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A Safety Valve
It was June at Self Army Airfield at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and I was almost through my second Joint Readiness Training Center rotation of the summer. I was a new pilot in command and, despite being at JRTC in June, enjoying the flight time.
Trouble Awaits
It was just another routine training flight in the local Fort Bragg flying area. We were conducting a night team flight supporting the local Air Force combat controllers in what is known as the Northern Training Area.
  • 20 November 2016
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The Wind Zone Model
What is power management? This term means many things to many people. Most agree it has something to do with engine performance and torque. The instructors at the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site like to think there’s more to power management than just the torque gauge.
  • 13 November 2016
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Chalks 2 and 3 gradually returned to the airfield, mostly flown by their non-crewmembers. The after-action review was interesting and full of praise for those non-crewmember heroes.
  • 6 November 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Stumbling into Support

When I became a company commander in November 2013, I had no idea what my requirements would be over the next three years.

  • 31 October 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Verify the Numbers

Our unit conducted a field training exercise during a drill weekend, and I was given an assigned aircraft to fly. On the first day, we conducted a health indicator test, or HIT check, which resulted exactly in the middle of the range on the HIT card.

  • 23 October 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1153
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