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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

209 AH-1 CobraN209J 18oct12
CH-47A Chinook62-02118 69
CH-47A Chinook62-02136 69
CH-47D Chinook89-00135 13
MH-60L Black Hawk90-26288 oct13
OH-58A Kiowa70-15063 04
OH-58A Kiowa70-15349 04
RAH-66 Comanche94-0327 18oct12
TH-1H Iroquois74-22502 nov12
UH-1A Iroquois59-1686 01jan88 10mar94
UH-1D Iroquois65-10126 03oct94
UH-1H Iroquois71-20033 10mar94
UH-1H IroquoisN104HF / 68-16104 17may03
UH-60A Black Hawk78-22974 95
UH-60A Black Hawk82-23754 15

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