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Fatigue, minor errors and simple miscommunication is a dangerous combination. I know because it happened to me and could have resulted in a midair accident.

Rushing Toward Disaster

Army aviation is a demanding profession. You quickly learn how important it is to recognize and control situations that can cause problems, like being in a hurry. My story happened during routine flight operations.

  • 1 July 2015
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Ice Isn't Your Friend

About a year after graduating from flight school, I was conducting instrument meteorological conditions training at my local airport with an instructor pilot. It was early spring and weather conditions were cloudy, with temperatures hovering at the freezing point.

  • 1 July 2015
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Honest Feedback

All too often in aviation we are hesitant to admit when we don’t know something or, even worse, that we made a mistake. This is not surprising considering that, as a community, we are mostly Type A personalities.

  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Having a Plan

A fellow Army aviator once told me that after making pilot in command, it’s only a matter of time until a pilot scares you more than you’d like. For me, it was about four months after getting my PC orders.

  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 9956
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Don't Be That Guy

Being an aviation safety officer is a tough job to have in an environment of Type A personalities that don’t respond well to criticism. In fact, these aviators may turn the other way or walk off when they see a safety officer approaching.

  • 1 July 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 9810
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