INTENSE Close Air Support Training Exercise With The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron
The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 (HMLAT-303), is a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter training squadron stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Known as the “Atlas”, HMLAT-303 trains newly commissioned Naval Aviators, conversion pilots, refresher pilots, and enlisted aircrew on the Bell UH-1Y Venom, Bell AH-1Z Viper, and the Bell AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters.
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In this video, Marines with the HMLAT-303 provide close air support from a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during a training exercise northeast of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. The crew of the UH-1Y fire the GAU-21 .50 cal and an M134 mini-gun at simulated targets in the California desert. I’d pity their real live targets.
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