FlightSafety International has promoted Kelly Allender to manager of its Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Allender, who replaces Randy Lewis who will be retiring from FlightSafety, joined FlightSafety in 2001, and most recently served as Assistant Manager at the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He has held a number of other positions of increasing responsibility at the center including Director of Programs, Program Manager for the Cessna Citation Mustang training program, as well as Ground and Simulator instructor.
He served in the United States Marines for nine years prior to joining FlightSafety. Allender is a highly experienced AV-8B Harrier and A-6E Intruder pilot and continues to serve in the Marine reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and holds a multiengine ATP with type-ratings in the Boeing 747-400, Cessna Citation Jet, and the Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft.
FlightSafety’s Tucson Learning Center provides training using a fleet of 10 full flight simulators and an advanced FAA Level 7 qualified flight training device. The center offers training for the Bombardier Learjet 25, Learjet 31A, Learjet 35, Learjet 45, Learjet 55 and Learjet 60; the Bombardier Challenger 601 3A and Challenger 604; and the Eurocopter AS350.