NEW YORK (May 28, 2018) – FlightSafety International is pleased and proud to announce that Milt Hobbs, Managing Director-Aviation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., has become the 100th FlightSafety Master Aviator.
“Congratulations to Milt on becoming the 100th FlightSafety Master Aviator,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “Milt’s ability to successfully complete the challenging advanced courses clearly demonstrates his flying skills and dedication to operate aircraft according to the highest safety standards.”
Milt has trained with FlightSafety on a wide variety of aircraft throughout his career in business aviation. He has more than 40 years of experience as a pilot and flight department leader and holds an ATP and CFII with more than 14,000 accident and incident free hours. Milt serves on the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association and Westchester Aviation Association.
In order to earn recognition as a FlightSafety Master Aviator, pilots must successfully complete a series of aircraft type-specific advanced training courses and electives in addition to undergoing recurrent training with FlightSafety on a regular basis.
The advanced courses are designed to help flight crews understand and respond to challenging situations and achieve the highest level of safety. The progressive Master Aviator curriculum expands training beyond the fundamentals covered by initial and recurrent courses. The compelling scenarios, coupled with breakthroughs in simulator technology, deliver deeper knowledge of the aircraft and help ensure a safe and correct response to demanding flight situations.
The courses for pilots of fixed-wing aircraft include Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery, Advanced Energy Management, Advanced Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go, and Advanced CRM/Human Factors LOFT. The master-level courses for helicopter pilots include Advanced Helicopter Crew Resource and Advanced Helicopter Surviving Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
FlightSafety International 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 1.4 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, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.