CAE military flight-training facility opens in Dothan

Updated: Mar. 6, 2017 at 1:38 PM CST
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Governor Robert Bentley visited Dothan Monday for the opening of a new flight training center.

CAE built the $75 million facility at the Dothan Regional Airport. U.S. Army aviators will train at this facility, which will provide fixed-wing flight training, including classroom, simulator, and live-flying instruction. The center also has use of full-motion flight simulators.

"The training center here is specifically for Army and Air Force aviators," Ray Duguette, President and General Manager said. "There will be 600 aviators trained here in the facility annually. We plan to expand the facility to take care of international customers and other customers that the army and air force desires to bring to the Dothan airport."

The center will also be used to provide the U.S. Air Force and other customers with flight training.

The flight training center is about 10 miles from Fort Rucker.

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