monthly_06_2011-thumb-c7ed94076d73d03617d339fc89107571-us t-6bPlease help Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport welcome a group of very special temporary visitors. Starting in early January and for approximately three months, the skies of Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, and Laughlin will be filled with Navy jet trainer aircraft from Corpus Christi, Texas. The Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport along with Landmark Aviation will provide facilities and logistics support for the Navy personnel while they are here. The three-month operation will consist of daily operations of T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft. Approximately 100 to 150 military personnel and military contractors will cycle through the airport during those three months. In addition to Laughlin/Bullhead, surrounding airports will also see an increase in military activity. The surrounding airspace for hundreds of miles around Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is full of military training airspace designated specially for military operations. “This type of operation is completely new for us and I think we should feel very fortunate to have the military choose our airport to help train and prepare our Navy’s future pilots. During the months of January, February, and March, the airport will be bustling with activity. We expect to be a very busy airport for a few months,” said Airport Director Jeremy Keating. “That includes multiple military landings and takeoffs at various times throughout the day”. This will also be a small economic boost for our community as the pilots and mechanics will basically be living here, eating here, and spending their money in our community. Please help us welcome them to our community. For more information on the type of aircraft the Navy will be flying, please visit: http://www.cnatra.navy.mil/aircraft_t6b.htm. For more information on the specific Training Air Wing Four, please visit: http://www.cnatra.navy.mil/tw4/

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