COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Fort Carson officials say about 40 Marines will test their skills piloting the Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft against Colorado's thin air.
The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/16zrLzZ) the Marines will begin a 10-day training cycle Tuesday using a half dozen of the aircraft from Fort Riley, Kan. The Osprey's wings have helicopter-like rotors that can tilt, and they can take off vertically and fly faster than a helicopter.
The training cycle is the second visit by a group of Ospreys in less than a year to Fort Carson, a popular training post for aviation units preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
About 200 Marines trained on eight of the aircraft at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon in September.
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