Flight Academy Opens in the Panhandle

DeFuniak Springs, Fla. - In DeFuniak Springs, a flight academy is officially open for business.

Locals and officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the municipal airport. Onvoi Global Services has been open at the airport for about ten months, serving as a Defense Contractor for the air force with 19 contracts across the country.

They saw a need in the area that they knew they could cater too. The airline industry desperately needs pilots.

"Mainly to service the Fort Rucker, Eglin, Tyndall communities mainly for helicopter pilots that want to transition to fixed wings to go fly for the airlines. The airline industry is hiring at very, very high numbers," said Darryl Centanni, Onvoi Global Service.

The flight school will offer training programs on a fleet of Cessna 172s and a Cessna 208. 

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