Flight training

October 24, 2013 - 9:30pm

FlightSafety Services Corporation (Booth No. N1921) has promoted Gen. Ron Ladnier (USAF, retired.) to vice president, replacing Mike Sangster, who retires from the position at the end of 2013.

In his new position Ladnier will oversee company finances, contracts, human resources and operations. He has been with FlightSafety since 2011 as director, Military Business Development, where he identified and provided training solutions.

Ladnier came to FlightSafety from the U.S. Air Force, where he reached the rank of Major General, and had extensive interagency experience.

October 24, 2013 - 7:10pm

FlyRight (Booth No. C12035), a Concord, N.C.-based pilot training facility, is no longer just about pilots. At NBAA 2013 the company announced that it has signed an agreement with Global Jet Services of Simsbury, Conn. to provide FAA, EASA, TC and CASA approved King Air maintenance training at FlyRight’s Concord base. The maintenance students can now use FlyRight’s level D simulator for engine run and taxi training.

October 24, 2013 - 5:10pm

SyberJet Aircraft of San Antonio, Texas, is offering a new factory flight-training program for the SJ30 twinjet with instructors who have “thousands of hours” of experience in the aircraft, the company says.

The program is being led by Mark Elwess, chief test pilot and manager of flight operations for SyberJet, and company executive Mark Fairchild. Both have more than 1,000 hours each in the aircraft.

The training covers initial type ratings, recurrency, insurance manuals and Part 135 instruction.

October 24, 2013 - 4:25pm

Patrick Ky, the new executive director at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), is willing to take into account peculiarities of general aviation, which includes business aviation and helicopters, in future regulation. Prompted to react to the industry’s unease at often being lumped with the airline world, Ky confirmed that EASA is carrying on with its efforts, with the FAA, toward less restrictive and more performance-based certification rules, he told AIN.

October 23, 2013 - 9:40pm

SimCom Training Centers (Booth No. N4907) announced at NBAA 2013 that it is using the Cygnus tool from Redbird Flight Simulations to link any aviation or navigation app running on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to a simulator. The “location” of the aircraft being flown in the simulator is passed to the portable device as if it were in an actual aircraft.

“We believe pilots should train the way they fly,” said Eric Hanson, president of Orlando, Fla.-based SimCom. “Cygnus allows SimCom customers to use GPS-enabled tablets in the same way they do in their aircraft.”

October 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Women in Corporate Aviation

NBAA’s convention and trade show is about networking, and no one knows how to network better than the women and men who are at the core of the non-profit Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA). Instead of holding down a booth, these generous individuals, with the support of the companies the work for, comb the halls as they work to create opportunities for those trying to break into the industry.

October 23, 2013 - 7:40pm
FlightSafety’s new Vital 1100 visual simulation system

FlightSafety International is here at NBAA 2013 displaying the latest step forward in its quest for truly realistic flight simulation: the Vital 1100 visual system (see it at Booth No. N1921).

Dan Myers, FlightSafety’s director of marketing for visual simulation systems, told AIN that development of the Vital 1100 came about following extensive feedback from FlightSafety customers. “We were able to provide a high-end, quality product in the previous Vital system, but customers would often suggest, ‘what if you did this?’ Our engineers ran with that,” said Myers.

October 23, 2013 - 6:20pm

FlightSafety International (Booth No. N1921) is preparing to offer a new web-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) course as part of its eLearning programs.

The course will begin in November and is designed to develop pilot knowledge of the ADS-B system, review flight plan considerations, MEL requirements and human factors issues. The course will provide pilots with the necessary training to apply for FAA authorization to conduct ADS-B operations outside U.S. airspace in accordance with FAA Advisory Circular 90-114.

October 22, 2013 - 9:00am
Pilots who undergo upset prevention and recovery training at CAE and APS can receive insurance premium credits from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. The training is conducted in the U.S. in an Extra 300.

Business jet and turboprop operators insured by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Booth No. N1121) can receive premium credits toward upset safety training through a new program announced here at NBAA. The program offers premium credits to qualifying jet and turboprop operators whose pilots complete the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) program offered jointly by aviation training companies CAE (Booth No. N3533) and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS, Booth No. N527).

October 14, 2013 - 2:40pm

The FAA this month will issue a rule requiring a new approach to stall training for airline pilots that runs counter to previous guidance. According to Dr Jeff Schroeder, the agency’s chief scientific and technical officer, the new approach will, “take a lot of work to undo previous training because some pilots are ‘spring-loaded’ to the previous technique.”

 
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