Aviation Expert Ken Qualls Set To Take Off From TransMedia Group's Publicity Runway

PR Firm to Promote Qualls as "Pilot of Presidents," Exemplary Fleet Captain/Instructor for Airlines and Corporate Giants and World's Leading Expert for Entire Fleet of Gulfstream Corporate Aircraft and Boeing 737, 757, 767, 747 and 747-400.

Jan 04, 2010, 05:30 ET from TransMedia Group

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedia Group (www.transmediagroup.com) has been cleared for takeoff to fly a new client, the veteran commercial and corporate airline pilot and ace instructor, Captain Ken Qualls, to higher media altitudes as an aviation news source.

TransMedia was retained to publicize Qualls' off-the-radar experience and how the one-time classical clarinetist today teaches pilots to use advanced technology, while maintaining situation awareness constantly in the cockpit, including looking out the window.

The high-flying PR firm will focus on how the Air Force veteran has been a flight instructor for more than 40 years, trained 5,000 pilots worldwide, has written special Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) courses currently in use, has an estimated 26,000 hours of flight time across the globe and is FAA certified in more than 30 aircraft, representing practically every size and type in the air today. Capt. Qualls also flew former Presidents Ford and Reagan around privately, TransMedia said.

"Next time you fly there's a good chance Qualls trained the captain of the aircraft you're on" says TransMedia Group skipper Tom Madden.

TransMedia said television news will appreciate the on-camera skills of this handsome, articulate pilot/instructor, who early in his career appeared on the classic hit television series MASH.

TransMedia said it kicked off its campaign for Qualls by arranging for him to appear as an on-camera expert for the ABC and NBC affiliates in Miami following the recent American Airlines plane crash in Jamaica. TransMedia also placed Qualls on the morning show of the WB affiliate in the Miami TV market. Qualls' was questioned live about the recent changes by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) following the bomb scare on a plane Christmas day.

"This is how we plan to publicize Qualls as an expert news source for breaking aviation stories, said TransMedia Group Director of Public Relations J.P. Hervis, himself a former TV reporter.

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