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A Tragic Ending

The platoon’s first real combat mission was scheduled to be a nighttime show of force.

In-flight Emergencies: How Will You Respond?

Looking back on two recent non-combat, rotary-wing, fatal aviation mishaps reveals several commonalities.

  • 10 May 2020
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Trust Your Training

There are good reasons why emergency procedures (EPs) are developed, committed to memory and rehearsed before conducting training or combat operations. The moment an emergency occurs is not the time to become creative or develop a better way to handle the situation. As a Type A personality, I have made the mistake of modifying a procedure while in the middle of an emergency and it could have cost me dearly.

  • 26 April 2020
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A Rush to Jump

Had the PC stated to not touch the weapons until he personally cleared them prior to the door gunner and crew chief disconnecting from the aircraft communication system, this incident may not have occurred.

  • 24 May 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Stay Ahead of the Aircraft

My career, like those of most Army aviators, consists of routine flights that represent a lot of planning.

  • 17 May 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 159
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