Mustang Training Program Taking Shape

 - November 21, 2006, 11:03 AM

FlightSafety International and Cessna are making significant progress in the development of the training program for the new Mustang VLJ, scheduled to begin next January. The initial program will include two flight simulators, two avionics flight-training devices, a mentor program and distance learning. The mentor program will provide pilots who have been type rated on the aircraft with the opportunity to fly with FlightSafety pilots before they begin operating the aircraft on their own. “It is designed to increase their situational awareness and proficiency in a variety of flight environments,” FlightSafety said. The first four distance-learning courses (over the Internet or via other electronic media) will be on high-altitude operations, terrain awareness and warning systems, reduced vertical separation minimums and Garmin 1000 avionics. The first two Mustang simulators will be installed in Wichita and Farnborough, England.