sponsor opportunities, and hotel accommodations. We look forward to seeing you in August.

2017 Conference proceedings are available via individual presentation pages (< click here) and the daily agenda links for all presentations including keynote speakers, featured speakers, etc.

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Browse the contents of National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS):

2017 - Training Pilots of the Future: Techniques & Technology
2016 - Pilot Supply, Regulatory Compliance, & Training Equipment