Posted at: 01/31/2014 9:08 AM
By: The Associated Press
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Navy student pilots and their instructors are back in southern New Mexico and once again conducting training flights in the Las Cruces area after a year's hiatus.
Personnel from an air wing from Corpus Christi, Texas, arrived in Las Cruces in January for training flights that continue into mid-March.
The deployment takes advantage of seasonally good weather.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the 70 students and 25 instructors are flying in and out of Las Cruces International Airport with propeller-driven T-34 aircraft.
With several exceptions that included last year, the Navy has regularly conducted flight training annually in Las Cruces.
Last year's flights were conducted in Roswell in southeastern New Mexico.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)