Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Keel-laying" held for flight academy

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The National Flight Academy at Naval Air Station Pensacola hosted a keel-laying ceremony Tuesday to celebrate construction on the 100,000-square-foot educational facility. When completed in 2011, the academy will be a science camp for students grades 7-12, and will use a naval-aviation-themed environment. Ground was broken in June. The $26.5 million construction project includes a 100,000-square-foot academy and 55,000-square-foot addition to the National Naval Aviation Museum. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 10/06/09)