LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 13, 2012) – FlightSafety International announces that Nancy Ritter has been promoted to Manager of FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. She replaces Daniel Greenhill who is leaving the company.
“We are very pleased to promote Nancy to Manager of FlightSafety Academy. She is most deserving,” said Greg McGowan, Vice President, Operations. “As a graduate of FlightSafety Academy, Nancy understands and appreciates the dedication, commitment, and high quality training required to become a professional pilot. We are confident that Nancy will excel in her new role and consistently go above and beyond to help ensure students are fully prepared to fly for the many airlines and corporate flight departments around the world that consider FlightSafety Academy to be an outstanding resource when hiring pilots.”
Nancy joined FlightSafety following her graduation from FlightSafety Academy in 1994. She has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility since then. They include Assistant Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor, Seneca (Part 61) Program Manager, JAA Program Manager, and Flight Instructor Program Manager. She most recently served as Assistant Manager responsible for all Part 141, 142 and 61 flight training ensuring that the Academy’s academic flight instruction meets regulatory requirements and the company’s high quality standards.
She graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Sciences. She also completed the United States Air Force initial officer training program in Lackland, Texas. Nancy holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate, is a Certified Flight Instructor with single and multi engine ratings, and has a Swiss pilots License.
FlightSafety Academy has helped launch the careers of thousands of graduates who went on to fly for airlines and corporate flight departments around the world. Today, some 13,000 graduates of FlightSafety Academy fly for 62 airlines and over 100 corporate flight departments.
It offers high quality training programs and has a reputation for graduating men and women who possess excellent pilot skills. The curriculum, taught by FlightSafety Academy’s highly qualified and experienced instructors, helps to prepare graduates to fly advanced technology aircraft safely and efficiently.
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. Students also have access to full flight Level D qualified simulators and other advanced technology training devices.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.