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Butler Student Lands Internship at FlightSafety

Flight Safety International and Butler student
Published: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Katelin Marney was honored by FlightSafety International on Nov. 3 at Butler Community College – Andover Campus for her acceptance into their rigorous digital media internship program.

Marney, 22, was chosen by FlightSafety for her exceptional graphic abilities, solid portfolio and can-do attitude.

“We knew that Katelin had the skill that we needed in our department,” said Steven Ralston, assistant director of programs. “Katelin will have a direct impact on aviation safety by enhancing pilot training.”

Chad Raney, FlightSafety’s director of programs sited the link between the skills Marney has learned at Butler Community College and those that she will need at FlightSafety. Although the application is different, he said “the base skills are exactly the same.”

Marney, who grew up in Winfield, initially wanted to be an engineer but decided to leave her four-year university to attend Butler and work on interactive 3D technology instead.

“It’s a little more creative and not as technical,” Marney said. “I’m really excited to start using my degree and learn on the job.”

Marney is the fourth intern from Butler Community College at FlightSafety. FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals

 from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.