FlightSafety International has promoted Julie Goodridge to manager of the company’s West Palm Beach Florida Learning Center. Goodridge succeeds Pat Knott, who is retiring from the company.
“We thank Pat for his leadership, commitment to excellence and over 22 years of dedicated service, and wish him and his family good health and happiness for the future,” said Bruce Whitman, president of FlightSafety International.
Goodridge began her career with FlightSafety in 2001, serving as product marketing manager at the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington Learning Center and was promoted to assistant manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center in 2004.
“Julie is a valued and well-respected member of the FlightSafety team. She has proven management abilities and is clearly committed to providing quality training programs in a customer-centered atmosphere at West Palm Beach,” said Whitman. “Her experience, expertise and leadership have helped make the West Palm Beach Learning Center one of FlightSafety’s highest-rated facilities in customer satisfaction.”
The FlightSafety West Palm Beach Learning Center offers safety-centered training programs for business jets and helicopters. Pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals train at the center on a fleet of seven FlightSafety built full flight simulators for aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Piaggio and Sikorsky.
Goodridge holds a private pilot license and was previously alumni director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She holds two bachelor’s degrees and a master of aeronautical science, with specializations in both operations and safety, from Embry-Riddle. She’s a member of the Helicopter Association International Safety Committee.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at over 40 training locations.