LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (October 29, 2007) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Chip White has been appointed manager of the Columbus, OH, Learning Center.
“Chip’s leadership experience and knowledge of FlightSafety’s training programs and the specific requirements of our customers will be a valuable asset in Columbus,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. “We are confident that those who train at the Center will appreciate and benefit from his commitment to excellence and personal approach to service and support.”
White served with the U.S. Navy prior to joining FlightSafety. He flew a wide variety of military aircraft, including the C130, DC-9 and Gulfstream IV during his 27 year career, and retired with the rank of Captain. Chip was one of the first U.S. Navy pilots to be trained by FlightSafety in the DC-9 aircraft and trained with the company on numerous occasions throughout his Navy career.
Chip joined FlightSafety in the year 2000 as an instructor at the company’s Regional Airline Training Center in St. Louis, MO. He was promoted to Assistant Manager in 2002 and then to Manager of the Long Beach, California Learning Center in 2004.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York in New Paltz, a Masters of Education from National-Louis University in Chicago and a Diploma in Industrial Relations and Military Sciences from the United States Air Force.
The Columbus Learning Center offers comprehensive training programs for aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Dassault and Gulfstream. The Center’s seven FlightSafety built simulators include the Cessna Citation Excel, Citation Sovereign, Citation Ultra, Citation X, Citation XLS as well as the Falcon 2000 and Gulfstream G200.
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.