ORLANDO, FL, JULY 8th, 2015 —SIMCOM Training Aviation announces that Gary Santos has joined the company as Training Center Manager for SIMCOM’s Scottsdale Training Center. In this capacity, Gary will oversee and direct all center activities for the purpose of providing cost-effective training that consistently produces well trained and satisfied customers.
Gary retired from Republic Airways in August 2014, where he most recently served as Director of Pilot Training, overseeing the training for three different Part 121 certificates (Republic Airlines, Shuttle America Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines). He previously served in positions of Chief Pilot and Director of Operations for Gull Airlines, Director of Operations for Trans States Airlines and Vice President of Operations for United Feeder Service. Gary began his aviation career in 1975 as a customer service agent for Air New England. He holds an ATP certificate with type ratings on the Bae-ATP, ATR 42/72, CA-212 and EMB-110 and has logged approximately 14,000 hours of flight time.
“We are very fortunate to have Gary join the SIMCOM Team. His vast experience in aviation training and proven leadership skills make him the ideal choice to lead SIMCOM’s Scottsdale Training Center,” said Mike King, Chief Operating Officer. He added, “His thorough understanding of managing flight operations and large training organizations in a heavily regulated environment is an asset to SIMCOM and we are very lucky to have someone of Gary’s caliber on the SIMCOM Team.”
About SimCom Training Centers
A privately-owned, comprehensive learning institution, SimCom utilizes realistic simulator-based training to provide advanced aviation training services to professional pilots, owner-operators, Part 135 operators and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world. SimCom currently operates 52 simulators representative of a wide range of jet, turboprop and piston powered aircraft. The company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, where it also operates two training centers and one simulator production facility. Additional training centers are located in Scottsdale, Arizona; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and Humberside, United Kingdom.
For further information, contact SIMCOM at 407.275.1050 or 1.800.272.0211