As in-person attendance numbers for recurrent training decline because of the COVID-19 virus, companies such as FlightSafety International and Legacy Flight Training have transferred one of the most people-intensive portion of their courses—groundschool—to the internet. Legacy Flight Training is the exclusive authorized Piper training provider for the M600.
FlightSafety International now provides the ground school portion of its recurrent programs online for more than 20 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft models through the instructor-led LiveLearning training system, while Legacy Flight Training said its courses for Piper’s turbine-powered M600, M500 using the G1000 avionics, and the Avidyne Meridian will also go online.
Steve Gross, senior vice president, sales and marketing at FlightSafety said, “With LiveLearning, our customers have live interaction with their instructor and others taking the course and use of online annotation tools, cockpit recordings, video, interactive features and more.” The coursework at Legacy Flight Training is continually monitored by a company instructor. The student and instructor may additionally interact via web-chat as necessary. FlightSafety said the simulator portion of recurrent training must be accomplished within 90 days of completing ground school.