25th CAB continues pre-deployment training missions at PTA

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
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25th CAB

25th CAB

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division is conducting pre-deployment training missions at Pohakuloa Training Area, on the Big Island.

This training requires an increase in air traffic, as helicopters depart from here and fly east along the H-1 corridor to PTA.

The 25th CAB helicopters travel along H-1, which is a Federal Aviation Administration-approved route, through what is known as the “H-1 transition” in Honolulu Airport’s Class B airspace.

Flights will end around May 24.

“(PTA) has been essential to the success of our training flights and the life-saving measures we train our Soldiers on, as we prepare for the rigors of deployment,” said Col. Frank Tate, commander, 25th CAB. “The use of PTA has been invaluable. The U.S. Army remains committed to working with Honolulu Air Traffic Services to develop alternate routes, ensuring the lowest impact possible on the environment and neighboring communities, as we continue to train (at PTA).”

The brigade’s primary training focus will be aerial gunnery, which is critical training needed for crews to execute complex missions in support of combat operations during deployment.

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