Updated 04/16/2009 09:13 PM
Clarkson ROTC cadets train with Black Hawk helicopters
POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Clarkson University's ROTC Cadets got a chance to see Potsdam from the skies during a Black Hawk training exercise. Freshmen and sophomores in the program learned about Black Hawk helicopters and got to experience flying in them first hand.
The Black Hawks were flown in by New York National Guard pilots who assisted the cadets in their training.
"It's an exciting opportunity to do something unique. I mean ,most college students probably don't get the chance to ride around in Black Hawk helicopters and it’s also an opportunity for these cadets to find out if aviation is something they might want to do," said Major Scott Toth, Enrollment Officer for Clarkson Army ROTC.
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"It really shows the diversity and strength of the Army, like just a whole other tool at our dispense, so just really, really cool to see everything we can do," said Josh Risewick, a Clarkson Army ROTC Cadet.
This is Clarkson's second year with Black Hawk Training and they hope it will become an annual event.