FORT RUCKER RESUMING FLIGHT TRAINING PAUSED BY CORONAVIRUS

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FORT RUCKER, Ala. (AP) – The Army plans to resume flight training at an Alabama base where most pilot trainees have been grounded because of the coronavirus.

Commanders at Fort Rucker imposed a two-week suspension of flight training for about 810 students after three COVID-19 infections were confirmed at the base.

Now Maj. Gen. David J. Francis says training of combat aviators is scheduled to resume Monday.

Francis said Fort Rucker officials believe quarantine and tracing procedures followed after the infections were identified have kept the virus from spreading.

Social distancing measures are also being enforced, and aircraft and simulators are being sanitized between flights.

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4/18/2020 10:26:16 AM (GMT -5:00)

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