Delta Air Lines has chosen FlightSafety International to proved flight training to the company’s employees through the Delta Propel Pilot Career Path. According to FlightSafety executive v-p David Davenport, “This new approach to hiring the next generation of pilots, while advancing employees from within, is an excellent opportunity for Delta employees to benefit from the highest-quality and most comprehensive programs available. We look forward to welcoming Delta employees to the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, starting in December.”
The employees chosen by Delta to participate in the Propel program will earn FAA multi-engine commercial instrument ratings and become qualified as certified flight instructors at FlightSafety Academy. They’ll then get the chance to work at the academy as an instructor while accumulating the 1,500 flying hours needed to meet FAA requirements for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. Upon completion, they will then fly for a Delta Connection regional carrier and transfer to Delta Air Lines in 42 months or less.
FlightSafety Academy offers a variety of programs tailored to the specific needs of domestic and international airlines; corporate flight departments; government and military agencies; other flight training organizations; and individuals with no prior flight experience. The academy’s fleet of more than 100 aircraft includes Piper Warriors, Arrows, and Seminoles equipped with Garmin G500/650 series avionics, ADS-B In/Out, and iPad compatibility.
Its 30-acre campus, which can accommodate more than 500 students, features multi-media classrooms, flight training devices, and an air traffic control communications lab. Meanwhile the company also has a simulator training facility specializing in business aircraft and helicopters at TAG Farnborough Airport, opposite the Farnbrough Airshow site.