The Royal Canadian Air Force to provide exclusive updates on Fixed-Wing Training at Military Flight Training 2019

  • Posted by Maria Ardael
  • September 3, 2019 10:37 AM BST
SMi Reports: Senior representative from the Royal Canadian Air Force will be speaking at the Military Flight Training Conference in London, next month

The agenda for SMi’s Military Flight Training Conference taking place on the 9TH – 10TH October 2019 in London, features over 15 military and industry expert speakers giving briefings and perspectives on maximising military flight training capabilities for the 21st century from: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, UK, and USA.

Expert speaker Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton, Commanding Officer, 426 Transport Training Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force will be presenting on day-one of the event on ‘The Role of the 426 Transport Training Squadron in Building and Delivering Effective Fixed Wing Training Programmes’.

About Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton: After joining the RCAF as an Air Navigator in 1998, he has flown as an instructor/evaluator on the CC130H and E-3, deploying numerous times around the globe. An experienced staff officer at the Canadian Joint Operations Command, he was also the Deputy Commanding Officer of 426 (T) Sqn, and the Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Station Alert, having recently assumed command of 426 (T) Sqn on 20 July 2018. Lt Col Rozema-Seaton is also a graduate of the Canadian Joint Command and Staff Program, and holds two master's degrees.

Erik Rozema-Seaton’s presentation will cover:

  • Generating operationally effective air mobility aircrew and technicians to operate in full support of Canadian Forces operations
  • Contractor cooperation to deliver flexible training delivery
  • Flight simulator to train pilots in advanced and realistic operational scenarios
  • Preparing aircrew and support staff for international deployments versatile training facilities

The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download online at    

Other Fixed-Wing Training presentations include:

Colonel DeAnna Franks, Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing, US Air National Guard will be speaking on ‘Preparing Fixed-Wing Crews for Complicated Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Missions’.

Mr Martin Scherrer, Head of Flight Operations,Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH [SPONSOR] will be speaking on ‘DART-550 The Next Level of Versatility’.

For those interested in attending the conference next month, registrations will soon be limited. It is advised to book your place at 


Military Flight Training 2019

9th – 10th October

London, UK

Sponsors: Diamond Aircraft Industries and Leonardo