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3 years 1 month ago

Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk,...

4 years 5 months ago

FAA proposes new rules for helicopter safety

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing stricter flight rules for helicopters, including requiring all craft be equipped with an electronic system that warns of terrain or other obstacles. The proposals were released Thursday. The FAA says helicopter crashes are on the rise. In 2008, six accidents involving medical...

4 years 7 months ago

US Army begins relief missions in Pakistan

U.S. Army helicopters have flown their first relief missions in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest. An Associated Press reporter saw four U.S. Chinooks evacuating hundreds of people stranded for days in a mountain town in the upper reaches of the Swat Valley. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said Thursday the choppers...

5 years 3 months ago

Wheels down for Springs police choppers

It's wheels down forever for the Colorado Springs police helicopters. They held a ceremony today to decommission the two choppers. City council axed the air unit from next year's city budget. ""This isn't a day to mourn," said Police Chief Richard Myer at the police hangar near the Springs...

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