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Deep in IIMC

The night’s task was an AH-64D Readiness Level 3 progression local area operation including as many night and night vision system (NVS) base tasks we could complete within our three-hour period of instruction. This was our fourth flight together as a crew. Our three previous missions, flown during the day with an hour of hood training, went smoothly.

Who is Flying the Aircraft?

Our SP and commander decided the best place for me was on one of our night shifts at a time of day when the enemy was less active, allowing me to get more experience before throwing me into the fray. It was on one of these early morning flights that I nearly killed us.

  • 1 December 2020
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Safety Hits Home

As I transferred out of the civilian workforce and transitioned into my military career, I understood how to keep myself safe, but written safety and safety theory were not even on my radar.

  • 15 November 2020
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Weathering the Conditions

Aviators know winter weather conditions can deteriorate quickly and create a wide range of issues they must deal with such as poor visibility, turbulence and icing. However, they have two tools to help them manage the challenges — flight planning and frequent weather briefings.

  • 8 November 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Get to Know Your AO

It was fall 2017 and I’d recently made pilot in command of my HH-60M. I was on installation medevac duty and preparing for a routine training flight.

  • 18 October 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Phone FOD

As aviators, we know the importance of conducting a thorough preflight of our aircraft. It helps us ensure nothing is out of place, such as hardware or tools from a previous maintenance task.

  • 1 October 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
  • Number of views: 767
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