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)

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.

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  • by Anita Location: Columbus, OH on Mar 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    Please explain why people are more worried about the "environment" than the training these men & women NEED to stay ALIVE while serving OUR COUNTRY so we can all sleep peacefully at night. Here's a thought, those concerned about the environment should go fight overseas w/no training & see how long you last. PS>I'm all for saving the environment but you're going a bit overboard. There won't be mush environment to worry about if terrorists bomb our country again because our men & women can't get the training they need to fight overseas. Just saying...
  • by RICO Location: Springs on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:48 PM
    No Mary, they are not going to stay on Fort Carson. Since there aren't any Rocky Mountains on Fort Carson, it's likely that they will have to fly to the Rocky Mountains to land on them. Pinon Canyon doesn't have any mountains, either, so they will likely not be going to Pinon Canyon. Geez...
  • by Mary Location: Aguilar on Feb 22, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    And they are going to stay on Fort Carson? RIGHT!! From the dust rising in the pic, I can see every bit of lgras, weeds and roots being gone after about 2 of these suckers land on PCMS!! Of course the ?Army will do its own Environmental assessment and where dust is concerned they are blind!!! What a bunch of liar they are!!
  • by NWO on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:13 PM
    Plus, the terrain resembles that which they would experience during martial law. Why drive to the World Arena when you can take the chopper?
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