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FlightSafety Expands Gulfstream Training Options

 - October 15, 2018, 9:57 AM
FlightSafety’s G500 advanced graphical flight deck simulator is FAA Level 4-qualified.

FlightSafety International (Booth 2638) has added several new Gulfstream training options, including advanced upset and recovery training for the Gulfstream GIV. That course, which is available at FlightSafety's Savannah, Georgia learning center, enables pilots to recognize, experience, and recover from in-flight loss of aircraft control via an upgraded Gulfstream IV simulator. The simulator is equipped with FlightSafety's new Vital 1100 visual system, which provides mission-specific imagery and improved scene content and environmental effects.

According to executive director Dann Runik, the course "allows pilots to safely experience and recover from historically accurate, in-flight upset events in a way that would be far too dangerous to experience in an actual aircraft." The academic segment of this course consists of four hours on topics such as low/high-speed aerodynamics, stability and control, aircraft performance, and upset recovery technique.

Meanwhile, training for the Gulfstream G500 is also under way at FlightSafety's Savannah center. The training course for a common G500 and G600 common type rating lasts 23 days and includes training aboard two full-motion simulators, three graphical flight-deck simulators, and classrooms offering an interactive cockpit. Pilots can expect 46 hours of classroom instruction, 18 hours of systems integration, eight hours in the flight training devices, and 24 hours of simulator time before a check ride.

FlightSafety is the first training company to offer enhanced flight and vision systems (EFVS) to touchdown and rollout training for the G500. The stand-alone course meets FAA training requirements for operators who use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend below the decision height/altitude or minimum descent altitude. Certification for Gulfstream EFVS operations for landing and rollout is accompanied by an additional approval that enables Part 135 operators to dispatch and begin instrument approaches when visibilities are lower than approach minimums.

FlightSafety has been the official training organization for Gulfstream for more 40 years. Training for Gulfstreams is available at FlightSafety's U.S. locations in California, Delaware, Georgia, Ohio, Dallas, as well as in Hong Kong and London.