flightsafety promotes david d. dyche to assistant manager

February 4, 2019

FlightSafety International announces that David D. Dyche has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.

“David’s 40 years of aviation experience and expertise, including nearly 11 years of proven leadership abilities with FlightSafety, made him the ideal choice to help manage our Tucson Learning Center,” said Dann Runik, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Our Customers and Teammates value and appreciate his in-depth understanding of our industry, and dedication to deliver the highest quality training programs and services.”

He joined FlightSafety in 2005 at the Tucson Learning Center as an Instructor for the Bombardier Learjet 45 aircraft.  David was promoted to Learjet 45 Program Manager, and then to his most recent role as Director of Training. He has contributed to local and companywide initiatives designed to enhance Customer service, increase training quality, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes.

Prior to joining FlightSafety, David served in the United States Air Force for 30 years, retiring as a Colonel. He has flown more than 5,000 hours in a variety of aircraft including the    C-130, C-21 and C-12.  David also commanded units at the detachment, squadron, group, and wing (acting) levels.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Air Force Academy and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Master of Science degree in Optical Physics.

FlightSafety’s Tucson Learning Center provides comprehensive training using a fleet of eight full flight simulators. It provides training for the Bombardier Learjet 31A, Learjet 35, Learjet 45, Learjet 55, Learjet 60, Challenger 601 3A/3R, and Challenger 604.