LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (June 13, 2007) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that John Brasfield has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the Wichita Cessna Learning Center.
“John is a valued member of our management team. We look forward to the significant contributions he will make in this new role. His commitment to excellence in customer service and his proven management and aviation experience made him the ideal choice for Assistant Manager.” said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International.
Brasfield has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility since joining FlightSafety in 1999. He began his career as an instructor, served as Program Manager for the Beechjet, Hawker 800 XP and Hawker Horizon aircraft training programs. He was most recently Director of Programs. “John is a capable leader who consistently goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of our customers and to ensure they receive high quality training and the value they deserve.” added McGowan.
John has been in the United States Army for over nineteen years and has been a member of the Reserve since 1999. He served as Legal Assistant, Reconnaissance Squad Leader, Maintenance Officer and, just prior to joining FlightSafety, as a Financial Management Officer. He is an experienced fixed and rotor wing aircraft pilot and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. John also studied Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Southwestern College in Wichita, Kansas.
FlightSafety is the official factory authorized training organization for Cessna Aircraft Company. The experienced, customer service oriented team at FlightSafety’s two Cessna Learning Centers in Wichita provide training for pilots and maintenance technicians on a wide range of Cessna aircraft including the new Citation Mustang. They are equipped with 19 FlightSafety designed and manufactured full-motion 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.