A Senior EPIC Principal served as Program/Project Manager in the capacity of Independent Verification and Validation specialists for the United Kingdom’s Military Flight Training function tasked with supporting the MFTS program in Replacing existing simulation software including the analogue cockpit-equipped Bell 412. The oversight role entailed my supporting industry giant Lockheed Martin (United States – Orlando, Florida) and Ascent Flight Training Systems of the United Kingdom.
The joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Babcock, Ascent is the UK Ministry of Defence’s “training system partner” for MFTS. The introduction of the Flight Simulation Change types come after the Royal Navy retired its final British Aerospace Jetstream T1s, which had been used to support the instruction of observers for its Augusta Westland AW101 Merlin HM1 and Lynx-series aircraft. Military RN and Air Force Students will progress to the King Air after first using new desktop trainers to support elementary navigator training at RAF Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire, and receiving some instruction aboard the already in-service Grob 115 Tutor from the same site. The support program was a $20M project for the UK Ministry of Defence’s UK MFTS.
“The EPIC Paradigms Group possesses a wealth of experience and served on a $20M project for the UK Ministry of Defence’s UK MFTS initiative, their thoughtful and skilled guidance made our work profitable, effective and enjoyable. EPIC ability to negotiate and traverse the sometimes stormy waters of the business world makes them indispensable. Working with the EPIC Paradigms Group was both fortuitous and one of the best experiences of my professional life.” Ava Simonsen, Flight Simulation Software Program, QA Manager for Royal Air Force