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An Army aviation maintenance complex shares many of the attributes of a crime scene. When something goes wrong, or a crime is committed, there are many pieces to the puzzle.

High, Hot, Heavy and Complacent

Upon reaching an OGE hover, the crew noted the power setting was just under 9.5 first limit indication (FLI), which put them in a time limit for how long they were allowed to be at that power setting.

  • 26 September 2021
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Widen Your Training Plan

Ask anyone who has attended an iteration of training at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and they will tell you it was one of the most stressful exercises of their life.

  • 19 September 2021
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DVE through NVG Scintillation

As a California Army National Guard aviator, we often have the opportunity to support a number of units conducting training rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin.

  • 12 September 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Do Your Own Walk-around

The sun was just coming up as I headed to prepare my aircraft for first-up duty. I went out before the rest of the crew to take care of a few things and have the aircraft ready for the pilots to do their preflight.

  • 29 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Mid-Air Collison Course

Being involved in direct-support air assaults brings its own hazards that we plan for and work out in every detail.

  • 22 August 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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