Fort Hood Air Assault School conducts rappel testing out of UH-60 Black Hawks
November 22, 2013
Instructors at the Fort Hood Air Assault School conducted rappel testing out of two UH-60 Black Hawks Nov. 20. Students in the course have to tie their own harnesses in under 90 seconds, and correctly rappel 85 feet to the ground to pass. Air Assault School qualifies Soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Each class begins with 132 students, and ends with an average of 80 graduates. At the time these photographs were taken, class 02-14 was down to 46 students.