Aviation

Public has a chance to fly simulators

Ever wanted to fly a business jet?

FlightSafety International's Cessna Learning Center has come up with a way to keep its simulators busy during the slower holiday season while generating interest in flying, FlightSafety International Cessna Learning Center manager Rich High said.

The learning center is offering a holiday package that includes a brief overview of Citation aircraft operations followed by an hourlong session with an instructor in a full-motion simulator.

Aviation enthusiasts, novices, pilots or nonpilots can fly the new Citation CJ4, Citation Mustang or any one of the learning center's 13 business jet simulators.

"If people have had a dream of flying, this is the opportunity to do it and not have any risk," said John Brasfield, FlightSafety Cessna Learning Center assistant manager.

The experience will be tailored to the client's experience, he said.

FlightSafety doesn't otherwise allow the public to fly a simulator, High said.

Times are based on simulator availability between now and Dec. 30.

"The latter part of December is always traditionally slow," he said. "Everybody around the world quits training over Christmas."

Any time there's a simulator at an expo of any kind, the line is always long, High said.

It's important to generate an interest in flying, he said.

"We're going to have more flying jobs than there are pilots," High said of the future.

FlightSafety's holiday offer is valued at more than $1,500, he said. The cost is $500.

For more information contact Catherine Kreitlerat 316-220-3100 or catherine.kreitler @flightsafety.com.

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