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The End State

This goes to show that the mission is not over simply because the aircraft have landed. The task force had set out on one mission and created a new one. The end state was never met.

For the Birds

Striking a 150-pound deer with your vehicle can cause substantial damage, maybe even resulting in a total loss. Now imagine what a 5-pound bird impacting an aircraft traveling at 120 knots or greater can do.

  • 24 April 2022
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Oil Leak over the Andes? No Problemo!

My co-pilot and I were on the final leg of a three-leg mission. We’d taken off from Barranquilla on the northern coast and were flying south to Bogota. Just about halfway along the 1.5-hour route at 26,000 feet, I looked out my right-side window and noticed streaks of fluid around the No. 2 engine.

  • 27 March 2022
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Near-miss Review: UH-72A Aircrew Coordination Failure

It is critical for aviation safety officers and instructor pilots to familiarize aircrews with mission-specific hazards and effective aircrew coordination during aircrew calls and safety days.

  • 12 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Attention to Detail

As a medevac pilot serving a tour in Iraq, I found myself flying into, around and through some very tight and scary situations. During one of my many flights, I had a “there-I-was” moment.

  • 6 March 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 532
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Fluid and Adaptable

Aviators need to be willing and able to deviate from any plan when conditions change. My unit conducted a thorough after-action review to discuss the mission and what my pilot and I jokingly referred to as our “traumatic training event.”

  • 27 February 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 493
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