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Back in flight school, they told us it would happen. They also said it would likely occur right away, before we had a chance to settle in to our new careers.
Risk vs. Reward
Sometimes, you have to use common sense when you see something that is not right. Remember, as a pilot in command of an aircraft, you have to determine the risk versus reward in everything you decide to do. Although it might be legal, is it smart?
  • 1 July 2014
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One Clear Spring Day
The last thing you want to hear from the backseat while flying an instrument approach in an AH-64 is, “Oh, crap! I’ve got the controls!” That’s exactly what I heard just before a steep-diving left turn. I think my heart was in my throat. 
  • 1 July 2014
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Luck isn’t a Safety Plan
To prevent accidents, we need to take a link out of the chain of events that lead to the mishap. This accident could have easily ended differently. And while luck is not part of the Army Safety Program, this event did have some good fortune.
  • 1 July 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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What No-fly Zone?
Our mission was a two-ship armed reconnaissance patrol in our sector designed to prevent and identify insurgent activity at known hot spots. In hindsight, I now realize a couple of important things I should have considered to avoid a close call. 
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13333
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Know Your Comfort Level
As aviators, we have all reached a point in which our comfort level was exceeded; however, rarely does one say something until later. There was one night, though, while flying over Iraq that I reached my comfort level and said something about it.
  • 1 June 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13355
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