FlightSafety International recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida.
“The FlightSafety Academy has made a significant contribution to the aviation industry since its founding in 1966,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “The academy is recognized worldwide for the high quality training it provides and for helping to prepare each student to pursue a career as a professional pilot. We sincerely appreciate the many contributions of our teammates in Vero Beach and thank the 18,000 academy graduates who fly for 62 airlines and over 100 corporate flight departments around the world for their confidence and support.”
FlightSafety Academy’s 30 acre campus offers a variety of courses for students that range from no prior flying experience to training for candidate pilots from many domestic and international airlines as well as the military and other flight training organizations.
The 160 professionals who work at the academy include more than 70 CFIs.
Students with no prior flying experience can obtain a private pilot and commercial license with a multi-engine rating in approximately 44 weeks. The academy provides a wide variety of additional enrichment courses, including upset and spin recovery training, high altitude endorsements, transition to jet-powered aircraft, and introduction to glass cockpit technology.
Its fleet of close to 100 aircraft includes the Piper Warrior Cadet, Arrow and Seminole, as well as Garmin 1000-equipped Cessna 172 aircraft.
FlightSafety Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and approved by the United States Veterans Administration for rotorcraft transition courses and training that leads to obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
For more information: FlightSafety.com