Students Will Fly Diamond Planes
Honolulu Community College recently
selected Galvin Flying Services, Inc. of Seattle, WA as its flight
training provider. The college is part of the University of Hawaii
system, and conducts its flight training operations at Kalaeloa
airport (KJRF) at the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station on the
island of Oahu, HI.
The HCC/Galvin program began for the Fall Semester in August.
Student enrollments are expected from throughout the state, and
nationally as well as students and airline trainees from the
"We are very pleased with the modern approach that Galvin Flying
Services, Inc. takes to pilot training and customer service," sadi
Chancellor Ramsey R. Pederson. "We expect our flight program to be
a leader in collegiate pilot training, and we have confidence that
our Galvin relationship will make it so."
HCC representatives say the Galvin/HCC fleet offers the newest
and most modern training fleet and simulators in the University
Aviation Association (UAA), representing over 100 collegiate
programs. The HCC/Galvin program offers an airline-oriented
approach to collegiate flight training.
The program features Diamond DA40 Diamond Star and DA42 Twin
Star aircraft equipped with Garmin’s G1000 all-glass
navigation-avionics suite, including primary flight display (PFD)
and multifunction display (MFD) to replace traditional round gauge
cockpit instruments. This cockpit instrumentation is similar to
large commercial aircraft.
To meet expected demand, Galvin positioned an initial fleet of
Diamond Aircraft Industries products at the training facility,
including three Diamond DA40s and one twin-diesel DA42.
"Diamond Aircraft is very committed to the flight training
market. We are the only manufacturer of modern, composite aircraft
to offer a full line of products for flight schools -- from the
DA20 two-seat trainer, to the DA40 4-seat single, DA42 Diesel twin,
DA50 high-performance single and the D-JET personal jet," said
Heike Larson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Diamond. "We
applaud Galvin and Honolulu Community College's approach of
conducting training in modern, technologically advanced airplanes.
We believe that modern planes, combined with aircraft-like flight
training devices from Diamond Simulation, are a great training
platform for career pilot candidates and personal flyers
Peter G. Anderson, President of Galvin Flying Services, Inc.
added "Our pilot education programs include a key element beyond
the very latest in technology. In fact, our training programs may
be the only ones in the world today integrating this element. This
key element is that our training not only demonstrates HOW to
utilize the latest and most advanced cockpit technology; we also
provide the logical reasoning and knowledge of WHY each action is
taken in the cockpit. This level of reasoning beyond memorizing
rote actions is unparalleled in the flight training industry."