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Access Requirements for TTCI Visitors:
Proper Identification ID for US citizen visitors: This information must be provide at the gate
Must provide a valid federal ID:
State Driver license Must comply with new DHS federal guidelines. Please use the this link to check the status of your ID.
Proper Identification ID for Non US citizen visitors: This information must be provide to
Julie Winters - Julie_Winters@aar.com | 719 584-0799, a week in advance
US residence card number if applicable
Nexus Card if Canadian or Mexican citizen
** Confirmation of above provided ID needs to presented at the gate prior to entrance into the premises
We will also need the following information for foreign nationals prior to their visit:
Purpose of visit
Dates of visit
Country of citizenship
Information on arrival and departure dates for stay in U.S. may also be requested.
Current vehicle insurance and registration are required to enter TTC
Background on TTCI’s location
Located 90 miles south of Denver, you will find the city of Pueblo, Colorado, with a population just over 120,000, sits at an elevation of 4,662 feet above sea level. TTC is located in the high plains desert surrounding Pueblo at about 4,300 feet above sea level.
Pueblo typically offers a varied climate depending on the season. The humidity is relatively low and that can affect some people. Overnight lows can fall to below 10s in winter, and it is not unusual to see a 40 degree Fahrenheit temperature swing over a 24-hour period in any season. The TTC site is a bit windier with less humidity and less protection from the sun than much of Colorado.
The high altitude in Pueblo means low humidity and slightly less oxygen in the air. The U.S. Olympic Committee, headquartered in Colorado Springs, takes advantage of these conditions at its US Olympic Center to train Olympiads.
Between 4,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level, about 1 in 4 people will experience mild altitude sickness, typically within about 12 hours of arriving at high altitude. For most people, this means a slight headache or waking up several times during the first night you arrive. Other symptoms may include:
• Shortness of Breath
• Dry Throat
• Increased Urination
• Nausea/Loss of Appetite
• Possible peripheral edema (swelling of the hands, feet, and face)
These symptoms typically last for one or two days then dissipate. It is extremely rare but there have been reported cases of serious medical reactions to altitudes between 5,000 and 8,000 feet above sea level that required hospitalization.
There are ways that altitude sickness can be avoided both before you arrive to Colorado Springs/Pueblo and while you are there.
Before traveling to Colorado Springs/Pueblo:
• Get plenty of sleep - The altitude will make you tired.
• Exercise more - You will need to be in good shape to expect to be active while in Colorado Springs.
• Check with your doctor or pharmacist to determine if the altitude affects any medications, you may be taking: This is particularly important for heart medications and for pain medications.
• Please Remember: If you have had altitude sickness before, you will get it again.
While in Pueblo:
• Drink plenty of water - 100 ounces per day ensures that you can retain the level of hydration your body requires.
• Drink one glass of water for every glass of alcohol that you drink – Be careful with alcohol in this environment.
• Give your body some time to acclimate.
Please remember that hydration is the key to managing the effects of high altitude! Now, no matter how much planning you may do, altitude sickness can still occur. In these cases, the best ways to alleviate the symptoms are:
• Stay away from alcohol
• Drink a lot of water
• DO NOT go any higher in elevation until the symptoms disappear
At a minimum, for TTCI, you need bring safety shoes and they must meet current safety requirements, be a minimum 8 inches high, and have a minimum 1-inch heel (boots or shoes meeting ASTM standard F2413-05, Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection or equivalent).
TTCI has a very limited supply of safety shoes and sizes.
Please wear long pants no shorts, skirts or short dresses, choose a short or long sleeve outerwear.
TTCI safety requires specific PPE and furnished at the site.
The safety office will provide this equipment (i.e., safety vests, safety glasses, and hard hats) as needed.
Must be accompany by TTCI employee
There will be pictures and video restrictions (Host will advise)
Access limited to control area without a proper TTCI escort.