FlightSafety Rolls Out Courses for a Variety of Gulfstream Aircraft

Upset recovery, EVS and type rating courses are added to FSI’s programs in Savannah.

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FlightSafety's Graphical Flight Simulator provides a full digital representation of the cockpit environment, including side sticks for the G500 and G600.FlightSafety International

On the eve of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Expo in Orlando, Florida, this week, FlightSafety International announced a series of courses designed specifically for Gulfstream aircraft. The courses have been added to the extensive course offering at the company’s Savannah Learning Center, located adjacent to the Gulfstream headquarters at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

In Savannah, the training programs for the newly introduced G500 and G600 luxury business jets are in progress. The common G500 and G600 type rating training programs have two full-motion FS1000 simulators, three Graphical Flight-deck simulators – Level 4 qualified Flight Training Devices (FTD), and interactive desktop training displays for each station in the ground school classroom that provide a complete digital representation of the flight deck, a fully functioning visual system, a HUD/EVS, and a sidestick controller, putting type rating candidates in the cockpit from day one. The type rating programs for the G500 and G600 run for 23 days.

FlightSafety also announced that it has developed a stand-alone course for Gulfstream aircraft, teaching pilots to fly with Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) all the way to touchdown and rollout. The course teaches pilots how to fly below the decision height or minimum descent altitude using the EFVS rather than ground-based visual cues. Any pilots flying Gulfstream airplanes equipped with Rockwell Collins HUD II and Kollsman (Elbit) EVS-II and EVS-SP will benefit from this course.

FlightSafety is also increasing its focus on upset recovery training, providing a new course specific to the Gulfstream GIV family, the production of which Gulfstream discontinued earlier this year. The course shows pilots what happens at the edge of the flight envelope, and teaches them to recognize, experience and recover from stalls and speeds that go beyond Vmo/Mmo.