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The welcome relief from winter’s bitter cold and snow brings with it another significant hazard — the spring and summer severe weather conditions. It is crucial all aviators are familiar with the inherent dangers of severe weather.
Teach from Our Mistakes
We should not just learn from our mistakes, but also teach from them.
  • 1 March 2019
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The Benefits of FLIR
There were days and weeks of time where the haze was so thick that we didn’t have legal visibility to take off or land at the airfield. Often the reported visibility was one-quarter mile or even less.
  • 24 February 2019
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Little Things Matter
Are human error mishaps on the rise in the Army’s unmanned aircraft systems force? From 2011-16, there was an encouraging downward trend in human error mishaps for the RQ-7B Shadow UAS.
  • 10 February 2019
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Cockpit Hostility
It happened at Camp Humphries, Korea, within the last three years. I was an extremely new Readiness Level 1 pilot, flying with a 15-plus-year maintenance test pilot who was known for being either great as a trainer or for creating the most hostile cockpit you can imagine.
  • 1 February 2019
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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An Im-purr-fect FOD Check
Foreign object damage on a military aircraft is a serious issue. Before every mission, the entire flight crew, which is five personnel on a CH-47, checks for FOD and ensures the aircraft is ready for flight.
  • 27 January 2019
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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