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It started out like most any other night in a Balad — same mission, same timeline, same hot preflight. My co-pilot/gunner and I were to be the trail aircraft in a flight of two Apaches for yet another ground support mission over Baghdad.

Stress in the Cockpit

If you’re an Army aviator, do you know why it is important to recognize the signs of fatigue and significant events in your life or the lives of the other Soldiers in your unit? I do. This is my story.

  • 1 December 2015
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Luck is Not a Plan

There I was, Chalk 2 in a formation of three UH-1s. We had just completed our mission and were returning to base. The formation was in echelon left and we were briefed to fly with two to five rotor discs of separation.

  • 1 December 2015
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Funnel Cloud

One of the last things you expect to encounter when on a landing approach is a funnel cloud. Yet, it happened to me in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the winter of 2013 on an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.

  • 1 November 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Expect the Unexpected

It was the beginning of another routine daytime mission. Get some gas and bullets and go fly around for four hours.

  • 1 November 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Over Water, Out of Power

Over the last 18 years, there have been many events I’ve written about. Most would probably be good reads, but one in particular sticks out — the infamous dual-engine rollback in a UH-60A over ALANA intersection just south of the Honolulu VOR.

  • 1 November 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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