Navy aviators train at Roswell

March 7, 2013 • Local News

Lt. Cmdr. Shalen “Sugar” Cain, the officer in charge of training 70 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators at RIAC, stands beside a T-34C. The training will continue through April. (Jill McLaughlin Photo)

Navy and Marine aviators learning to fly over Roswell have created a stir around town as 25 white-and-orange planes buzz the airways six days a week.

The Naval Air Station Corpus Christi-based group of 70 trainees and 30 instructors moved training operations to the Roswell International Air Center this year in an effort to save money and time, said Lt. Cmdr. Shalen “Sugar” Cain.

“The weather (in Roswell) is more conducive to training on a consistent basis,” Cain Login to read more

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