FlightSafety Academy – Vero Beach, Florida
Founded: 1965; FAA Licenses and Ratings Offered: Private Pilot through ATP as well as King Air 90/100, Citation I/II/SII, Saab 2000 and Seneca II/III/IV aircraft type specific training offered; Number of Training Airplanes and Types: 100 singles and twins, including turbine aircraft and Zlin aerobatic aircraft for Upset Recovery training; Degree Offered: College credit available for ratings/certificates with select aviation universities and colleges.
Remarks: Devoted to preparing pilots for a professional flying career. Airline-approved transition program prepares graduates for rapid transition to first officer professional status in turbine aircraft. The school has a career development office. The academy is fully accredited. Full flight simulators (up to FAA Level D) and interactive training systems, 6 Frasca FTD’s, 8 PCATD’s including a GAT II for spatial disorientation training, are among the wide range of equipment. The Vero Beach, Florida ab Initio and Professional Pilot Training facility is one of FlightSafety’s 40 training locations. Tours of the facilities are welcome.