The uncrowded skies above Leigh Creek are set to be the newest classroom for trainee pilots.
Flight Training Adelaide, based at Parafield Airport, is trialling the town as a perfect location for international student pilots to learn to fly.
The six-week trial commenced on 31 July. The State Government will provide access to upgraded facilities at the Leigh Creek Airport to allow for year-round pilot training in the Northern Flinders Ranges region.
The trial will include 12 student pilots, four airplanes and four staff using the region’s premier, all weather airport with two runways and refuelling facilities.
The Outback Communities Authority runs the airport and has recently modernised its departure lounge and training rooms, with students and staff to stay at the Leigh Creek Outback Resort and have the opportunity to enjoy the township's sports facilities, including gym, tennis, pool, squash, and basketball facilities.