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Losing Your Head
I think everybody has at least one “there-I-was” story. In my 30 years in Army aviation, I have acquired a few. To me, these stories are life lessons. After all, if it didn’t kill you, it should make you smarter. Here’s one of my life’s lessons.
When to Say When
As a National Guard CH-47 company, we are always subject to possible call up for state and national emergencies or deployment overseas. When Hurricane Gustav hit the Gulf Coast in 2008, we found ourselves being called on like never before.
  • 1 December 2014
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Should I Stay Or Go?
We all know that in a combat environment your acceptable risk level might go up a notch to accomplish the mission and/or save or protect other forces with whom you have been fighting.
  • 1 December 2014
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Crime and Punishment
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.
  • 1 December 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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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
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10510
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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
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13738
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