FlightSafety International has launched the Proficiency Protection Program designed to help pilots and maintenance technicians of business aircraft who have become involuntarily unemployed this year.
FlightSafety will offer a no-cost recurrent training course to pilots of business aircraft who were training under a full-service contract at the time of involuntary job loss. The training will be provided in an aircraft type the pilot trained on under that agreement. Maintenance technicians who were enrolled in FlightSafety’s Master Technician program at the time of involuntary job loss may receive the next course towards their Master Technician rating at no cost.
The program will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2009. FlightSafety will schedule the training on an as-available basis and it must be started while the pilot or technician is unemployed. To be eligible, the loss of employment must be as a result of a staff reduction or job elimination that has occurred since Jan. 1, 2009. Those who have been provided FlightSafety training by a company, organization or individual since their job loss, or have been laid off temporarily, furloughed, become unemployed for other reasons, are not eligible.
Pilots and technicians who take advantage of this program are not required to repay the cost of the course or to enter into a new training agreement with FlightSafety once re-employed.
For more information: FlightSafety.com.