FlightSafety International has appointed David Glass manager of its learning center in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, he has become a Regional Operations Manager and will also oversee FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Seattle, Washington.
Angie Gremard, previous manager of the Center, will now serve as a Relationship Manager for FlightSafety’s Regional Airline Customers, as well as Assistant Manager.
David joined FlightSafety in 2004 as an instructor and an FAA designated Training Center Examiner at the St. Louis Center for the Embraer 170 training program. He went on to serve as Director of Standards for St. Louis and then as Assistant Manager of the Houston Center. David became Manager of the Toledo Learning Center in 2009, and then of the Houston Center in 2010.
He served in the United States Marine Corps on active duty for 12 years and in the Reserves for 10 more as a joint staff officer, forward air controller, aircraft safety officer and squadron standardization pilot. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He then flew for Trans World Airlines and American Airlines and was an instructor and FAA Check Airman. His type ratings include the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, Boeing 757/767, Embraer 170/190, and the Citation CE560XL aircraft.
David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Masters in Management from Troy State University.
The company also has promoted Alex Thurmond to assistant manager of its Learning Center in St. Louis.
Alex joined FlightSafety in 1998 as an instructor and held a number of positions, including Program Manager, Director of Standards and Director of Training for the Toledo Learning Center. Alex was promoted to his most recent role as a Regional Director of Training Operations in 2010. His responsibilities included providing primary support to seven of FlightSafety’s Learning Centers, and helping to develop, implement and deliver internal training programs.
He graduated from Warren National University in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He received a Masters in Business Administration from Salem International University in Salem, West Virginia. Alex is type rated in four Cessna Citation aircraft and has more than 3,000 flight hours and 2,000 in simulators as an instructor. He holds Airline Transport Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificates. Alex is also a Certified Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground School Instructor, Multi-Engine Instructor, and Training Center Evaluator.
The FlightSafety Learning Center in St. Louis provides simulators, training programs and services for operators of Bombardier, Embraer, Jetstream and Sabreliner aircraft. The Center has a total of 18 simulators and offers advanced technology equipped classrooms, as well as Customer service and support areas.