training products by
Sun Flight Publishing, Inc.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. July 23, 2002 - ElectronicFlight Solutions,
Inc. Founder and CEO, Howard Reisman, today officially announced
the release of the ElectronicFlight Solutions' CompleteLearning
Avionics Software Library of interactive, self-paced, media-rich
cockpit automation training programs. Five separate modules address
GPS Navigation, Autopilot, Weather, Traffic and Terrain Awareness
technologies in both a generic as well as product specific manner.
"This level of education has not yet been available from manufacturers,
avionics shops or certified flight instructors, but is essential
for pilot safety and in making the transition from flying VORs and
NDBs to the GPS-driven state-of-the-art integrated cockpit"
"The opening of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 represents exactly three years to the week of the JFK, Jr tragedy. It is well acknowledged that the JFK, Jr crash in 1999 may have been prevented had he received adequate training in the use of the Bendix/King KFC 150 autopilot in his Piper Saratoga. However the FAA does not mandate any form of training for advanced avionics systems in order to earn a rating." explains Bob Lee ElectronicFlight's Director of Marketing.
According to Arthur T. Keefe III of the Air Safety Foundation, "Today's sophisticated advanced avionics is fusing itself into the very fabric of General Aviation at an exponential rate. Competency in its use will result in peace of mind and safer flying."
At the very core of each of the training modules is ElectronicFlight's powerful CompleteLearning methodology. Embracing conceptual learning instead of rote memorization, CompleteLearning implants mental models of the particular system into the student's permanent memory. Requisite knowledge is then reinforced with targeted interactive KnowledgeCheck exercises and quizzes embedded throughout the self-paced training program. "After successfully navigating an entire CompleteLearning module, the operation and familiarity of the particular piece of avionics equipment should become second nature when it counts the most-under the pressure of a high-workload cockpit environment." explains Paul Novacek, ElectronicFlight Solutions' Vice President of Product Development.
Furthermore, ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. is currently developing a national network of approved ElectronicFlight Instructors (EFI's) who will be qualified to fly with the student and administer the CompleteLearning Checkride to ensure that the student has fully mastered the applicable subject matter. After successful completion, the student will receive an ElectronicFlight Certification, documenting the training achievement, which may be forwarded to the insurance company for possible discounts.
An integral part of the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning package is the ElectronicFlight ContinuousLearning KEFS Airpark, www.ElectronicFlight.com . At KEFS Airpark pilots can stay current with web-based training, register for seminars, receive product updates and service bulletins, interact with others operating similar technology, and continuously enhance their skill and knowledge by staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of high tech avionics and cockpit automation.
ElectronicFlight Solutions, Inc. is a new breed of training organization that offers the ElectronicFlight CompleteLearning Library of Avionics/Cockpit Automation training products and services to general aviation and corporate pilots. Working in conjunction with AEA-member avionics shops and certified flight instructors on a national basis, ElectronicFlight Solutions provides quality education on Autopilot, GPS Navigation, Traffic, Terrain and Weather Awareness technologies from leading manufacturers including Honeywell-Bendix/King, Garmin, Goodrich, Collins, S-TEC, Sandel, Avidyne, UPSAT, Ryan and others.
Oshkosh 2002 attendees may take a test flight of each of the training
modules at the ElectronicFlight Solutions booth #2056 in Hangar
B. There will be a drawing each day of EAA AirVenture for a free
CompleteLearning module (a $295 value!). For
further information visit KEFS - the ElectronicFlight Solutions'
Airpark and home of the CompleteLearning Academy
at www.ElectronicFlight.com or call (505) 265-4055.