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Institutional | HENSEL PHELPS – HIGH-ALTITUDE ARMY AVIATION TRAINING SITE High Aspirations PILOTS WILL DESCEND ON A NEW AVIATION TRAINING FACILITY IN COLORADO. BY BRIAN SALGADO W Site will be »The new High-altitude Army Aviation Trainingmanagementain101,600-square-foot facility that will teach pilots in the Colorado Army National Guard about power high-altitude situations. hen it comes to training military pilots, simulations offer only so much practical experience. That is why the new training facility Hensel Phelps will deliver for the Colorado Army National Guard (COARNG) in Gypsum, Colo., is so imperative for the U.S. military and pilots around the world. Hensel Phelps is building the new High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site (HAATS), a 101,600-square-foot training facility that will teach pilots about power management in high-altitude situations. This process requires the power management of pilots flying in all flight regimes and, according to the COARNG – which operates the training program – produces insight to every situations, which includes multi-ship operations. Power management is knowing how much power a pilot has available and not exceeding that available power to accomplish a mission. The challenges that high-altitude flying presents to the pilot are the same challenges when flying in hot conditions or when flying with heavy payloads. According to Brian Mayard, planning and programming branch manager for the COARNG, similar rotary wing training facilities exist in other parts of the United States, but only Colorado’s mountainous terrain offers actual environments pilots will face when attempting these types of maneuvers at high altitudes. Located at Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, pilots are trained at the facility to land at sites between 6,500 to 14,000 feet above sea level. “There are ARNG Aviation Training Sites [AATS] in Arizona and Pennsylvania, but they don’t specialize in the high-altitude aspects of flying,” Mayard explains. “We’re very fortunate to have this type of aviation training site here in Colorado. “You can simulate certain things at sea level; you can still pull in power and even easily manage the power management piece, but at 10,000 feet, the power may not be there,” Mayard adds. “This is a big flight safety issue, and will continue to save lives and prevent crashes by having extraordinary training and 60 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM MARCH 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
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