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I looked outside the cockpit and thought, “This isn't right!” The reflections from my red anti-collision beacons had the clouds spinning in opposite directions.
Written in Flames
I’m grateful this story was written in ink and not in flames. But how close did we come? I don’t want to know.
  • 27 August 2017
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Mastering Brownout Landings
Brownout was inconceivable while patrolling the East German border back then. It has only been in recent years, with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this problem comes to the forefront.
  • 20 August 2017
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Flying on Fumes
We’ve all been there — that “will-I-make-it?” moment. If you’re lucky enough to have avoided that experience, then you’ve heard it from the mouths of others — probably with a few nervous chuckles thrown in.
  • 13 August 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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Check Your Weather
It didn’t take very long for us to realize this had the potential to be a highly dangerous situation.
  • 6 August 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Frightening End
It was back in the summer of 2000 and I hadn’t yet gone to flight school. At the time, I was serving as a flight engineer on a CH-47D Chinook.
  • 1 August 2017
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 980
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