Stories of the FTS People

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Carl Suttle

President - Sales, Engineering and
New Product Development

Carl Suttle

President - Sales, Engineering and
New Product Development

It took 4 years for him to write the code so that others can build simulated GPS driven flight decks like the Garmin 1000 without having to write code.

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It took 4 years for Carl to write the code

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Eric Paton

President - Production,
Supply Chain and Logistics

Eric Paton

President - Production,
Supply Chain and Logistics

Eric has been working tirelessly since co-founded FlyThisSim, he spent 4 years to produce the G1000, GNS 430W and G500 models that interface with SimAVIO® software.

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Eric labored for 4 years to produce the G1000, GNS 430W and G500 models

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Allen Rohr

Production Technician

Allen Rohr

Production Technician

Allen is an aerospace engineering graduate at Cal Poly State University, he puts in long hours at FTS, and never cuts corners with quality.

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Allen puts in long hours at FTS, and never cuts corners with quality.

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Chris Marino

Director of Operations

Chris Marino

Director of Operations

Chris knows more about aircraft dynamics and engineering than most, thanks to his time at Cal Poly and the software engineers out whenever needed.

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Chris knows more about aircraft dynamics and engineering than most.

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Carson Buckley

Production Manager

Carson Buckley

Production Manager

Carson, pilot, product assembly and test technician. If you want to know how to do something the right way, first time, ask Carson. We do.

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If you want to know how to do something the right way, first time, ask Carson.

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Liz Andrews

Instrument and Panel Designer

Liz Andrews

Instrument and Panel Designer

Liz uses her skills in computer art to create the textures for our instrumentation, and constructed the Beech, Robinson and Avidyne C400 panels for the TouchTrainer.

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Liz used her computer art skills to construct the Beech, Robinson and Avidyne C400 panels.

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Michael Smith

Support Services Manager

Michael Smith

Support Services Manager

our computer assembly and test guru, constantly improving their build and test to ensure our computers withstand the shipping to the customer.

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Michael is our computer assembly and test guru.

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Martin Bialy

New Product Design Engineer

Martin Bialy

New Product Design Engineer

Martin is an aerospace engineer and our CAD Design expert. He is responsible for the great fit function and build quality of our TouchTrainers, and created the new Piper panels for the Arrow, Warrior and Malibu.

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Martin created the new Piper panels for the Arrow, Warrior and Malibu.

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NEIL PATON, PHD

Science Director

NEIL PATON, PHD

Science Director

Neil was first person to buy a TouchTrainer, and he has been working his entire life as an aerospace engineer. At FlyThisSim, his primary function is public relations, and he writes and publishes in major aviation journals, with a focus towards safety and training.

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Neil writes and publishes in major aviation journals, with a focus towards safety and training.

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Zach Yamauchi

Production

Zach Yamauchi

Production Support

Young and inspired by aviation, Zach produces our simulators whilst commandeering gliders on the side.

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Young and inspired by aviation, Zach produces our simulators whilst commandeering gliders on the side.

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Alden Wilson

System Administration and Customer Support

Alden Wilson

System Administration and Customer Support

Alden surprises us almost daily with hidden talents that improve the customer support experience.

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Alden surprises us almost daily with hidden talents that improve the customer support experience.

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Kristi Smith

sales

Kristi Smith

sales

Kristi is a dedicated FTS sales person she can get a simulator through the FTS factory, to you, fast.

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Kristi is our no bones straight talking sales person.

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