A recreational aviation flying school is set to be established at the Maryborough Aerodrome, with Bendigo school Comfly partnering with the Maryborough Aero Club to deliver the program locally.
With a general aviation school established in Maryborough previously, Maryborough Aero Club member John Ross said the club wanted to offer a recreational course in the area to open up career opportunities within the industry.
The school, which will be ran by chief flying instructor Neville Boyle from Comfly, a recreational aviation school based in Bendigo, will operate one to two days a week or on a needs basis.
“People are travelling more and more these days and there are so many career opportunities in the aviation industry,” Mr Ross said.
“We are currently looking at having meetings with local high school’s to introduce aviation as a subject.”
Mr Boyle said having the aviation school in the region will give locals the opportunity to get the education and experience without needing to travel.
With the Wings and Wheels event taking place this weekend, people wanting more information on the flying school are encouraged to visit the Maryborough Aerodrome where they can meet with Mr Boyle and Mr Ross.
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