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Got a Flight Plan?

Although all’s well that ends well, I realize how lucky we were. I also realize how blatantly wrong I was not to file a flight plan before we departed.


“Every landing is a slope landing” was always preached to me during flight school and progression to Readiness Level 1. Now, instead of just doing it because I was told to, I believe in it from experience.

  • 7 November 2021
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Keep Driving Mishaps Down Every Quarter, Not Just the Fourth Quarter

As many of you have heard, aviation mishaps spike most years during the fourth quarter. However, I am excited to say that commanders have taken a proactive approach and reversed the trend of the dangerous fourth quarter.

  • 5 November 2021
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety - The Human Factor

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to rapidly evolve to meet the needs of our Army, so has their evolution into our aviation formations. Yet, this rapid and somewhat unfettered demand and growth has come at a price, particularly with safety.

  • 3 November 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Professionalism is a Must

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.

  • 17 October 2021
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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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
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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