Legacy Flight Training will open a second training facility on the Scottsdale airport (KSDL), in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Following an extensive search process, Legacy Flight Training selected the Air Commerce Center on the Scottsdale Airport to house its west coast facility to cater to Piper PA-46 owners, with plans to open in the first quarter of 2015 with a new Meridian simulator, three multi-media classrooms, office space for the flight instructors and management, a customer reception area, and space for a Mirage/Matrix simulator.
The simulators can be configured to represent either the Garmin G-1000 cockpit or the Avidyne Entegra cockpits, and are upgradable to ensure that the simulators continue to represent the most current technology, according to company officials.
A focus on initial and recurrent training for the Piper PA-46 family of aircraft has allowed the company to develop a training curriculum that can include either training in the full motion simulator, in the owner’s aircraft, or, in both the simulator and the owner’s aircraft.
While the coursework is standardized, each instructor is able to tailor the course pace and subject matter to each specific customer, company officials noted.
Inclusion of training in the simulators allows PA-46 owners to experience and train for events that are too dangerous or risky to simulate in their aircraft, and allows them to take full advantage of all of the benefits of their glass cockpits, officials added.
Legacy Flight Training began operations at KVRB in 2010.
“The last five years have been an exciting time, as we expanded from one simulator, to two, and grew our instructor and operational team. Our focus has been on providing lasting safety and knowledge and forging long-term relationships with our customers – to whom we are forever grateful for their confidence and continued trust. We’re delighted to be able to expand our services to offer even more convenience to our current west coast customers and west coast PA-46 owners,” said Bill Inglis, president.