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GMC students experience flight in Black Hawk helicopters
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More than 300 Milledgeville students took flight Thursday afternoon.

Two Sikorsky UH-60s landed at Georgia Military College.

You probably know them as Black Hawk helicopters.

According to college president General William Caldwell, most of the students plan to go into the military when they graduate.

He says they need to get a taste of what the military goes through on a daily basis.

"We have kids out there today who have not even been in an airplane before in their entire life. Their first aerial flight is in a Black Hawk helicopter, with the doors open, moving at about 120 knots up there in the air banking at about a 60 degree turn. I mean, they're getting a real feel for what it's like to be someone serving in the Armed Forces," says Caldwell.

The general thanked the Georgia National Guard for providing the Black Hawks.

Due to troop deployments, this is the first time in 8 years the helicopters have come to town.


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