Black Sky Training Gets Approval to Offer Rocket Powered Transition Course

black_sky_simOVIEDO, Fla. (BST PR) — Black Sky Training in their constant effort to improve safety and training sets yet another milestone in the Commercial Space Industry.

On January 22, 2014, FAA/AST changed Commercial Space and Commercial Space training forever. After 7 years of development and hard work, Black Sky Training has received a first ever approval for a Rocket Powered Transition course.

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Black Sky Training Receives FAA Approval for 5 New Courses

black_sky_simOVIEDO, Fla. (BST PR) — On January 22, 2014, FAA/AST approved 5 courses for Black Sky Training. The addition of these courses to the BST’s first ever FAA approved space flight training course, High Altitude Physiology, given in BST’s Hypobaric Chamber, fulfills BST’s offering for the Space Flight Participant Series.

These revolutionary courses allow BST to offer FAA approved courses to train as commercial astronauts for not only Space Flight Participants, but to those wanting to become pilots of rocket powered RLV spacecraft and to any licensed pilot wanting to hone or advance their skills.

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FAA Approves Black Sky Training Program

black_sky_trainingOviedo, FL (Black Sky Training PR) — Today the FAA awarded Black Sky Training the first ever safety approval for space training. This signals that the FAA/AST continues the commitment to safety for the flying public that began in 1958.

“The flying public has come to expect the highest level of safety for its passengers, and training for the men and women whose job it is to transport passengers to and from their destinations. By establishing a standard protocol for training of the flying public and flight crews, they [the FAA/AST] have signaled the burgeoning space flight industry that nothing but the highest safety standards are to be provided to the passengers.”

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Orbital Commerce Project to Conduct Flight Medicine Study

Oviedo, Fla. (OCP PR) – Orbital Commerce Project/Black Sky Training in conjunction with its training partner, Dr. Paul Buza, a recognized expert in both DCI and hypobaric hypoxia, announced today that they have begun a study into the effects of hypobaric hypoxia on people taking neuro-psychiatric prescriptions. This study will determine if there is any change the patient’s physiological and psychological profile during high altitude flight.

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Black Sky Training Adds Two Experts to Roster

Black Sky Training PR — Black Sky Training is proud to announce MOU’s and agreements for Strategic Partnership with two leading industry professionals.

Dr. Paul Buza:
Dr. Buza is the founder and medical director for the Southern AeroMedical Institute- SAMI. His high altitude chamber technology, flight training devices and simulated ATC teach pilots the dangers of hypoxia. Dr. Buza is a board certified Neurologist specializing in advanced diving medicine and aerospace physiology. He is a professor at Wright State School of Aerospace Medicine and Florida Institute of Technology. In addition he conducts research in clinical medicine, diving medicine and aerospace physiology.

Jim Alsip MCFI-A:
Mr Alsip is a Master Certified Flight Instructor with an aerobatic endorsement. He is an active member of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC), a charter member of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), and has been an active FAA Safety Team Representative with the Vero Beach, Florida chapter. Jim regularly conducts seminars at Florida’s Sun-n-Fun Fly-In and speaks at FAA’s Lakeland Production Facility. He also appears weekly on www.gatvonline.com in the GATV segment titled “Hangar Talk”.

With the addition of Jim Alsip, BST now has two Master CFIs on staff. Black Sky Training is excited about the addition of a pilot instructor with the credentials and experience that Mr. Alsip brings.

Black Sky Training is the premiere spaceflight training school in the US. BST is currently in process with the FAA to begin issuing rocket powered flight type ratings to pilots.