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I think every pilot has a story to share about something foolish they did as a young aviator. Most of us are now older and wiser and might not want to mention some of the things we did in the past. I, however, see value in sharing these mistakes.
Flip of the Switch
We’ve all been trained on blind cockpit drills and the need for “knowing your cockpit.” However, we tend to forget some of the reasons for these drills.
  • 1 December 2014
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ACT-E and Me
Complacency is one of the most common contributors to aviation accidents and, being a senior aviator, I guess I am as guilty as the next. The following story was, thankfully, my wake-up call.
  • 1 November 2014
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Five Tips to Improve Safety in Your Unit
In many units, safety is less of a state of mind and more of a punchline.  Nothing drives this point home more that the high number of preliminary loss reports for motor vehicle accidents.
  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 11416
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The Old Days
Institutional lore records a myriad of instances where an aviator did something foolish and dinged, bent or damaged an aircraft; received minor, if any, punishment; and went on to become a valuable part of the organization.
  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10302
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Necessity vs. Proficiency
It was a clear, cool day in Afghanistan when the aircraft departed the runway under perfect visual flight rules conditions. While climbing to cruise altitude in a left-hand orbit, air traffic control contacted the pilot and vectored him to a 180 heading to deconflict with other traffic.
  • 1 November 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10567
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