NEW YORK (August 9, 2016) – FlightSafety International announces that Darryl Prince has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Long Beach, California.
Darryl joined FlightSafety at the Long Beach Learning Center in 1988 as a flight simulator technician. He became shift Lead in 1992, and also acted as the Center’s FAA coordinator. Darryl was promoted to Supervisor, Flight Training Devices in 1996, and then served as Manager of the department for 10 years. Darryl was also responsible for the Center’s Safety Management System.
“We are pleased to offer Darryl this well-deserved promotion,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Darryl is ideally suited and experienced to take on this important responsibility. We appreciate and value his outstanding service and commitment to excellence since joining FlightSafety 28 years ago, and look forward to his contributions as Assistant Manager.”
Darryl served in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command and California National Guard prior to joining FlightSafety. He supported the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress programs as a Flight Training Simulator Technician while in the Air Force, and then as Office Administrator for the National Guard’s Lockheed C-130 Hercules Squadron.
He earned an Associate degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, and more recently a Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The Long Beach Learning Center offers training for aircraft manufactured by Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Beechcraft. It is equipped with FlightSafety built simulators for the Cessna Citation II, Citation V, Embraer EMB 120, Gulfstream III, Gulfstream IV, Gulfstream V, Gulfstream G450 and G550, Gulfstream G650, and Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft. The Learning Center also offers comprehensive crew emergency training facilities that include an aircraft fuselage and cabin fire trainer.
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 1.3 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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