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FlightSafety International announces that Clinton Strong has been promoted to manager of the company’s new unmanned systems training centers in Wichita, Kansas, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His responsibilities also include the development and integration of innovative solutions for unmanned systems training programs for drones.
“We appreciate and value Clint’s contributions to the ongoing development of FlightSafety’s unmanned systems training program, and look forward to his leadership of our first unmanned systems training centers,” said Nora Ann Mishler, director of unmanned systems training, commercial and government. “Our customers will benefit from Clint’s experience with unmanned systems and his commitment to provide the highest quality training programs and outstanding service.”
The FlightSafety unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) learning center in the Las Vegas area will have operations in Henderson and at the Searchlight Airfield. It will offer UAS practical flight training in conjunction with Praxis Aerospace Concepts, Inc. The center in Wichita will begin operations in the coming months.
Strong joined FlightSafety International in 2008 as a Citation Excel instructor and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility since then. Those positions include program manager, assistant director of training, and most recently assistant center manager of the Wichita east learning center.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Strong was in public safety for 17 years and served as a deputy sheriff, police officer, chief of police, and airborne law enforcement officer. He is also a trained emergency medical technician.
Strong earned a bachelor of science degree from Mountain State University in criminal justice administration and a master of business administration from Delta State University. He holds an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot license as well as an Airline Transport Pilot certificate. Strong is highly experienced in drone operations and previously owned and operated a UAS business.
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. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide 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, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.