Knox Army Heliport
The Aviation Training Brigade consists of five battalions that conduct flight training at Fort Rucker at three training sites. 1st Battalion, 223d Aviation Regiment, Cairns Army Airfield and Knox Army Heliport conducts flight training in the CH-47, C-12 and conducts the Maintenance Test Pilot Courses, it also provides evaluations of flight training for contractors.
In 1981, an Army Reserve unit used Shell for its base while Knox Field was being modernized. Operations at Shell Army Heliport near Enterprise were reduced significantly in 1993 after training programs were decreased and flight operations were consolidated and re-aligned among Cairns Army Airfield, and Lowe, Hanchey and Knox Army Heliports.
Knox Army Heliport is named after Jim Knox, a civilian flight instructor killed at Fort Sill, OK, in 1954, shortly before the Aviation School moved to Fort Rucker.
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