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Pushing the Limit

We all know that in a combat environment your acceptable risk level might go up a notch to accomplish the mission and/or save or protect other forces with whom you have been fighting. However, is there a time that you could be doing more harm than good or taking an unnecessary risk while not really accomplishing anything? Sometimes I think so.

Proper Post-flight Inspections

While conducting daily maintenance on an AH-64D, a crew chief discovered a 2-inch hole in the No. 5 driveshaft cover (tail rotor driveshaft). Upon opening the cover, he found a 30 mm round lodged underneath the driveshaft. He notified production control, his commander and the safety officer, and an investigation started immediately.

  • 16 March 2020
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The Risks are Still Real

While we operate on these ranges to learn how to stay alive on the battlefield, why, as experienced aviators, do we not fear these activities?

  • 10 March 2020
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Managing the Transitions in Aviation Operations

We’ve all heard that there’s no such thing as a “routine mission” in Army Aviation. Time and again, mishap investigations have proven this to be true. The devil is often in the transitions before and after the primary mission. The paragraphs below detail the most common findings in recent Class A aviation mishap investigations.

  • 1 March 2020
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If You Aren't Sure, Ask

I learned an important lesson that day: If you aren’t sure about something, ask. 

  • 9 February 2020
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