Military

Apr 29, 2013 6:34 PM by Juice Godfrey

High altitude aviation training center opens

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - One of the premiere high altitude aviation training facilities in the United States has opened in Colorado.

The Colorado Army National Guard post celebrated the opening of the new building on Friday at the Eagle County Airport.

According to KCNC-TV, the new facility is expected to train more than 400 pilots each year.

The pilots are taught that high altitudes can make flying helicopters dangerous because the thinner air saps performance.

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