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It is my hope that others might learn from my experience and never find themselves in an aircraft that’s inverted and ice-covered. If by misfortune you do find yourself there, know you can get out alive.

The Price of Ignoring Safety

Sadly, the principles of risk management were never used, which lead to a tough lesson learned. It doesn’t matter where or how a loss occurs, the result is the same — decreased combat power or mission effectiveness.

  • 9 January 2022
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Enforcing Standards

The first 90 days of a deployment, especially a first-time deployment, is statistically one of the most dangerous times an aviator can face in his or her Army career.

  • 9 January 2022
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Running Out of Torque, Altitude, Airspeed and Ideas

After a few minutes, another layer of rime ice started to build on the clear ice, causing the ice rate meter to swing to “heavy,” stay there a minute or two, and then return to “light.” This cycle continued until we had 3 inches of mixed ice on the antenna and WSPS.

  • 14 December 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Batteries Not Included

I believe the most dangerous period during a mobilization is the redeployment phase. It’s at this critical juncture that safety can seriously be degraded — if not ignored entirely — to complete the remaining tasks.

  • 8 December 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Shadow of a Doubt

It is incumbent on leaders to provide subordinates with the tools they need to accomplish the mission safely. In turn, it will give them the confidence they need to make sound decisions and exercise good judgment.

  • 1 December 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 7130
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