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Army aviation — a world of checklists, acronyms, crew coordination and more checklists. We have multiple documents that instruct us step by step how to start an engine.

No Time for Egos

Fatigue can cause a minor mistake to turn into a fatal error, whether it’s flying a multimillion dollar aircraft, shooting at the M4 range or even driving home after a long day at work.

  • 1 March 2016
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To Fly another Day

Talking to your crew about in-flight issues is a good idea. It could prevent an unplanned landing in hostile territory. Here’s how I learned.

  • 1 March 2016
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Bucket Bust

My unit had been fighting fires with as many as five other crews at once for a little over a month when the following incident happened. During this time many of us had logged between 50 and 70 hours on the fires, which is an extremely intense environment for all crewmembers.

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1315
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Surprise in the Snow

“Every landing is a slope landing” was always preached to me during flight school and progression to Readiness Level 1. Now, instead of just doing it because I was told to, I believed in it from experience.

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1165
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Let's Talk About It

While attending the Aviation Safety Officer Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, I was reminded of a let’s-not-do-that-again event that occurred while I was deployed to Kosovo in 2012. Such lessons-learned situations shaped how I operated as a young pilot in command.

  • 1 February 2016
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1258
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