FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been named Manager of the company’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado.
“We are pleased that Otto will become Manager of our new Learning Center in Denver,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “His experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and the operation of a wide variety of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft will benefit our Customers who train in Denver.”
Otto joined FlightSafety in 2001 as an instructor at the Savannah Learning Center. He then served as Manager of the Gulfstream program at the Hong Kong Learning Center and as an EASA Senior Examiner responsible for FlightSafety’s EASA instructor training and qualification program at the company’s Learning Centers in Atlanta and Savannah. He was most recently the Assistant Manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach.
Prior to joining FlightSafety, Otto worked as a Part 121 and Part 91 pilot flying the Embraer EMB 120, Bombardier CRJ, Boeing 737-700 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Otto also served in the United States Army for more than 10 years. He flew the Sikorsky UH-60A/L Blackhawk helicopter and was pilot-in-command for the 236th Medical Company in Iraq for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Otto also served with the 159th Aviation Regiment in Turkey and Northern Iraq for Operation Provide Comfort, and Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia.
Otto graduated from Excelsior College in Albany, New York with a degree in Liberal Arts. He is a dual-rated Airline Transport Pilot holding fixed wing and rotorcraft pilot certificates. Otto was honored with FlightSafety’s Best of the Best Instructor Award in 2010.
FlightSafety’s new Learning Center in Denver will provide training services for helicopters and regional aircraft. It will be equipped with Level D qualified simulators for the Bell 407GXP, and Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3, H130 and H135.
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