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Tidal Aviation Achieves Cirrus Platinum Training Center Designation; Joins an Elite Group Recognized as Leaders in Aviation Training

December 31, 2014

Tidal Aviation LLC, based at Houston Executive Airport (KTME) in Brookshire, Texas, has been designated a Cirrus Platinum Training Center by Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, Minnesota. This important selection recognizes Tidal Aviation as a training center that “epitomizes premium quality service, exceptional training, outstanding support and state-of-the-art technical skill.”

“At Tidal Aviation we use the latest instructional methods to teach flying in our technically advanced Cirrus aircraft. Our objective has been to build the best flight school and rental/lease operation in the Houston area. Being recognized by Cirrus as such is a great compliment to our team and organization,” said Jim Ratliff, Director of Training and Flight Standards. Jim and fellow instructors Eric Hake and Steve Thomas are Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots (CSIPs).

In order to achieve Platinum status, Tidal Aviation has to meet and maintain stringent requirements, including training in Cirrus’ newest and most advanced aircraft utilizing Cirrus Perspective by Garmin™ avionics. They also must use Cirrus-accepted training syllabi to promote a high level of standardization and safety during flight training. Both the available rental fleet and instructor corps reflect the business’ focus on safety and fun. Currently one of a select few Platinum Training Centers in the world, Tidal Aviation is proud to be recognized as a leader in flight training, both in Texas and the nation.