DynaLantic Brings Students to Ozark

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

A new business is really taking off for one Wiregrass city.

A helicopter training facility is now open in Ozark, bringing in students from all over the world.

DynaLantic Corporation has finally started training student pilots in Ozark, after about a year and a half wait for a building.

"The job creation and the money flow, it's just what we hoped it would be. It's going to get bigger and better," says Ozark Mayor, Bob Bunting.

The school uses flights simulators that will train students to fly many tips of helicopters, specifically the Huey II.

"The reason we picked Ozark is because, which you know, it's right outside Ft. Rucker, the helicopter capital of the world, and we had the opportunity to train foreign users not in competition with Ft. Rucker, but in addition to," says Vice President of Engineering for DynaLantic Corporation, Douglas DiMartino.

Students literally come from all over the world to Ozark for the training.

Students from Russia are training to fly for their military, but before going up in the real thing, students spend hours in the classrooms and in the simulators.

"You can stop the action and critique the student. The instructor pilot has the opportunity to train the student as to what he is doing incorrectly," says DiMartino.

Ozark city leaders and DynaLantic officials are calling this business a marriage between three companies.

DynaLantic trains pilots to use the Huey II.

Bell-Aero in Ozark helps build those helicopters, using many graduates from the Enterprise-Ozark community.

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