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Aviation is an inherently dangerous occupation that requires a dedicated team to accomplish the mission. Professionalism is a must. Throughout my military aviation career, I have encountered numerous close calls and a number of in-flight emergencies that I know kept my guardian angels busy.

Bird on a Bush

In the summer of 2017, my unit headed out for a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, in preparation for a deployment the following spring. This would be the first time since flight school that I would be taking off, flying and landing in actual dust conditions.

  • 10 October 2021
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Aviation Maintenance Training Program will be Fully Implemented in October 2021

Aviation maintenance directly affects an aviation unit’s ability to execute missions and provide combat and service support to ground forces. Failure to maintain aviation assets undoubtedly affects capabilities and sustainment and has a direct impact on mission execution.

  • 5 October 2021
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Maximizing Our Efforts

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.

  • 1 October 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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