• Dothan Training Center

  • CAE Dothan Training Center

  • The CAE Dothan Training Center officially opened in March 2017.  A 79,000 square-foot training facility, the center is designed to provide comprehensive fixed-wing flight training to the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and other customers.  Located at the Dothan Regional Airport in Dothan, Alabama, CAE and its team of industry partners use CAE's Dothan Training Center to deliver academic (classroom) and simulator training, and utilize the adjacent Dothan Regional Airport to deliver live flying training.

    Our customers 

    The primary customer at CAE's Dothan Training Center is the U.S. Army.  Under the Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program CAE is responsible for providing all the training required for experienced U.S. Army rotary-wing aviators transitioning to fly the Army's fleet of more than 350 fixed-wing aircraft. In addition, CAE is also supporting the Army's implementation of a new initial-entry fixed-wing (IEFW) training program so that entry-level Army students can begin their career track to fixed-wing aircraft much sooner. The Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program also serves as the formal training unit for recurrent training for the Army and U.S. Air Force C-12 Huron and other variants of the King Air aircraft such as the RC-12. In total, more than 600 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force pilots will be trained annually. CAE is also able to offer training to other U.S. and international customers at the Dothan Training Center.

    Classrooms, Simulators and Training devices 

    The Dothan Training Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms as well as an impressive suite of synthetic training equipment.

    Academic/Classroom Training

    CAE's Dothan Training Center's state-of-art classrooms provide a professional environment for academic learning.  Courses include:

    • Aircraft systems;
    • Flight regulations;
    • Instrument flying;
    • Navigation;
    • Flight planning;
    • Upset prevention;
    • Weather, and more.

    Procedural and Familiarization Training

    CAE's Dothan Training Center houses an impressive suite of synthetic training equipment that provides a safe and cost-effective environment for pilot training. A range of desktop trainers, CAE Simfinity integrated procedures trainers and flight training devices (FTDs) help provide the required procedural and familiarization training required by fixed-wing aviators.

    Full-Flight Simulators

    CAE's Dothan Training Center houses four CAE 7000XR Series C-12 Huron full-flight simulators (FFSs), two of which will be equipped with CAE's revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit design allowing cockpits representing different configurations of the C-12 aircraft to be used in the simulator. When two of the cockpits are installed on the full-flight simulator mothership, the other two can be connected to a docking station and be used as Level 6-equivalent flight training devices. The CAE-built full-flight simulators at the Dothan Training Center will be qualified to Level D by the Federal Aviation Administration - the highest qualification for flight simulators. The CAE Dothan Training Center also includes two Grob G120TP flight training devices that are FAA Level 6-equivalent FTDs.

    Live Flying Training 

    The comprehensive Army Fixed-Wing Flight Training program features live flying training provided by CAE and its team of subcontractors. CAE is using company-owned Grob G120TP aircraft for a variety of live flight training, including Upset Recovery Training jointly provided by CAE and Aviation Performance Solutions (APS). In addition, a fleet of C-12U Huron aircraft owned and maintained by the U.S. Army is operated by CAE instructors to deliver live flying C-12 Huron training.

    Our Courses 

    CAE is managing the syllabus to deliver all the academic, simulator and live flying training required for the following courses:

    • C-12 Aviator Qualification Course;
    • C-12 Instructor Pilot Course;
    • C-12 Aviator Refresher Course;
    • Initial Entry Fixed- Wing C-12 Track Course;
    • U.S. Air Force C-12 Aviator Qualification Course;
    • U.S. Air Force C-12 Instructor Pilot Course;
    • U.S. Air Force C-12 Aviator Refresher Course.

    CAE has the flexibility and expertise to tailor a training program to individual customer requirements using a combination of academic, simulator and live flying training. 

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    391 Art Morris Drive, Dothan, AL 36303 
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