Steven J. Berrio
Company/Organization: FlightSafety International Inc.
Mentor(s):Eric Santos, Dan Von Bargen
Topic of Internship
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. We provide more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals. Backed by Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s most successful and admired companies, we operate the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at our extensive network of Learning Centers located in the United States, Canada and Europe. FlightSafety works diligently to maintain and enhance our reputation for customer service and the industry’s best, most comprehensive safety training. Thousands of pilots train to proficiency with us at 40 Learning Centers in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. We train pilots for all aircraft types – fixed-wing, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor. Whether you fly commercial, corporate, private or military, we have a training program to keep you proficient and safe.
Summary of Internship
As an Assistant Joint Aviation Authority Focal and Records Auditor, interning at FlightSafety International Teterboro comes with a lot of responsibility. I was warmly welcomed into the aviation training team and given my personal workplace along with a computer in the Records Department. I was assigned to carefully audit records for pilots as well as flight attendants. Aside from office work, I was given the opportunity to virtually fly in a Level D simulator. My mentor sacrificed two hours of his busy schedule every week to give me ground school training in aviation. This rigorous course covered complex material from Aerodynamics to Aerospace Physiology and even Federal Aviation Administration regulations needed to safely operate an aircraft. Interning in such a prestigious corporation and being a part of a team where you are given the opportunity to learn as well as ensure the flight crew’s safety has confirmed my dream of being a pilot. My internship has truly given me the assistance, confidence, and knowledge I need to succeed in my field of studies.
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