LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 12, 2007) – FlightSafety International has promoted Richard High to Manager of the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. "We are pleased that Rich has been given this well-deserved promotion," said Greg McGowan, Vice-President, Operations, FlightSafety International. "His experience, commitment to customer service and industry knowledge makes him the ideal choice to serve our Cessna Learning Center customers."
Rich joined FlightSafety in 2005 as an instructor. A year later he became Assistant Manager of the company's Cessna Learning Center in Wichita. Prior to joining FlightSafety, Rich was Commanding Officer of the University of Kansas NROTC Unit. He served in the United States Navy for 35 years, flew over 8,000 hours in the P-3 Orion, and retired with the rank of Captain.
He replaces Michael Croitoru who has been named FlightSafety's Director, Business Development, Cessna. "We appreciate Mike's leadership and his commitment to provide our customers with the highest quality service and training. I am confident that he will make a significant contribution in his new role and will continue to build upon the close working relationship we have had with Cessna over the past 25 years," added McGowan.
FlightSafety is the official factory authorized training organization for Cessna Aircraft Company. The experienced, customer service oriented team at FlightSafety's Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, provides training for pilots and maintenance technicians on a wide range of Cessna aircraft including the new Citation Mustang. The center is 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.