WAATS – Pinal Air Park

Tour of Western Army Aviation Training Site
Host: Colonel Jeremy Pfeifer

The Arizona Army National Guard’s Western Army Aviation Training Site (WAATS) is in Marana adjacent to Pinal Air Park. Over 1,000 students graduate yearly. There are 54 military helicopters out there.

The mission is to enhance Army Aviation readiness through exceptional graduate level helicopter pilot training and regional simulation support. Training for other foreign countries takes place – currently includes Thailand, Albania, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.