FlightSafety International Promotes Alex Thurmond to an Assistant Manager of Its Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri

NEW YORK (July 22, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that Alex Thurmond has been promoted to an Assistant Manager of its Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We are pleased that Alex has joined the St. Louis Center leadership team,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations. “Since coming to FlightSafety more than 15 years ago, Alex has made many significant contributions to the high quality training and outstanding services we provide. His work with our internal training programs has helped many of our Teammates to excel in their jobs and to further improve their service to our Customers.”

Alex joined FlightSafety in 1998 as an instructor and held a number of positions with increasing responsibility. They included Program Manager, Director of Standards and Director of Training for the Toledo Learning Center. Alex was promoted to his most recent role as a Regional Director of Training Operations in 2010. His responsibilities included providing primary support to seven of FlightSafety’s Learning Centers, and helping to develop, implement and deliver internal training programs.

He graduated from Warren National University in Cheyenne, Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He received a Masters in Business Administration from Salem International University in Salem, West Virginia. Alex is type rated in four Cessna Citation aircraft and has more than 3,000 flight hours and 2,000 in simulators as an instructor. He holds Airline Transport Pilot and Commercial Pilot certificates. Alex is also a Certified Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground School Instructor, Multi-Engine Instructor, and Training Center Evaluator.

The FlightSafety Learning Center in St. Louis provides simulators, training programs and services for operators of Bombardier, Embraer, Jetstream and Sabreliner aircraft. The Center has a total of 18 simulators and offers advanced technology equipped classrooms, as well as Customer service and support areas.

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.