PSA Hosts Embry-Riddle Student Winners at AA Training Center

Embry Riddle students, Liam and Tyrus, win two hours of simulator time in PSA contest

Embry Riddle students, Liam and Tyrus, win two hours of simulator time in PSA contest

This October, PSA visited Embry Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus, bringing a brand new CRJ900 for students to view and tour. Along with that visit, a raffle contest was held to determine which two Embry Riddle flight students would win the opportunity to travel to American Airline’s Training Center in Charlotte, North Carolina for two free hours of instructed simulator time.

Taking advantage of Embry Riddle’s holiday vacation, the two students, Liam and Tyrus, flew into Charlotte from their hometowns yesterday and met with PSA’s Check Airman Supervisor, Jeremy Swicegood, to get a tour of the facility and get the most out of their time in the sim. Neither student had been in a full motion sim quite like the Training Center’s CRJ 100/200/700 before. Practicing takeoffs and landings, inclement weather conditions, and various situations including stalls, crosswinds, and turbulence, the students got to experience the many thrills of piloting a large regional jet!

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Liam and Tyrus.  These young aviators were inquisitive, sharp and quick learners.  By the end of their time in the simulator they flew an ILS to minimums, encountered windshear, and encountered an engine failure on takeoff.  I hope to see them again one day in the future flying for PSA.” Jeremy Swicegood, PSA Check Airman Supervisor

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