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Do What You Brief

Being involved in direct-support air assaults brings its own hazards that we plan for and work out in every detail. We know where we are going and what time we are going to be there.

Flying the Crowded Skies

Operating manned and unmanned aircraft in the same airspace is always going to be hazardous, and more so in the future.

  • 1 August 2016
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Poor Choices

The Shadow platoon conducted their initial training from January to May and, due to the entire platoon being straight from advanced individual training, the experience level was minimal at best.

  • 24 July 2016
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Don't Assume Anything

Despite the challenges of English as a second language for my Egyptian counterparts, I thought I had a good handle on how the local pilots expressed themselves. I thought wrong.

  • 17 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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A Recipe for SD

Low-risk missions continue to produce accidents. Whether these missions cause crewmembers to conduct less-detailed mission plans or become more relaxed in the cockpit with their peers, pilots must plan carefully and accurately, taking into consideration all possible hazards encountered from initial takeoff to final landing.

  • 10 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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Check and Verify

As a young Soldier, I was excited about working in aviation. I was immediately responsible for protecting the lives of everyone who entered and operated my “bird,” as well as maintaining the aircraft when it was not in flight.

  • 1 July 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
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