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Commercial pilots come to DuBois for specialized flight training

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FALLS CREEK – Commercial pilots from all across the United States are coming to the DuBois area for specialized flight training.

Southern Airways has set up a flight training simulator and facility at the DuBois Regional Airport where students are learning how to fly Cessna Caravans.

Senior Vice President from Southern Airways’ Flight Training Facility at DuBois Regional Airport, Michael Abramowicz, explains how long the training takes …

Abramowicz said students with prior experience can pick things up a little faster, while inexperienced pilots may need some extra time to finish the course.

He noted that Southern Airways hires pilots as first officers and then trains them to become captains.