A Riverina town has been named as one of the nation's newest sites for training commercial pilots.
Sydney Flight College, which is based out of Bankstown in Sydney, has this week announced it will open a second school in Temora.
"We've been looking at places out west for a long time, and Temora has always been a good option," said flight instructor, Matthew Piers.
While a specific centre and student accommodation have been earmarked for the Temora airport site, Mr Piers was not able to indicate the expected cost of the endeavour.
He did, however, indicate that a major deciding factor was Temora's consistent weather which would aid flying demonstrations and sessions.
"The whole Riverina region is good for its weather. At the moment in Bankstown with the proximity to the water, we face a lot of cloud cover that means we can only fly about 65 per cent of the time," Mr Piers said.
"In Temora, we're looking at being able to fly 95 per cent of the time. There are clear skies and clear air space."
With more time in the air, Mr Piers said students could potentially complete their commercial pilot licence requirements sooner.
After 18 months of background planning, Mr Piers said the decision to bring the school to Temora made practical and historic sense, given the town's steeped past in aviation.
Mr Piers expects the endeavour to benefit the community's existing culture, and enhance what is already on offer through the airport.
"There are already small flight schools in Temora, but nothing of this scale that is CASA-approved," he said.
"With this course, students can start day one with no experience and after 12 months, they'll be ready to start their first charter."
The operation is expected to begin modestly, with an intake of only 20 students arriving for the first sessions in late winter or early spring.
"Eventually, we're looking to invest in a purpose-built site so that the students can come, live and breathe aviation," Mr Piers said.
Expressions of interests are now being accepted ahead of the first intake.
"We want to start locally by letting local students know there are options, and pulling as many students from Temora and surrounds, but then we will be looking to bring students nationally and down the track, internationally."