View Full Version : Official News from Britannia Flight Centre. Inc.

11th Sep 2002, 03:59
September 11th, 2002

Dear all,

We are deeply saddened to inform all of you that the Britannia Flight Centre in Winter Haven, Florida will officially cease the acceptance of flight students as of September 11th, 2002. This inevitable closure is due to new rule changes brought on by the events of September 11th, 2001. Under these new rules, all students are required to enter the United States with a valid training visa. New licence conversion rules that the FAA came out with in July also make it impossible for students to come to the flight school for time building without any additional expenses.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our past students, instructors and examiners. You have all helped Britannia to become the success that it was over the past years. A very special "thank you" goes out to Margaret and Eric Shipley for entrusting us with the continuation of the Britannia tradition of providing quality training with personal care to each individual student.

It is unfortunate that we have to close our FTO, but we hope to return sometime in the future to provide quality training for future pilots. We wish the best of luck to all of the student pilots, FTO's and fellow aviators.

Sincerely yours,

George Orive and Jatin Gaur