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CWU Looking at Possible Flight Training Program Move to McAllister Field in Yakima

People boarding an airplaneCentral Washington University is looking at the possibility of moving its flight training program from Ellensburg to McAllister Field in Yakima, university officials said Friday.

Linda Schactler, CWU’s chief of staff, said there’s no schedule for a possible move, which will depend on state funding to build and equip facilities in Yakima.

“We don’t want to move. We’d rather stay here,” she said about Ellensburg. “It will not happen overnight.”

She said CWU also has looked at airports in Moses Lake and Wenatchee.

“We got a really, really warm welcome in Yakima,” she said, adding that CWU has a university center nearby.

Read this article in its entirety online at the Yakima Herald.