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Training for new rotary wing aviators is called IERW, or Initial Entry Rotary Wing, training. The training covers both lighter aircraft used for training purposes and actual military helicopters built for combat. Trainees also use flight simulators to become familiar with the techniques needed to fly helicopters. Most Helicopter courses lasts for 32 weeks, and is divided into four parts, or phases.
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The Bell AH-1Z Viper is a twin-engine attack helicopter based on the AH-1W SuperCobra, that was developed for the United States Marine Corps. The AH-1Z features a four-blade, bearingless, composite main rotor system, uprated transmission, and a new target sighting system. The AH-1Z is part of the H-1 upgrade program. It is also called \Zulu Cobra in reference to its variant letter.