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Simulator options added for Blackhawk-upgraded aircraft
The addition of simulator-based training services as well as initial and recurrent crew training programmes means FlyRight clients with Blackhawk-equipped King Air and Caravan aircraft have more options.
FlyRight Blackhawk programme manager Barry Lambert with regional sales manager Chris Dunkin.

FAA-approved Part-142 pilot training centre FlyRight has partnered with Blackhawk Modifications to provide simulator-based training services for owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Blackhawk Engine+ upgrades.

The company currently provides initial and recurrent pilot training for the Cessna Caravan 208, Beechcraft King Air 90 through to 350 series and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft. By incorporating Blackhawk's performance advantages into its simulator training programme, owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Blackhawk upgrades will now have the advantage of customised training that incorporates performance and operational differences specific to their aircraft.

Blackhawk will be offering vouchers for discounted recurrent training with each Engine+ upgrade. Training will be conducted using full motion Level-C and D simulators at FlyRight's training centre located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

FlyRight president Matt Hapgood says: “We are very excited about this partnership with Blackhawk and expanding our training offerings to operators of Blackhawk-equipped King Airs and Caravans. Blackhawk and FlyRight share the same approach to customer service and recognise the importance of high quality training, making the decision to partner for training an easy choice.”

Blackhawk president and CEO Jim Allmon adds: “As an experienced pilot, I believe that quality initial and recurrent training are essential to the safe operation of an airplane. Having attended FlyRight's training myself, I couldn't be more satisfied with the high quality of experienced instructors and simulators.”

FlyRight has also received FAA approval for its King Air 200 crew training programmes. The initial crew course is six days of training and the recurrent crew course is three days in length. Pilots attending this course will focus on best CRM practices while also obtaining endorsements for flight review, landing recency and instrument proficiency. Crew training programmes for additional models of the King Air series will be available later this year.

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