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Metro Aviation adds new Director of Training

October 15, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

Oct. 15, 2012, Shreveport, La. - Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terry Palmer has joined the company as the new Director of Training.

Ms. Palmer brings with her over 20 years of experience in developing and
marketing new training and technology products for aviation.  She has
demonstrated her success in the training arena for several years, and
some of her many industry recognitions include:

  • 2010 HAI Salute to Excellence,  recipient  of the Agusta Westland Safety Award
  • IHST, International Helicopter Safety Team, Chairperson for the Training Work Group, SMS member
  • HAI, Helicopter association International, member of the Safety, Air Med and Training Committees    
  • CAMTS, Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services, Executive Board member
  • FAA recipient  of  2 Outstanding Safety Program Awards, Friend of the FAA Award
  • ALEA, Airborne Law Enforcement Association,  recipient  of 4 Educational Service Awards
  • AAMS, Association of Air Medical Services, recipient of the President's Award
  • NTSB HEMS Hearing, testified on the need for training standards and high-tech simulation.
  • Certificated Commercial Pilot and Instructor

will oversee all training activities for Metro's nearly 250 fixed and
rotary wing pilots, 250 maintenance technicians and other associated
support personnel.  Metro Aviation has also announced a new
state-of-the-art Training Facility, set to open in November 2012, at the
company headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The comprehensive new
facility will boast nearly 12,000 square feet of dedicated training
space complete with flight training devices, offices, and classrooms to
better equip and serve its growing staff and operations.
is not only about education; training is about purpose and
standardization," commented Milton Geltz, Metro's Managing Director. 
"Terry has been tasked not only with enhancing and expanding the
company-wide training," (which currently exceeds industry and FAA
standards through its commitment to full-motion simulator training for
all pilots in cooperation with FlightSafety), "…but she will also take
us into the future with proactive training solutions, company-wide,
which will include medical crew training initiatives."


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