Friday, February 03, 2017

Spartan lands $300,000 flight simulator

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Airplanes have been a regular sight at Spartan since 1928.

"You're seeing state of the art right here," said student Clint Morgan.

But now there's an entirely new sight at Spartan that's just landed.

"Trays and seats in their upright position," he said.

A $300,000 flight simulator.

"Altitude 1,660. Speed 105."

An indication of just how much demand has taken off for the school.

"It's really exploded for us over the last three years," said the president of the flight campus, Ryan Goertrzen, on cloud nine over the school's latest addition.

"There's a lot of things you can do in the simulator that you can't do in the real airplane," he said.

"We have an engine failure," said Clint.

"I've been in flight school since October," he said.

He's looking forward to becoming a flight instructor.

"I wanted to teach and here's a good place to do it," he said.

It's a future with security, a new study by Boeing estimates that globally the world will need 600,000 new pilots over the next 20 years. Some of which he might eventually train…

"Mayday, mayday, mayday!"

If his co-pilot doesn't get him killed first.

Spartan College of Aeronautics, soaring into the future in bold new ways.

Surely you can't want to try and land in this captain? Yes, we're going to have to land in this and don't call me Shirley," smiled Clint.

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