Philippe Campos

Improving Online Aviation Training

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Philippe Campos, CEO Europe & VP Marketing, Butterfly Training

Serial entrepreneur, passionate manager, over 20+ years of experience in the aviation industry developing and offering innovative services. Philippe thrives in both new technology environment and managerial capacity and entrepreneurship.

Philippe’s passion started looking at airplanes and hearing his grandfather’s bravery stories as a fighter pilot during the Spanish civil war. Philippe started his career as a pilot in the French Navy in 1995, and just before graduated from aircraft engineering at Air France school.

The early entrepreneurship desire lead Philippe to also graduate from SupDeV Business School in Paris. By then he founded Avico’s Group aviation dedicated recruitment company, the consecutively co-founded Next Way Consulting and Social Chroma (start-up in social data analytics), and co-founded Butterfly Training in 2005.

Today Philippe’s daily objective is to help the aviation industry shape and develop tomorrow’s aviation training and provide the industry with a unique experience.

Currently working with a number of high profile aviation names and expanding Butterfly Training’s online aviation training business and name across the world including Europe and North America as main territories of development.

Improving Online Aviation Training

The requirement for aviation training to evolve is ever-pressing – with a very serious staff shortage and the arrival of tech-savvy millennials who crave technically stimulating training methods to our industry.

Should aviation training review its current training solutions and foster innovation using new technologies?

Using the experience gained in delivering mandatory training solutions to airlines, airports, handling agents, suppliers and retailers and training over 1 million people, we plan to deliver a visual review of the three levels of sophistication Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 that have formed what we call eLearning traditionally and what we see as some future training technologies that will be used to enhance online training such as mobile learning, micro-learning, learning through video, 360° immersive training and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality.

Guaranteeing immersion in the training materials and knowledge retention are the biggest challenges in modern online training, especially with millennials who are used to seeing big budget effects on TV or in films and playing visually complex video games on a regular basis.

Some solutions such as gamification whereby you create real life scenarios allow the trainee to be the hero and go to complicated or dangerous places that would normally not be accessible. Micro-learning whereby you create short modules with either animation, video or images help to refresh subject matter between training courses, improve absorption and knowledge retention. When they are mixed with more conventional educational content they can deliver the best results and will form best practice in the industry for years to come.

Nowadays with the necessary technology included on smartphones it allows everyone to view visually impressive content. The onus is on the training team to develop the content and relevant “on the job” scenarios to learn more and to promote employee engagement.