BGSU, BG Flight Center open new facility

BOWLING GREEN, O.— The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center officially opened the new 16,800 square-foot facility today (April 17).

Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey and Mark Smith, CEO of North Star Aviation, the parent company of Bowling Green Flight Center, led local officials in the ribbon cutting.

The facility, which includes an 8,000 square-foot hangar and 8,800 square-foot training complex for classrooms and offices, is on East Poe Road and Tarragon Drive, on the southwest side of the current airport complex. The additional classroom space includes full-motion flight simulator, all designed to expand the opportunities for the aviation students at BGSU.

The project was funded by Bowling Green Flight Center.

The agreement between BGSU and the BG Flight Center also included upgrading the entire fleet of training aircraft.

“After months of planning and construction, I am looking forward to having our students and faculty in this new facility and so that they can begin using all of the state-of-the-art equipment,” said Mazey. “BGSU is poised and ready to provide the outstanding graduates needed to staff the growing global aviation industry.”