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A Stark Reminder

This incident could have had serious and/or catastrophic results if it had happened in flight. It was a stark reminder of how important it is to always use and follow all checklists.

The Reason for Two

After flying around the military reservation for proficiency training, as well as conducting a landing/pickup zone recon for a future operation, the aircraft cycled through the forward arming and refuel point at another airfield.

  • 1 September 2015
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Extra Help

Several years ago, my unit was deployed to Guatemala to aid in hurricane relief efforts. We deployed with a mix of UH-60A and UH-60L aircraft, all fitted with extended range fuel system tanks because of the lack of refuel locations around the country.

  • 1 September 2015
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Bucket List

Not long after I completed readiness level progression at my National Guard unit I received a call to join another Black Hawk crew on a state active-duty mission fighting fires near the Canadian border.

  • 1 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Indiscipline in the Air

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, marked four months since I had departed active duty to pursue a career as an airline pilot. I’d been an Army aviator for 12 years, all rotary-wing time.

  • 1 September 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Threat and Error Management

As the day moves along, don’t be afraid to take a mental break to rest. It is important to be rested and ready at the end of your day just as it is in the beginning.

  • 1 August 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10087
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