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FlightSafety and Gulfstream Offer a New Energy Management Course That Focuses on the Physics of Operating a Gulfstream Aircraft During Descent

NEW YORK (May 19, 2014) – FlightSafety International and Gulfstream introduce a new Energy Management Course. The course focuses on the physics of operating a Gulfstream aircraft during the descent phase of flight.

The course includes two hours of ground school and four hours in a flight simulator. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Savannah, Georgia; and will be available in Long Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom by the end of the year.

Pilots will learn the tools available to understand their “energy state” at any given point on the descent. It includes up to 10 different scenarios during each two-hour simulator period. This will help the flight crew to predict whether they will meet stabilized approach criteria well in advance of arriving at the stabilized criteria point on the approach.

One of the main goals of the course is to allow flight crews to act much earlier in resolving any high energy problems while they are still easily handled. The information learned in this course will equip flight crews to avoid non-stable approaches.

It is recommended that this course be taken as a crew for maximum effectiveness. The course will be conducted in a simulator for the Gulfstream aircraft type the pilots have trained for within the past year.

FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. Training is provided using a fleet of 30 full flight simulators, six cabin trainers, and comprehensive crew emergency equipment at Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Hong Kong; Long Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.