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Flash and Burn

We’d briefed to shoot pen flares over a lake to mitigate the fire risk. However, because the flares did not have fins, some of them propelled in unexpected directions. This, combined with the wind, resulted in a mishap that, fortunately, had negligible consequences.

Taxiing Toward Trouble

Inattention and a skill-based error almost led to a catastrophic event that would have been completely avoidable in 99.99 percent of instances. I almost let that .01 percent get me and my front-seater — and possibly the other crew.

  • 23 October 2022
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Knowing Your Limits

One small mistake is capable of producing catastrophic consequences. By having a better understanding of our own limitations, as well as the limitations of the aircraft, we can increase our chances of avoiding those catastrophic mistakes.

  • 18 September 2022
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Don't Compromise Safety

Generally, Soldiers join the military at a fairly young age. Therefore, many of them won’t have much experience dealing with tasks or events that could be seen as dangerous.

  • 11 September 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Fighting FOD
  • 1 September 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Unrecognized Spatial Disorientation

Spatial disorientation is a significant concern in aviation. What’s even more worrisome is that it often goes unrecognized and can result in catastrophic consequences.

  • 21 August 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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