Friday, September 27, 2013
FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Ground was broken Friday on a $2.7 million aviation training facility at the H.L "Sonny" Callahan Airport in Fairhope. The school is for students from Baldwin County high schools and will teach aviation technical skills, industrial maintenance and welding. The first phase will be a 15,000-square-foot building. (Source: WALA-TV, 09/27/13) Previous: Aviation center opening delayed; Context: Construction of a $600 million Airbus A320 final assembly line to the west in Mobile, Ala., has sparked a lot of interest in aerospace. Background: No college, no future? Think again, Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor Quarterly, September 2013.