More than 200 pilots and maintenance technicians have applied and been qualified to receive training from FlightSafety at no charge through the company’s Proficiency Protection Program since its introduction in June.
The Proficiency Protection Program provides pilots who were training under a FlightSafety Full Service contract at the time of involuntary job loss with an opportunity to receive a recurrent training course at no charge. 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 charge.
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. FlightSafety will schedule the training on an as available basis and it must be started while the pilot or technician is unemployed. Those who have been provided FlightSafety training by a company, organization or individual since their job loss, or have been laid off temporarily, furloughed, or become unemployed for other reasons, are not eligible. The program remains in effect until Dec. 31, 2009.
The pilots and technicians who qualify and 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. Complete program details, including eligibility requirements and training request forms, are available at FlightSafety.com.