LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 3, 2008) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Amparo Calatayud has rejoined the company as Assistant Manager, Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center.
“We are delighted to welcome Ampy back to FlightSafety. She has the experience, leadership skills and proven ability to provide our customers with the highest quality training and service,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International.
She joined FlightSafety in 1997 as an instructor and was promoted to Assistant Manager the following year. Ampy was then named Manager, San Antonio Learning Center and served in that role for five years. She left to raise her family and has recently served as a volunteer in the Burn Unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center, as Chairman, Green Door Thrift Shop and with the Community of Hope organization.
Ampy joined the United States Army in 1975 and served with the 159th Aviation Unit, Department of Allied Systems Training and the Helicopter BN, School of the Americas as an Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Test Pilot Evaluator. She is a multi-engine rated fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot and is type rated in the Metro SA 227 and Sikorsky SK-70. Ampy retired as a commissioned officer after 20 years of service. She holds a Master of Science in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from Queens College in New York.
FlightSafety’s Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center provides training for pilots and maintenance technicians who operate a wide range of business aircraft, including the Gulfstream G100, G150, G200, GII and GIII, as well as the Dassault Falcon 10/100, 20, 50EX, 2000, 2000EX EASy and 900EX. The Center also offers comprehensive training for the Bombardier CRJ and Embraer ERJ regional aircraft. The Center is equipped with fifteen FlightSafety designed and manufactured full-motion simulators, numerous interactive classrooms, advanced technology training devices and customer service facilities.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.