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T-6 trainers coming to SWGA Regional Airport

September 20, 2002

Albany-- Fighter pilots from Moody Air Force Base will soon start training here in Albany.

The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport will serve as training ground for the T-6, or single engine turbo prop trainers. Pilots from Moody will fly up to Albany's airport, practicing approaches and other maneuvers at least six times a week.

Airport Director Richard Howell says having the Moody airmen here will help boost the traffic count, securing the airport's control tower, "In the long run it will be beneficial, it will increase the traffic count more guarantee from year to year we'll be keeping our control tower."

The Airport will not receive a fee for the T-6 training. Howell thinks training will start in the next few weeks.

Posted at 4:20 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com