Fri, Aug 01, 2008
Plans To Branch Out To Flight Schools
Light sport aircraft manufacturer X-Air announced Thursday the
addition of Terry Brewer as the Flight Training Program Manager.
Brewer was the architect of the flight-training regime for Columbia
Aircraft (now Cessna), which for its time was the most strident in
the industry providing both standardization and FITS approval.
"Terry brings professionalism and an uncompromising passion for
aviation to the X-Air team," said X-Air's David McRae. "Terry's
success in running high profile and high performance aircraft
training speaks for itself, but an added bonus is the relationships
he has developed within the insurance industry and their subsequent
recognition of the benefit of standardized factory training."
Terry Brewer started flying at Felts Field in Spokane, WA and
earned a Private Pilot license while in college. He graduated from
Gonzaga University, entered the Army Aviation Branch, and attended
the Rotary Wing Aviator Course and the Maintenance Test Pilot
Course-graduating as Distinguished Graduate in both courses. Terry
holds CFI-I, MEI, and ATP certificates.
He has been a flight instructor for The University of North
Dakota and various flight schools in the Inland Northwest. Most
recently, in the position of Chief Pilot for Columbia Aircraft, he
was instrumental in ensuring that Columbia Aircraft's factory owner
training and standardization program was recognized for its
efficacy throughout the insurance industry.
Though a relative newcomer to the LSA market, X-Air says its LS
is being heavily courted by flight school programs across the
country ready for an affordable flight training option.
"We recognize that within the LSA category there is a great need
for a standard to be applied to the training environment both at an
OEM level and at the general flight school level," Brewer said.
"The X-Air LS is an ideal training aircraft that is ripe for the
LSA and the private pilot training market. I hope to bring my
expertise and experience to the LSA category in a way that enhances
safety through training and education."
X-Air's plans are for their flight-training program to initially
go into effect with customers upon delivery of their aircraft and
to steadily branch out through various flight schools implementing
the X-Air training program. The current Flight Training Supplement
is provided as part of the ASTM acceptance of each aircraft and is
delivered with the aircraft for the owner/pilots consumption.
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