LaGuardia Airport, New York (November 11, 2009) – FlightSafety International announces that FlightSafety Academy, located in Vero Beach, Florida, has entered into an agreement with CABAIR and its affiliate, Orlando Flight Training, to jointly offer JAA pilot training. FlightSafety Academy students who wish to qualify for a European license will be able to complete their FAA qualifications in Vero Beach before moving to Orlando Flight Training in Kissimmee, Florida for JAA ATPL ground school/CPL course and then to CABAIR in the United Kingdom to obtain a JAA Instrument Rating.
Phase one of the 13 month, three phase program, will be conducted at FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. It includes completion of the FAA Private Pilot License, Single-engine Instrument Rating and an Hours Build course to achieve 170 hours of total time. The training will be conducted in Piper Warrior Cadet aircraft over a six month period.
Orlando Flight Training will conduct phase two of the program. This six month course includes 750 hours of ground school, the required written examinations, and the start of a JAA Commercial Pilot flight training program. Students will achieve 10 hours CPL Single-engine and 8 hours Multi-engine during this phase and will take a JAA CPL skills test.
Students will then complete the course at CABAIR with a one month instrument conversion phase program that includes 10 hours of flight simulator training and 10 hours in a multi-engine aircraft.
FlightSafety Academy helps to prepare students to fly advanced technology aircraft safely and efficiently in an increasingly complex environment. They have access to FlightSafety’s large fleet of single and multi engine aircraft, full flight simulators, and advanced training devices. The Academy has onsite accommodations for up to 350 people and a full compliment of classrooms, briefing rooms and aircraft maintenance hangars.
Many international and domestic airlines as well as corporate flight departments from around the world consider the FlightSafety Academy to be an excellent source for well-trained pilots. Over 13,000 graduates now fly for more than 50 airlines and 100 corporate flight departments worldwide.
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. We provide more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Asia.