Aerosim Partners with Silver Airways to provide Pilot Pathway Program

Sanford, Florida – November 20, 2013 – Aerosim Flight Academy, an accredited global flight training organization, today announced an agreement with Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways to provide an airline pathway program delivering First Officer pilots. The Silver Airways Pathway Program is designed to provide cadets with a guaranteed job interview and the appropriate path enabling them to be fully prepared and successful at Silver Airways.

“We are proud to be partnering with Silver Airways, another Florida based business, to provide our cadets with a clearly defined path to the airlines,” said Hank Coates, Vice President at Aerosim Flight Academy. “Silver Airways has a need for well-trained pilots which our program specializes in producing, so it is a win-win situation for both companies”.

The Silver Airways Pathway Program has been specifically designed to meet the airline’s stringent requirements through dedicated screening and a tailor-made curriculum that offers flight training supplemented by airline preparation courses that include discipline and respect, leadership and communication, effective resource management, command authority and decision making.

Cadets going through the Silver Airways Pathway Program will have the ability to meet milestone objectives, track progress and work with Aerosim Flight Academy to prepare for the guaranteed job interview with Silver Airways. The airline looks to continue the success with Aerosim Flight Academy by adding on to the number of pilots currently flying with Silver Airways.

“Because Silver Airways places a premium on safety and operational excellence and respects the high standards of the pilot profession, we turned to Aerosim Flight Academy, a leader experienced in preparing a pipeline of next generation pilots. We have every confidence in the curriculum and the rigor with which the program will be applied, and look forward to interviewing its well-prepared cadets,” said Dave Pflieger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Airways. “As a fast-growing airline with an immediate need for exceptionally prepared pilots, we look forward to welcoming and providing great opportunities for new talent eager to grow with us. The success of the program will be measured by the number and quality of new pilots the Silver Airways Pathway Program adds to our roster,” Pflieger continued. “Backed by a successful track record, we have every confidence in Aerosim Flight Academy’s ability to deliver the caliber of talent we expect and our customers deserve.”

To learn more about the Silver Airways Pathway Program and how it can accelerate a career in aviation at a best-in-class regional airline, visit the Silver Airways Pathway Program page.

About Silver Airways

Silver Airways, is a Florida-based U.S. airline operating more than 200 daily scheduled flights to and from almost 50 gateways in Florida, the Bahamas, Georgia, Montana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Silver Airways operates 25 Saab 340Bplus aircraft under a principal code share and alliance agreement with United Airlines.

The airline was awarded top honors by its industry earlier this year when it was named the “2013 Regional Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World and was recently named one of the Top 10 “Best U.S. Airlines” by Conde’ Nast Traveler’s readers in its 26th annual 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

The company is owned by Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm. For more information visit www.silverairways.com.

About Aerosim Flight Academy

Aerosim Flight Academy is an accredited flight school by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) that was originally created by the airlines (Delta Air Lines and Comair) and is located in the heart of central Florida, USA. Aerosim Academy offers flight training courses approved by the FAA, CAAC and EASA (in accordance with the Belgian Flight School). The training is rooted in the discipline required to turn students into successful airline pilots and meet the expectations of airlines worldwide. For more information, visit www.afa.edu.

Aerosim Flight Academy Contacts

Nelson Perez, Aerosim Flight Academy Pilot Pathway Coordinator – nelson.perez@aerosimacademy.com +1 (407) 430-4191 or 1 800 U CAN FLY.

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