At the heart of the CFTS training centre in Southport, MB, is this dedicated purpose-designed facility built by KF Aerospace in 2008.
Known as the Hilly Brown Building, it was named in honour of Officer Mark Henry “Hilly” Brown, who was born in Portage la Prairie, MB, (near Southport) and was Canada’s first air ace of WWII and a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Officer Brown was killed in action in 1941.
This 80,000 sq. ft. complex includes classrooms equipped with the latest technology in instructional equipment, student lounges, over 40 advanced technology briefing rooms, 2 boardrooms with video conferencing capability, a 150 seat theatre, a flight planning centre, fitness centre, reference library and ceremonies hall. It also houses sophisticated flight simulators and flight training devices and a fully networked facility for interactive training and distance learning, as well as the main administration offices for KF Aerospace and partner subcontractor staff.