The Genesee County Airport in New York has not had a flight school since 2007, but will soon be home to a satellite location of Bob Miller Flight Training Inc. The committee that oversees the airport approved a five-year lease of two offices and two new T-hangars at the Genesee County Airport.
The lease and subsequent opening of the school will create several new jobs. Bob Miller Flight Training, a Cessna Pilot Center, plans to base two technologically-advanced training aircraft and instructors at the airport for training operations.
Bob Miller Flight Training can also provide associate’s and bachelor’s degrees through affiliations with schools such as Utah Valley University and Mountain State University. In these programs, students enroll in online degree programs offered by the schools while they complete their flight training at Bob Miller Flight Training. The flight school is FAA approved to offer accelerated flight training programs.
Since 1998, the Genesee County Airport has received nearly $13 million dollars from the federal government and nearly $350,000 from the county. During that time, the airport has been profitable 11 out of 12 years. Having an active flight training operation will help build on this already solid foundation and is an important step in further development of the airport.