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Brindabella closes flying school

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 18, 2010
Canberra will soon be without any flying schools with the closure of Brindabella Flight Training. (Paul Sadler)
Canberra will soon be without any flying schools with the closure of Brindabella Flight Training. (Paul Sadler)

Brindabella Airlines has announced that it will close its Brindabella Flight Training business, a moev which will leave Canberra without a flying school.

“In recent years the business has become less and less commercially viable at Canberra Airport and there is no alternative airfield in Canberra to which we can move,” Brindabella Airlines CEO Jeff Boyd said. “Once we close this business, there will be no flight training in the ACT.”

Boyd added that the decision to close the flying school was a, “reflection of a larger problem affecting the aviation industry, which is a failure at the government and policy level to have any concern for the industry in light of very negative changes over the past 15 years.”

Brindabella Flight Training will close at the end of April for the majority of its students, while some instructors will be retained until the end of September to finalise training for a small number of full time students.

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