FlightSafety Academy serves as the ab initio training center for FlightSafety International. FlightSafety is the world's premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations.
The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Academy is a reliable and highly respected source of skilled, new-hire pilots for a growing number of airlines, corporate flight departments, government and military agencies as well as civil aviation authorities around the world.
Training takes place in supportive, aviation-focused environment. Cadets benefit from high-level training whether they have experience or they've never flown. More than 90 single- and multi-engine aircraft – maintained exclusively for training – operate from an FAA-tower-controlled municipal airport adjacent to our campus.
Whether attending as an independent student or an airline or government sponsored cadet, all Academy student benefit from our advanced learning facilities, our experienced world-class professional instructor and our full-service student housing. Our in-house staff maintains all Academy training tools, equipment and aircraft to the highest standards. Training advantages include an ATC communication lab, FRASCA flight trainers and a large Personal Computer-based Aviation Training Device (PCATD) lab. FlightSafety continually incorporates the latest in advanced professional training, developed in our worldwide network of aviation-specific Learning Centers.
It all adds up to cadets who possess professionalism and discipline, equiped with the tools necessary to be successful flight-deck crew members including primary and advanced license and endorsements.
We've provided thousand of highest caliber graduates to airlines, government and commercial operators from around the world.
FlightSafety was founded in 1951 by A.L. Ueltschi. An airline and business aircraft pilot, Ueltschi developed FlightSafety to provide professional state-of-the-art proficiency training. In 1966, FlightSafety established FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, to take advantage of near-perfect training weather.
The Vero Beach Municipal Airport, now refered to as the Vero Beach Regional Airport, was dedicated in 1930. It was used for commercial and passenger service in the 1930s, and became an U.S. Naval Air Station during world war II. Today KVRB averages 502 operations daily – with FlightSafety Academy comprising the largest number of those operations.