Saturday, July 28, 2012

School board OKs aviation center

BAY MINETTE, Ala. -- The Baldwin County Board of Education approved a resolution to take part in creation of an aviation training center for public high school students at Fairhope airport. The board will pay the annual cost of the bond to build the $2 million facility at the Sonny Callahan Airport, about $144,000 a year. The facility will provide technical training to prepare students for jobs in the aviation industry, such as those expected to be produced when Airbus begins building A320 aircraft at Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex. Enterprise Community College and Faulkner State Community College will provide instructors. Training will begin in August 2013. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 07/28/12)