FTI is run by pilots for pilots. While we specialize in training individual pilots who want to further their aviation careers, we also provide training for several commercial and DOD customers. See below to learn more about some of the organizations that trust FTI to provide their pilot training.
U.S. Air Force C-40B
In September 2015, FTI was selected to be the exclusive training provider of C-40B flight training for the United States Air Force 89th Airlift Wing. FTI will perform initial, refresher, recurring pilot training for USAF C-40B (B-737-700/800) flight crews. The 89th Airlift Wing is based out of Andrews AFB and provides global Special Air Mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and other senior military and elected leaders as tasked by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and Air Mobility Command. Visit their page at: http://www.andrews.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4748
FTI provides pilot and flight engineer training for NASA pilots operating NASA’s 747 SOFIA Aircraft (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy). SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) carrying a 2.5-meter (100-inch) effective-diameter, infrared telescope capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. SOFIA makes observations at altitudes between 39,000- to 45,000-feet (12- and 14-kilometers), and captures images in the infrared spectrum between 0.3 and 1600 microns.
1st Airlift Squadron/Presidential Airlift Group
FTI has been the exclusive training provider of 757 pilot training to the 89th Airlift Wing since 2008. The wing operates the C-32A (B757-200) and provides global Special Air Mission (SAM) airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the United States’ senior civilian and military leaders as tasked by the White House, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Air Mobility Command. The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757 for the United States Air Force. The C-32′s Primary customers are the Vice President of the United States, using the distinctive call sign “Air Force Two”, the First Lady, and occasionally members of the U.S. Cabinet and U.S. Congress.
New Jersey Air National Guard
In 2011 FTI was selected to provide training to the pilots of the New Jersey Air National Guard. These pilots operate the C-32B (757-200) in support of US policy.
U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Support Logistics Wing
In 2012 FTI was selected to be the exclusive training provider of C-40A flight training for the US Navy. FTI provides initial and recurrent training to the pilots and crew chiefs of the US Navy’s Fleet Logistics Support Wing based in Fort Worth, Texas. These flight crews operate the C-40A Clipper aircraft in support of world-wide maritime operations by providing the responsive, flexible, and rapid deployable air logistics support required to sustain combat operations at sea. During peacetime, squadrons provide air logistics support for all Navy commands as well as provide continuous quality training for mobilization readiness. The Navy’s new C-40A “Clipper” transport is a version of Boeing’s next-generation 737-700, the 737-700C, modified with a large cargo door and the strengthened wings and landing gear of the 737-800. For more information about the C-40, visit the Fleet Support Logistics Wing’s web page at: http://www.public.navy.mil/navres/cflsw/Pages/default.aspx
Flight Test Groups
We hold contracts to train the test pilots from some of the largest operators in the world, who for a variety of reasons, are unable to conduct flight test pilot training organically.
Part 25, 121 and 135 Operators
- FTI has experience providing initial and recurrent training to several Part 25, 121 and 135 operators flying the EMB-145, 737, 757 and 767 aircraft.