Army Aviators Will Visit Colorado For Training

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
A unit of Army aviators will visit Fort Carson this spring to practice flying in terrain similar to what they

US military UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter lands to extract members of Army Combat Team, during a mission near Tall Afar, Iraq. (AP)

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Army aviators from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division will be visiting Fort Carson for training between early February 23 and mid-May.

The pilots will practice flying their UH-60 Blackhawks, HH-60 Medevac Blackhawks, AH-64 Apaches and the CH-47 Chinooks in the Rocky Mountains because the terrain resembles what they’ll experience in Afghanistan. The training is called High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training, or HAMET.

Fort Carson says the visiting aviators will follow the current rules and regulations for flight training and all noise complaints can be directed to the Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-9849.

Note: Fort Carson originally indicated that this training would begin in April, but has issued a correction saying it will begin on February 23.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139901993 -
Gray Television, Inc.