April 26, 2019
In a once in a lifetime experience for a group of Divyang Children, FSTC (Flight Simulation Technique Centre) hosted a group of young students from Pallavanjali school at their world-class pilot training centre in Gurgaon. The students experienced the world of aviation on state-of-the-art flight simulators at FSTC’s Gurugram facility. The experience simulated the motor skills of these children and exposed them to the wonderful world of aviation and flying.
Flight of joy – aboard the simulator at FSTC
Pallavanjali is an Inclusive School, Intervention Centre, and an Institute for young adults in difficult situations, whether special needs, school dropouts or under-privileged. Pallavanjali has a fully equipped Intervention Centre with their therapists and special-educators and counselors to guide and support with one-on-one intervention and parent counseling. As the child grows up and is ready for group work, he/she moves to the group intervention program and then on to a classroom situation with regular students following a functional curriculum.
Students and teachers of Pallavanjali school after their experience on the simulators at FSTC
Once they are 15 years of age students move to the functional academic class where they learn at their own pace with a focus on Life Skill. At 18, students graduate to the Career Training Program that teaches them to be work-ready. Students are trained in soft skills like grooming & communication, etiquettes to follow in different situations, money management, time management, and life management. Once the students are ready they move on to Internships in various Corporates according to their aptitude.
Nirvan Kumar a student of Pallavanjali after his simulator experience, excitedly stated that, “I flew over the city of Mumbai and landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.” “It’s real,” his friend Shivam quipped in a wonderous tone. Trina Mehta wanted a longer flight and requested her friends if it was possible to fly “abroad”.
Hoping that this would serve as a model for others to emulate, Capt. Sanjay Mandavia, Managing Director Flight Simulation Technique Centre said, “We at FSTC are excited to have these young visitors at our facility. As we move towards a more inclusive society, it is important to ensure that these young minds are exposed to different avenues and accepted for what they are able to offer.” He also expressed his gratitude to the school authorities for taking a keen interest in the welfare and empowerment of the differently abled children.
Ms. Krishna Das, who heads career training for Pallavanjali thanked FSTC for the unique experience. “It was like a dream come true for us, a truly novel experience for both students and children.”
FSTC is India’s first registered standalone Approved Training Organization (ATO) approved by DGCA, India. Also, FSTC is first and only accredited by ATO by EASA, Airbus, and Boeing. It is the largest in the region with the most number of full flight simulators catering to all the airlines in India that fly various fleet types. FSTC’s course curriculum conforms to the best in class international standards. Around nine hundred pilots have already been trained by FSTC and are inducted by all the major airlines like Indigo, Vistara, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, GoAir and Air India.
FSTC currently provides full flight simulators to the majority of airlines in India and conducts type rating program on B 737 NG, A 320 and ATR 71-600 for self-sponsored individuals as well. FSTC’s newly opened Hyderabad facility holds the country's first A320 Neo and Bombardier Dash8 Q400 simulators. FSTC has achieved a remarkable milestone in the last about seven years by providing services to the aviation industry and creating a pool of trained pilots.
FSTC’s aim is to contribute to the Indian aviation industry towards the enhancement of safety and efficiency by providing tailor-made training programs for optimized performance and safety through advanced flight training.
For additional details, please visit our website:www.fstc.in.