FlightSafety Offers PT6-Specific Course

FlightSafety’s PT6 course is one of many engine-related courses taught at the company’s worldwide network of teaching facilities. FlightSafety International

Pilots transitioning to turboprop-powered airplanes or those who want to learn more can get a better understanding of the Pratt & Whitney PT6 engine they operate through FlightSafety International’s PT6 engine familiarization course.

“The course includes basic theory, engine to airframe interface, and best practices while operating the engine,” said FlightSafety’s senior vice president of operations, Daniel MacLellan. “It will also be beneficial for pilots who are transitioning from piston powered to turbine powered aircraft.”

The PT6 course provides an overview of the engine, its systems and the aircraft interface. Participants will learn how to optimize the operation of the engine and what to do if something goes wrong. FlightSafety says the program will be beneficial to pilots and technicians, as well as support and administrative personnel.

The PT6 course is available in Montreal and Botucatu, Brazil, and will soon be added to the course offerings at FlightSafety’s facilities in Wichita, Kansas, and West Palm Beach, Florida. The price for the program, which runs one full day, is $1,500.

FlightSafety also offers maintenance related courses for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s turboprop, turbofan and turboshaft engines, and auxiliary power units (APUs). These courses are offered at around a dozen FlightSafety training facilities spread over all continents of the world.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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