Friday, January 30, 2009

Navy holds meeting about trainer

SUMMERDALE, Ala. - The Navy held a public meeting in Summerdale Thursday to discuss how the Navy’s new training aircraft may impact residents who live near outlying fields used for touch-and-go training. About 200 people showed up at the Summerdale Community Center. The Navy is upgrading its trainer to a more powerful T-6B, and that will require more runway space at outlying fields. Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., which trains naval pilots, operates 13 outlying landing fields in the region. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 01/30/09)