LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 8, 2011) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Mitch Alexander has been promoted to Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Daleville, Alabama.
“Mitch’s proven leadership experience, in-depth knowledge of training center operations, and commitment to provide our Customers with high quality training programs and services, made him the ideal choice for this important role.” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations.
He replaces Ralph Hicks who has retired from FlightSafety. “All of us with FlightSafety sincerely appreciate the many contributions Ralph made during his 26 years of service. We thank him for his dedication and commitment to serve our Customers and to support our Teammates, and wish him all the best in his retirement.” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.
Mitch joined FlightSafety as an instructor at the Daleville Learning Center in 2002. He was then promoted to Program Manager of the Center’s Navy UC-12 training activities and most recently served as Assistant Manager of the Center.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Mitch served in the United States Navy for 22 years and retired with the rank of Commander. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and from Troy University in Alabama with a Masters in Human Resources. He holds an ATP, and is a Certified Flight Instructor with single and multi-engine ratings.
FlightSafety’s Daleville Learning Center provides ground school, flight simulator and in aircraft flight training for United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Customs and Border Protection personnel. The Learning Center is also responsible for the management and maintenance of FlightSafety designed and manufactured TH-67 and TH-1H simulators for the Flight School XXI program in Warrior Hall.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.