India prepares for `Air Mobility Rodeo 2011`

India along with 30 other countries would be testing air mobility operations skills in `Air Mobility Rodeo 2011`, from July 24.

Updated: Jul 19, 2011, 08:43 AM IST

Washington: India along with 30 other countries would be testing air mobility operations skills in `Air Mobility Rodeo 2011`, scheduled to commence from July 24.

The goal of the RODEO competition is to develop and improve techniques and procedures that enhance air mobility operations such as delivering cargo and refueling aircraft.

In total more than 150 teams and 3,000 people, both US
and international are expected to participate.

The last competition took place in July 2009 at McChord,
Washington.

"RODEO showcases AMC`s best of the best and allows us to
train and learn through spirited competition," said Brig Gen
Frederick H Martin, AMC Directorate of Operations and RODEO
2011 commander.

"Not only does this world-class competition train
mobility forces for the fight, it provides a forum for Airmen
and our international partners to share the best of tactics
and techniques.

"Improvement and cooperation are essential in our
continued participation in global contingency operations," he
said.

In addition, this is the first year for the International
Aeromedical Evacuation and Enroute Care Conference (20-21
July), and the International Airdrop Symposium (19-21 July).
"We`re very excited to be hosting our international
partners for these two important conferences," Martin said.

PTI