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

How Far are You Going to Let this Go?

So how far are you going to let this go? The answer to this question should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. The answer should be “to my en-route decision point.”

  • 1 August 2021
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Flying Blind

I learned several things from this experience. First, IIMC is an emotional event which is mitigated through training. Second, it is very hard to choose not to go on a mission even though all of the indicators are present.

  • 18 July 2021
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Crew Mix Matters

Once I looked back to the front, I was in shock. I had an Apache, no more than a few rotor disks away, conducting a dive and banking right in front of me. I immediately pulled more power and banked to the left, hoping the other Apache was not flying nearby.

  • 11 July 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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The 4th-Quarter Spike: Let's Step Up Our Game!

As the saying goes, the difference between a Class A and Class C mishap is inches and seconds. To add to that, total Class A-C mishaps can be predictive of the health of our safety programs.

  • 24 June 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Who is Flying the Aircraft?

I showed up at my first assignment as an aviator right as we were headed out the door for a deployment in Regional Command East. I was excited and nervous. My Readiness Level 3 to 2 progression took two flights and suddenly I was flying combat missions with my troop standardization pilot (SP). Flight school had given me just enough experience to make me dangerous, so there were good days where I was nearly competent, and bad days where I was a liability in the cockpit.

  • 20 June 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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