[Jacksonville, Florida, August 31] – Sterling Flight Training is excited to announce the addition of a new Frasca Reconfigurable Training Device (RTDTM) to its program.
The device has a wrap-around visual display system and digital sound simulation, providing a high level of realism that enables students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the device to the aircraft.
The RTD™ upgrades Sterling’s current simulator capabilities and expand available training devices to accommodate a growing student body. Purdue Global University’s new professional flight degree program, of which Sterling is the sole flight training provider, has an entire course built around this device. Students will complete 25 simulator hours practicing a variety of different maneuvers and procedures including an IFR cross-country lab, instrument approaches, holds and more.
“We are constantly investing in equipment and technology to build upon our training foundation,” said Wayne Heller, CEO of Sterling. “Our mission is to prepare tomorrow’s pilots today, and ensure we are producing quality career pilots that are ready to enter the aviation industry.”
Despite setbacks due to COVID-19, the aviation industry is still anticipating a strong demand for professional pilots and a shortage when airlines recover. In 2019, experts predicted a need for more than 800,000 pilots over the next 20 years.
About Sterling Flight Training
Sterling Flight Training, a portfolio company of Wexford Capital LP, is Jacksonville’s premiere flight school, offering programs from private pilot to professional pilot. Backed by a team of airline industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined aviation experience, the Sterling team has led the training initiatives for thousands of airline pilots across the US. Students receive training they can trust with safety always top of mind. The school is FAA and VA approved, and offers degrees through both in-house training programs and university affiliations. For more information, visit sterlingflight.com.