Challenges of Modern Air Training and System Solution

15 - 17 October 2024 | Prague, Czech Republic


We are very pleased to announce the second edition of Future Air Force 2024, a conference focused on the training of air force personnel. This year's event will take place in conjunction with the 15th annual Future Forces Forum Defense and Security Technology Exhibition in Prague from 15th to 17th October 2024.

We firmly hope to build on the success of the 2023 edition of the Future Air Force Conference. The conference was attended by over 70 delegates - representing 27 nations from around the world with 6 air force commanders and 18 serving generals in attendance".

What you can expect from this year's event:
  1. Inspiring presentations, interesting papers from renowned experts in the field of air force personnel  training.
  2. Opportunities to engage in discussion and share your views with other experts.
  3. New emerging technologies. We will introduce you to new technologies and trends in the world of aviation training.
  4. Networking - you will have a unique opportunity to establish new relationships and share experiences with aviation professionals.
New topics for 2024 conference are:
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Pilot Training. The introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles into the Air Force's armament is undoubtedly a priority for most air forces. New technologies bring with them the implementation of new innovative approaches to training UAV pilots and crews of next-generation aircraft that enable communication between these assets.

  • Adaptive learning - new methods of training aviation personnel that focus on the individual needs of students, tailoring instruction to their abilities and pace.

  • Lessons learned from exercises and training of aviation personnel within international training centers.

This year's event is again held under the auspices of the Commander of the Air Force of the Czech Armed Forces, Major General Petr Čepelka.

We look forward to welcome you in the heart of Europe, the ancient city of Prague.

Introducing new chairman of the Conference

Major General (ret) Bohuslav Dvořák, former Deputy Chief of General Staff of Czech Armed Forces, present Defence and Security Advisor to Czech Defence Industries. He was born on 8th May 1960 in Kaplice. He graduated from Military Aviation Academy in Košice as helicopter pilot in 1983.

His Service experience began in 1983 as a helicopter pilot, from 1986 he took on a variety of command posts in the 11th Helicopter regiment such as Flight, Deputy Squadron and Squadron command roles. 

By 1993 He was Senior inspector – SO1 AVN, A3 Section, 3rd Tactical Air Force Corps HQ before 1997 when he was DACOS AIR, Czech Armed Forces Contingent HQ, SFOR, Bosnia-Herzegovina again returning to his previous role in 1999. He took on a variety of NATO roles including SO1 AVN, ACE Mobile Force (Land) Command, NATO, Heidelberg and DACOS J3Air –"Allied Harbor" Operation, AFOR HQ, Albania. In 2006-2007 served in Afghanistan as Czech Contingent Commander and as Military Commander of Kabul International Airport (KAIA).

After a number of other staff and command roles between 2002 and 2009 he reached the position of Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces Development & Operational Division; Czech Armed Forces General Staff taking full command in 2010–2012. On 8th May 2010 promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and by 2012 became Deputy Chief of the General Staff - Chief of Staff being promoted to the rank of Major General on 28th October that year.

By 2014 he was Deputy Minister of Defence for Acquisition before retiring from active and political service in 2015 and became active in his present role of Defence and Security Adviser to the Czech Defence Industries.

During his career he flew more than 2 500 hours on Mi-2, W-3, Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters

He is married, father of three sons.

His hobbies include skiing and swimming.