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FlightSafety International Names Scott Politte Assistant Manager, Wichita East Learning Center

NEW YORK (April 1, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that Scott Politte has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Wichita East Learning Center. He succeeds Russ Axtell who has retired following a highly successful career with the company.

“Scott has the experience and expertise in training, as well as the management skills and extensive understanding of Customer needs required to help lead and support our Teammates at the Wichita East Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations. “We are confident that Scott will continue the excellent work done by Russ Axtell, and that our Customers will appreciate and benefit from his experience and commitment to excellence.”

“During his 16 years with FlightSafety Russ continuously strived to exceed Customer expectations by providing the highest quality training tailored to their specific needs,” said Daniel MacLellan. “He is well recognized for helping our Customers to achieve and maintain proficiency and for the encouragement and guidance he provided to his Teammates. All of us thank Russ for his contributions, and wish him the very best.”

Scott joined FlightSafety in 2006 as a Product Marketing Manager. He then served as an Auditor for FlightSafety’s Quality Management System and as a Training Center Evaluator. Scott was the Citation 650 Program Manager and Director of Training at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Toledo, Ohio prior to becoming the Assistant Director of Training at the Wichita East Learning Center in 2012.

He graduated from Parks College of Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Sciences. Scott has over 3,000 hours of flying experience, holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is a Certified Flight Instructor and Training Center Evaluator. He is type rated in the Cessna Citation 650 and Citation 500 series aircraft.

The Wichita East Learning Center offers 19 simulators for Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. They are used to provide training for the Beechcraft Baron, Bonanza, 400A, King Air B200, C90, C200, 350 and Premiere 1A; Cessna Caravan, Citation CJ4, CJ3, M2, and Mustang; as well as Hawker 4000, 4000XP, 800XP, and 900XP aircraft.

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.


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