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Army to create 4 copter landing sites within training grounds on Mauna Loa

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 28, 2013

~~<p>The Army plans to create four mountain landing zones for helicopter training on Mauna Loa within Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island &mdash; a step that removes applying for permits on state land, which was problematic for the Army two years ago.</p>
<p>The additional touch&shy;down spots at between 8,520 and 8,800 feet would increase PTA's landing zones to 35 from 31 on the 132,000-acre military training grounds.</p>
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The Army plans to create four mountain landing zones for helicopter training on Mauna Loa within Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island — a step that removes applying for permits on state land, which was problematic for the Army two years ago.

The additional touch­down spots at between 8,520 and 8,800 feet would increase PTA's landing zones to 35 from 31 on the 132,000-acre military training grounds. Login for more...



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