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Fort Rucker/Ozark, Alabama


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6.2 36KFHK Knox AHP / Fort Rucker, Alabama
9.6338KLOR Lowe Army Heliport, Alabama
9.6 35KHEY Hanchey AAF / Fort Rucker, Alabama
14.9 816AL Hooper Field, Alabama
15.511124AL Fort Rucker / Dothan, Alabama
16.1306KSXS Shell Army Heliport, Alabama

31 16 33 secs N - 85 42 48 secs W
Fort Rucker, Alabama
Elevation: 301 feet

Acquired in 1952 as Ozark Army Airfield until January 1959 when was renamed Cairns AAF after General Bogardus Snowden Cairns, who crashed in his helicopter on 09dec58.

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List of units at Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2009/11AFTD206 2009/16
UH-72A Lakota 2009/   
414 - H-47D Chinook 2009/   
S-70 H-60 2009/   
1994/    23 FTSTH-1H Iroquois 2007/   
UH-1H Iroquois 1994/13
1984/    DCSO206 2002/   
1973/    1-223 AVNCH-47F Chinook 2011/   
S-70 H-60
414 - H-47D Chinook
1954/    US Army Aviation SchoolUH-72A Lakota 2015/   
TH-67A Creek 1993/   
TH-55A Osage 1964/88
??/09ATTCUH-72A Lakota 2006/09

News about this location

US Army Orders 35 UH-72A Lakota Valued $273M, 09-Mar-18 : Airbus USA received $273M contract for 35 UH-72A for the US Army training centers. More than 410 Lakotas already delivered

RAH-66 Comanche on Display at Fort Rucker, 17-Feb-17 : A Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche, one of the two built, is on display at the US Army Aviation museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama for limited time until they replace it on the floor with an Apache :(

CAE Wins US Army US$ 450 M Contract, 12-Jan-17 : CAE will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for the U.S. Army's Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) at Fort Rucker, Alabama through 2026

Lakota Simulators at Flight School XXI, 01-Dec-16 : FlightSafety receiving outstanding reviews from US Army personnel using UH-72A Lakota simulators delivered to Flight School XXI

Visual Display Systems for UH-72A Lakota, 18-Jan-16 : 3D perception to deliver to US Army Fort Rucker two additional Northstar immersive visual displays for CAE-built UH-72A Lakota Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

07-Jul-15 - Seventh and Eight UH-72A Trainers for US Army
02-Dec-14 - First UH-72A Flight Simulator at Ft Rucker Accepted
16-Jan-14 - Day in the life of a student helicopter pilot
24-Aug-99 - Northrop Grumman Flight Tests of DIRCM

List of aircraft and events at Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker

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By Date | By Serial

1969 US Army AviationCH-47A Chinook62-02136
1969 US Army AviationCH-47A Chinook62-02118
1988-jan-01 UH-1A Iroquois59-1686
1994-mar-10 US Army AviationUH-1A Iroquois59-1686
1994-mar-10 US Army AviationUH-1H Iroquois71-20033
1994-oct-03 US Army AviationUH-1D Iroquois65-10126
1995 US Army AviationUH-60A Black Hawk78-22974
1996 US Army AviationOH-58A Kiowa71-20443
2003-may-17 UH-1H IroquoisN104HF / 68-16104
2004 US Army AviationOH-58A Kiowa70-15063
2004 US Army AviationOH-58A Kiowa70-15349
2012-oct-18 209 AH-1 CobraN209J
2012-oct-18 RAH-66 Comanche94-0327
2012-nov US Air ForceTH-1H Iroquois74-22502
2013 US Army AviationCH-47D Chinook89-00135
2013-oct US Army AviationMH-60L Black Hawk90-26288
2015 US Army AviationUH-60A Black Hawk82-23754

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