Regional Airline Academy and Aeroservice, Inc. Announce New Training Alliance Designed to Produce Airline-Ready Pilots

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Regional Airline Academy

    DELAND, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Regional
 Airline Academy and Aeroservice, Inc. today announced a training alliance
 between the two airline-training centers designed to prepare pilots for
 airline employment.
     The Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program, to be launched May 14, 2001, will
 help students make the transition between small, piston-powered airplane
 training environments and the high-performance, turbine-powered airline
 environment.  Pilots who successfully complete the program will be guaranteed
 an employment interview with a regional airline, such as Continental Express.
     "We're ready for students and pilots at any stage of their training and
 experience," stated Michael Yocum, president and CEO of Regional Airline
 Academy.  "If they need licenses or ratings up through the commercial pilot
 license with multi-engine and instrument ratings, they will train here at
 Regional Airline Academy and then move on seamlessly to the Multi-Crew Jet
 Transition Program at Aeroservice.  If they already have these ratings and at
 least 400 hours, and meet certain other requirements -- no matter where they
 did their training -- they will go directly to Aeroservice for full-motion,
 twin-jet flight simulator training."
     "I think it's safe to say that no other school has a program like this,"
 said Captain Vito LaForgia, president of Aeroservice, Inc.  "The full-motion
 flight simulator equipment we use sets us apart. So does the sophistication
 and experience of our people -- from our instructors to the program directors.
 These are seasoned professionals with extensive airline experience, in some
 cases, over 30 years.  From top to bottom, it's a very airline-oriented
 program."
     The alliance was formed in order to help fill the airlines' growing demand
 for well-trained, qualified pilots. The Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program
 helps pilots become airline-ready within an accelerated time frame.
     According to Rob Brantner, pilot recruiting manager at Continental
 Express, "We recognize the overall experience and training that pilots are
 able to receive through this joint program, and we offer our support by
 guaranteeing a job interview for all who successfully complete the program and
 satisfy our criteria."
     "It's a win-win situation," explains Patrick McSweeney, vice president of
 marketing at Aeroservice.  "We're helping pilots qualify faster for airline
 employment with the very best training available. And at the same time, we're
 helping airlines meet their requirements for the kind of new hires they're
 looking for."
     Program training components include airline basic indoctrination, initial
 ground schools, line-oriented flight training and airline mission simulations
 in advanced flight training devices, finishing in a Level A full-motion flight
 simulator covering all Part 121 proficiency check maneuvers and requirements.
     Aeroservice, Inc., based in Miami, Florida, is an industry leader in
 airline flight simulator training, training pilots for over 50 airlines.
 Regional Airline Academy, located in DeLand, Florida, is an advanced airline
 training center dedicated to creating airline pilots for airline jobs.
     For more information regarding the Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program,
 pilots and students may contact the Student Admissions Office toll free at
 866-709-4892.
 
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    DELAND, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Regional
 Airline Academy and Aeroservice, Inc. today announced a training alliance
 between the two airline-training centers designed to prepare pilots for
 airline employment.
     The Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program, to be launched May 14, 2001, will
 help students make the transition between small, piston-powered airplane
 training environments and the high-performance, turbine-powered airline
 environment.  Pilots who successfully complete the program will be guaranteed
 an employment interview with a regional airline, such as Continental Express.
     "We're ready for students and pilots at any stage of their training and
 experience," stated Michael Yocum, president and CEO of Regional Airline
 Academy.  "If they need licenses or ratings up through the commercial pilot
 license with multi-engine and instrument ratings, they will train here at
 Regional Airline Academy and then move on seamlessly to the Multi-Crew Jet
 Transition Program at Aeroservice.  If they already have these ratings and at
 least 400 hours, and meet certain other requirements -- no matter where they
 did their training -- they will go directly to Aeroservice for full-motion,
 twin-jet flight simulator training."
     "I think it's safe to say that no other school has a program like this,"
 said Captain Vito LaForgia, president of Aeroservice, Inc.  "The full-motion
 flight simulator equipment we use sets us apart. So does the sophistication
 and experience of our people -- from our instructors to the program directors.
 These are seasoned professionals with extensive airline experience, in some
 cases, over 30 years.  From top to bottom, it's a very airline-oriented
 program."
     The alliance was formed in order to help fill the airlines' growing demand
 for well-trained, qualified pilots. The Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program
 helps pilots become airline-ready within an accelerated time frame.
     According to Rob Brantner, pilot recruiting manager at Continental
 Express, "We recognize the overall experience and training that pilots are
 able to receive through this joint program, and we offer our support by
 guaranteeing a job interview for all who successfully complete the program and
 satisfy our criteria."
     "It's a win-win situation," explains Patrick McSweeney, vice president of
 marketing at Aeroservice.  "We're helping pilots qualify faster for airline
 employment with the very best training available. And at the same time, we're
 helping airlines meet their requirements for the kind of new hires they're
 looking for."
     Program training components include airline basic indoctrination, initial
 ground schools, line-oriented flight training and airline mission simulations
 in advanced flight training devices, finishing in a Level A full-motion flight
 simulator covering all Part 121 proficiency check maneuvers and requirements.
     Aeroservice, Inc., based in Miami, Florida, is an industry leader in
 airline flight simulator training, training pilots for over 50 airlines.
 Regional Airline Academy, located in DeLand, Florida, is an advanced airline
 training center dedicated to creating airline pilots for airline jobs.
     For more information regarding the Multi-Crew Jet Transition Program,
 pilots and students may contact the Student Admissions Office toll free at
 866-709-4892.
 
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