FlightSafety Selected By the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Aviation Division to Provide Bell 407 Training

LaGuardia Airport, New York (June 10, 2013) – FlightSafety is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division, based in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide training for the Bell 407 helicopter at its Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“The selection of FlightSafety’s Bell 407 training program by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, is a clear demonstration of the highest quality training and outstanding service we provide,” said Greg McGowan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “FlightSafety’s significant investment in new helicopter training programs, flight simulators, and conveniently located Learning Centers, clearly demonstrates our commitment to serve and support this very important and growing segment of the aviation industry.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the Bell 407 Initial Training courses FlightSafety provided,” said Sergeant Wes Kuefer, Flight Supervisor, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division.

FlightSafety’s Lafayette Learning Center offers training for the AgustaWestland AW139, Bell 206, Bell 407, Sikorsky S-76C+/C++, and Sikorsky S-92. Highly experienced and well qualified instructors utilize comprehensive courseware and training equipment developed to meet the specific needs of helicopter operators. The equipment includes full flight simulators and other advanced training devices, as well as DeskTop simulators for classroom instruction, Graphical FlightDeck simulators used in systems integration training, and the SimVu simulator session debriefing system.

The simulators feature the latest advances in technology including the company’s VITAL X visual system. It displays highly realistic scenes optimized for a wide variety of mission-specific training scenarios and low level flight operations. The system also offers increased scene content, vastly improved weather features, and enhanced levels of detail for optimum cueing.

FlightSafety provides mission-specific training for Airborne Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Executive Transport, Newsgathering, Offshore Oil, Search and Rescue, and other corporate, commercial, and military helicopter operators.

Training for helicopters manufactured by AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, and Sikorsky, is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona; West Palm Beach, Florida; and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.

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 the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

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