LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (January 31, 2019) – FlightSafety International announces that Michelle Dodson has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the Wichita East Learning Center. She joins Chad Raney who also serves as Assistant Manager of the Center.
“FlightSafety’s Customers and Teammates will benefit from Michelle’s experience, expertise, and commitment to provide the highest quality training and services,” said Dann Runik, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Congratulations to Michelle on this well-deserved promotion.”
Michelle joined FlightSafety in 2001 at the DFW North Learning Center. She started as a Dassault Falcon 20 Instructor and was recognized as one of FlightSafety’s Best of the Best Instructors. Michelle then became a Falcon 900EX Instructor prior to being promoted to Program Manager for that aircraft program. She was promoted to Assistant Director of Standards for the DFW North Center in 2015, and then to her most recent position as Director of Standards in 2017.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Michelle flew for Scenic Airlines, Trans States Airlines, and United Express. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, is an FAA Training Center Evaluator and check airman. Michelle has more than 4,000 hours flying a wide variety of aircraft and 5,200 hours as an instructor. She is type rated in the British Aerospace BAE-3100, Beechcraft 1900, Boeing 737, Dassault Falcon 10, Falcon 20, and Falcon 50 aircraft.
FlightSafety’s Wichita East Learning Center is equipped with 21 Level D qualified simulators and other advanced training devices. They are used in training programs for a wide variety of Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Cessna Citation, Hawker and King Air 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. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 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, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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