Army to conduct HAMET training at PTA

| October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs

News Release 

25th ID

25th ID

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA — The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, will conduct high altitude mountainous environmental training, or HAMET, until Nov. 7, to prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

The training will consist of flying to three landing zones, or LZs, on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, here.

HAMET training will not occur on weekends or holidays.

Once in the LZ areas, pilots will practice power management, approach, touch-and-go and hovering tasks to prepare them for weather and low-oxygen conditions they will encounter while deployed.

There will be no more than two helicopters in the Mauna Kea LZ areas and three helicopters in the Mauna Loa LZ areas at any one time.

Pilots and aircrews will remain in the helicopters, and no ammunition or heavy loads will be carried during this training.

Helicopters that transit over the occupied palila bird habitat will do so at 2,000 feet above ground level.

Familiarity with this specialized HAMET is critical to save the lives of the Army’s aircrews and the Soldiers they transport when operating in support of operations in Afghanistan.

 

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