AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Black Hawk helicopters buzzed over parts of Colorado on Wednesday as pilots with the Army National Guard practiced landing at Denver metro area hospitals.
One landing practice was at the University of Colorado Hospital. The practice allows pilots to prepare to land at metro area hospitals if they rescue people during floods, wildfires, or a search and rescue mission.READ MORE: Golden Cancer Patient Calling On State To Include More Patients In Next Vaccine Phase
“They would be able to bring multiple patients at once as opposed to our civilian helicopters that can only bring one patient at a time,” Joy Schmitter with UCH said.READ MORE: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Woman's Murder On Colfax
UCH is the closest hospital to Buckley Air Force Base with the capability to allow a Black Hawk helicopter to land.MORE NEWS: Weld County Joins 'Meat In' Day Supporters Following Polis' Controversial Announcement
Only a handful of area hospitals have helipads equipped for a Black Hawk helicopter landing.