FlightSafety International has introduced the new Gulfstream PlaneAdvantage course for pilots of Gulfstream GIV, GV, G350, G450, G500 and G550 aircraft.
The course will enable pilots to experience and understand the outer limits of the flight envelope of their Gulfstream aircraft, according to FlightSafety officials. The course is designed to instill confidence in the capability of the aircraft and to help ensure pilots are fully prepared for challenging and unusual circumstances. It offers classroom and full flight simulator training as well as an optional section that includes flying in an actual aircraft.
The course was designed by FlightSafety and Gulfstream and is only offered in Savannah. Phase One provides classroom training in advanced levels of: Aerodynamics, Stability and Control, Performance, and Aircraft Flight Control Systems. Phase Two includes time in a full flight simulator with a FlightSafety instructor. It is designed to expose the pilot to most of the flight envelope in their aircraft. This can include steep turns at maximum altitude, getting the stick pusher at slow speeds as well as system malfunctions and the activation of backup systems. Phase Three of the course will take the Phase Two simulator maneuvers and system malfunctions to the customer’s aircraft, in the company of an experienced Gulfstream test pilot. This phase is designed to give pilots confidence and awareness of the aircraft’s full range of flight maneuvers and conditions.
Gulfstream aircraft training is offered by FlightSafety at its Learning Centers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom; and in Savannah, Georgia.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training provider for Gulfstream for over 30 years and currently provides professional pilot, maintenance technician and corporate cabin attendant training using its fleet of 23 full flight aircraft simulators and other advanced technology training devices.