FlightSafety's LaGuardia Learning Center to Offer King Air 200 Training

LaGuardia Airport, New York (October 20, 2009) – FlightSafety International announces that its Learning Center located at New York’s LaGuardia Airport will offer training for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft.

“We look forward to serving owners and operators of the large fleet of King Air 200 aircraft in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States and in Canada,” said Ralph Lintelman, Manager, FlightSafety LaGuardia Learning Center.

Installation of FlightSafety’s King Air 200 flight simulator at the LaGuardia Center has been completed. It is expected to be qualified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration in December, 2009 and training is scheduled to begin later that month for Part 91 and Part 135 flight operations. FlightSafety will also use the simulator to conduct King Air 90 and King Air 100 differences training. Pilots will also benefit from FlightSafety’s simulator flight debriefing system.

The simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s new VITAL X visual system. It features realistic, detailed, high-resolution views designed to enhance safety. Combined with the latest state-of-the-art high resolution projectors, VITAL X reproduces day and night scenes accurately for all kinds of weather. These systems feature continuous global high-resolution satellite imagery and environmental conditions that accurately represent complex scenes during all phases of flight from taxi and takeoff to landing. The simulator also features electromechanical instrumentation and a KLN 90 B global positioning system.

The LaGuardia Learning Center currently offers training programs and flight simulators for the Hawker Beechcraft 1900C and 1900D aircraft as well as the Shorts 360. In addition, it is one of FlightSafety’s Centers of Excellence for Aircraft Dispatcher Training, offering a wide variety of both initial and recurrent programs.

FlightSafety has been the authorized training provider for aircraft offered by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation for over 30 years.

FlightSafety offers type specific training for pilots and maintenance technicians of Hawker Beechcraft aircraft at its Learning Centers in Atlanta, Georgia; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Houston, Texas; Lakeland, Florida; London Farnborough in the United Kingdom; Long Beach, California; Paris-Le Bourget, France and Wichita, Kansas and at New York’s LaGuardia Airport starting in December 2009.

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 and Asia.