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Know Your Options

Late winter 2012 found me on a four-day mission flying a UC-35 to transport distinguished visitors to various locations throughout Europe. The second day of the mission had us departing Bydgoszcz, Poland, at mid-morning, refueling in Bucharest, Romania, then continuing to Ankara, Turkey.

Cleared for a Near Miss

Our crew in the UH-60 Black Hawk was a good mix with a 1,100-hour night vision goggle pilot in command in the left seat and myself, a 650-hour day/night PC acting as the pilot in the right seat.

  • 10 January 2021
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Ice is not Your Friend

About a year after graduating flight school, I was conducting instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) training at a local airport with an instructor pilot. It was early spring and weather conditions were cloudy, with temperatures hovering at the freezing point.

  • 1 January 2021
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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.

  • 13 December 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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