MITAGS-PMI selected to assist Washington State pilot applicants

Gregg Trunnell, Director of Pacific Maritime Institute announced that MITAGS-PMI, in partnership with Progeny Systems Corporation, was selected by the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners (BPC) to develop simulation exercises as part of a comprehensive examination and assessment of potential candidates to enter the state’s training program.    
Utilizing simulation to assist in the Pilot Candidate selection process, has proven to be an effective way to ensure qualified and competent applicants. This will mark our sixth iteration of an objective simulation program to assist pilot organizations secure top candidates.” states Gregg Trunnell, Director of the Pacific Maritime Institute.

Pilot applicants, who have successfully completed the written examination and simulator evaluations, will be placed on a rank-ordered list for entry into a training program. Pursuant to State law at RCW 88.16.090(4) a pilot applicant is eligible for entry into the BPC administered training program, and eligible to be issued a training license no more than four years after successfully completing the written entry examination. The selected pilot applicants receive a stipend while enrolled in the training program.

For more information about simulation training at PMI, please contact Mr. Gregg Trunnell at (206) 719-2801 or via e-mail at  You may also visit the MITAGS-PMI website at

By Professional Mariner Staff