Design, Operations

Time to Buzz the Tower: Training Air Force Pilots with Games

The Air Force is currently short 1,200 pilots resulting in a $12 Billion Capital loss. Pilot Training Next (PTN) is a new training paradigm designed to reduce the time it takes to train an Air Force Pilot using a wide range of systems including off the shelf simulators, VR HMDs, gamification, and even Alexa apps.  The first class under PTN, flew their first solo flight 5 weeks faster than traditional students. This talk will cover some of the successes and lessons learned along the way.


John Williamson, Joel Ryan