Pilot training begins in Leigh Creek

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International students will soon learn to fly in Leigh Creek’s clear skies and uncrowded air space through a trial by Parafield Airport-based pilot training school, Flight Training Adelaide.

The six-week trial commences on 31 July and will allow FTA to deliver part of its commercial pilot training course in Leigh Creek.

With a contribution of $40,000 towards the trial, the South Australian Government will provide access to upgraded facilities at the Leigh Creek Airport to allow for year-round pilot training in the Northern Flinders Ranges region.

The trial will include 12 student pilots, four airplanes and four staff using the region’s premier, all weather airport with two runways and refuelling facilities.

The Outback Communities Authority runs the airport and it has recently modernised its departure lounge and training rooms, with students and staff to stay at Leigh Creek Outback Resort’s refurbished accommodation.

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