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Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

Helicopter pilot training for the Afghan army at Fort Rucker is shifting to UH-60 Black Hawks now that the Russian Mi-17 training program has come to an end. The Aviation and Missile Command’s Aviation Center Logistics Command recently shipped the last two operational Mi-17 helicopters from Fort Rucker to Afghanistan, ending a seven-year training program… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 24-Jan-18

First-of-its-kind training conducted by US Marine Corps on HMLA-773

First-of-its-kind training conducted by US Marine Corps on HMLA-773

Crew members and ordnance technicians with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron-773 (HMLA-773) conducted innovative drooped gun training that will set the standard across the U.S. Marine Corps Dec. 1, 2017 here. A drooped gun is a malfunction that occurs when an AH-1W SuperCobra 20 mm Gatling gun does not stow in its turret when landing…. Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 08-Dec-17

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First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and Afghan Air Force leaders were in attendance to congratulate the pilots during this historic ceremony. “I am happily announcing… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 27-Nov-17

Last A model Kiowa flies out of Fort Rucker

Last A model Kiowa flies out of Fort Rucker

Twenty feet overhead at the front entrance of the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is a static display of the Kiowa Warrior OH-58A/C helicopter. It’s the only A/C model Kiowa Warrior that visitors to the museum will see flying in the vicinity these days. The Aviation Center Logistics Command released its last Kiowa… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 02-Nov-17

Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

The Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site celebrated its acquisition of a UH-60M, the newest model of Black Hawk helicopter, and a Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) Device 5 simulator September 28 in a ceremony here. With these acquisitions, EAATS, administered by the Pennsylvania National Guard, will be the only site outside Fort Rucker,… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 03-Oct-17