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Flight simulator to train pilots earmarked for Bundy


 A plan to train Royal Flying doctors locally is taking flight, and will be a first for the southern hemisphere. 
A proposed flight simulator has been earmarked to be built on council land at the Bundaberg airport.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey says the $20million facility would inject $6million into the local economy, through pilots coming to the region and staying overnight for their training.
"This new simulator will allow pilots to be trained as well as the new beach craft aircraft to be able to have a great future for the Royal Flying Doctor Service," Cr Dempsey says.
Council is set to vote next week on whether to gift the parcel of land, which Cr Dempsey says is worth $405,000, to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
"We are looking forward to the council meeting on Tuesday where this matter will be voted on but we don't want to pre-empt the outcome," Mr Dempsey. 
"Obviously the generation of works is only a benefit for the community going forward."