Fort Carson agrees to restrict chopper flights

The U.S. Army has agreed to restrict helicopter training flights over southeastern Colorado after residents complained about low-altitude training flights.

A Fort Carson spokesman said Tuesday the helicopters will stay within the boundaries of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.

Helicopters must maintain higher altitudes outside the designated flying area. Pilots are being required to stay more than a half-mile away from any residential houses or ranches during the training flights.