Vintage planes on display at the 60th anniversary of the Warwick and District War Memorial Aerodrome.
Vintage planes on display at the 60th anniversary of the Warwick and District War Memorial Aerodrome. Elyse Wurm

New flight school to be built in Warwick

THE Southern Downs Regional Council will build a flight school at the Warwick Aerodrome in the coming months.

It has called for construction companies to submit a tender for the build by September 5.

Tender documents call for a new hangar, two classrooms, a flight simulator room, a briefing room and assorted amenities at the Massie-Bony Mountain Rd site.

Mayor Tracy Dobie said the council budgeted about $310,000 for the build.

"It is about planning for our future to make it a modern, high-quality aerodrome,” she said.

"We have been developing a lot of infrastructure at the aerodrome, with road upgrades and support buildings.”

Plans for a new flight school for the Warwick aerodrome.
Plans for a new flight school for the Warwick aerodrome. SDRC

When built, the council will hire the flight school facilities to independent companies and contractors.

"There are quite a number of privately owned facilities at the aerodrome,” Cr Dobie said.

"Some are freehold, there are facilities owned by the Australian Defence Force and some owned by the council.”

The project is funded through State Government Works 4 Queensland program.

A further $235,000 will be spent fixing the gliding strip.

Plans for a new flight school for the Warwick aerodrome.
Plans for a new flight school for the Warwick aerodrome. SDRC