LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (June 26, 2007) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Stanley Jhagroo has been promoted to Manager of the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. He succeeds Dick Skovgaard, who is retiring.
"We are pleased Stanley has earned this well deserved promotion," said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International. Stanley has the leadership skills and experience required to manage the Academy effectively and to help ensure that our graduates are fully prepared to pursue careers as professional pilots.
Stanley began his career with FlightSafety in 1998 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility at the Academy since then. They include serving as Program Manager, Director of Standards, Chief Instructor, Assistant Manager and Quality Management Systems Specialist. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is a certified Flight Instructor. His broad experience prior to joining FlightSafety includes flying corporate and commercial aircraft, flight instruction and management responsibilities with aviation learning institutions and operators in Florida, Guyana, Turks and Caicos, and Trinidad.
Dick Skovgaard joined FlightSafety in 1989 following a distinguished 33-year career with the United States Air Force. He served as Director of Training and Assistant Manager prior to becoming Manager of the FlightSafety Academy in 2000.
"We very much appreciate Dick’s many contributions to FlightSafety and his dedication to the Academy," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO FlightSafety International. "Under Dick's leadership, the Academy has helped launch the careers of thousands of graduates who went on to fly for airlines and corporate flight departments around the world. We wish him and his family the very best."
The FlightSafety Academy campus accommodates up to 600 students and offers a full complement of classrooms, administrative offices, aircraft maintenance hangars and housing facilities. The Academy's fleet of single and twin-engine aircraft, including two aerobatic aircraft for upset recovery training, is one of the largest in the United States and students have onsite access to full flight Level D qualified simulators and other advanced technology training devices.
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.