Military, Training

COMPANY PROFILE: FlightSafety International

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007

FlightSafety delivers an unparalleled training experience that offers exceptional value over in-aircraft training. As one of the world’s foremost aviation training companies and developer of the first Level-D certificated full-flight simulator for rotorcraft, no one understands better than FlightSafety the real-world challenges helicopter pilots regularly encounter. And no one has more experience preparing crews to face them.

Simulator-Based Training Advantages

Effective and comprehensive helicopter training involves reviewing and practicing normal standard operating procedures, and, more importantly, abnormal and emergency procedures. FlightSafety’s full-flight simulator-based training offers the most effective, affordable and safest training method. Its simulators provide an incredibly realistic training environment that enables pilots to practice under a broad variety of weather and environmental conditions, but without the risk they’d encounter in an actual aircraft.


Superior Environment For Superior Training

FlightSafety’s advanced technology simulators can reproduce real-world flight characteristics down to the smallest detail. Its VITAL 9 visual simulation system provides helicopter pilots with high-resolution imagery and replicates environmental conditions experienced during all phases of flight.

Readiness for Every Situation

Most helicopter incidents involve night flight or instrument meteorological conditions. FlightSafety’s full-flight simulator-based training enables pilots to practice under these and many other conditions while exploring how crew resource management, human factors, and decision-making principles can impact performance. Integrating these lessons into the full-flight environment allows them to be repeated and refined precisely and safely again and again until a pilot reaches full proficiency.

Proven Training For All Missions and Types

FlightSafety develops its simulator technology and training programs in close cooperation with aircraft manufacturers. It delivers simulator-based, mission-specific courses for virtually all helicopter types, including Sikorsky, Bell, Eurocopter and Agusta. Its experience spans all operational scenarios, from corporate and military operations to EMS, law enforcement and air rescue. Programs can be customized to emphasize scenarios specific to any operation. FlightSafety also offers a wide variety of specialty training courses to meet helicopter pilots’ specific training requirements.

  • Instrument Procedures

  • Inadvertent IMC Procedures

  • Night Operations

  • EMS Flight Operations

  • Law Enforcement Flight Operations

  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)

  • Approach and Landing Accident Reduction (ALAR)

  • Aviation Decision Making (ADM)

Training Leadership

FlightSafety prides itself as being the world’s premier aviation training organization. Its team is dedicated to the safe operation of aircraft through its comprehensive training programs and worldwide network of 40 Learning Centers. More than 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full-flight simulators for both civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators.

FlightSafety Hosts Third Helicopter Safety Forum

FlightSafety will soon host its third annual Helicopter Safety Forum. It will be held Apr. 12 – 13 at the DFW Embassy Suites in Irving, Texas. Encouraged by the increased attendance and industry participation at its 2006 event, FlightSafety has broadened the forum’s scope. It will address all helicopter applications, not just air medical, the focus of its first two conferences. Attendees will include rotorcraft operators and representatives of the FAA, insurance companies, industry associations and rotorcraft manufacturers. It promises to be another key industry event.


FlightSafety Rotorcraft Special Programs

Terry Palmer, Manager

817-282-2557, ext. 135

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