Leadville, Colo.-based RAVCO has graduated eight foreign national military pilots from its first Spanish language mountain helicopter course. The three-week program, carried out at RAVCO’s Mountain/High Altitude Training and Test Site in Leadville, included advanced instruction in techniques related to flying in challenging operational conditions.
The pilots used RAVCO’s fleet of three Bell 206B3s to study aerodynamics, the fundamentals of power management, high-altitude physiology and mountain weather, as well as night vision goggle (NVG) training at altitudes up to 14,000 feet.
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