Posted: Jul 30, 2012 8:45 AM by AP
Updated: Jul 30, 2012 8:46 AM
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - The Natchitoches Regional Airport will hold a grand opening Thursday for a new flight school to be operated by Flight Academy of New Orleans.
Airport Manager Larry Cooper tells the Times that the Federal Aviation Administration approved school will be in the hangar formerly occupied by Northwestern State University.
Founded in 2003, FANO will train professionals for all types of pilot jobs, including corporate jets and airlines and for business or personal use.
The school will also offer elective courses using prior learning assessment to students from Northwestern State University.
FANO has an existing flight school campus at the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.