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While assigned to Task Force Viper at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in January 2013, two armament Soldiers were tasked to conduct a stray current check on an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior rocket pod.

The Good Pilot

I believe a little bit of every instructor pilot or pilot in command goes into a new PC. A young aviator’s knowledge and attitude is a direct reflection of the pilots he flew with as a PI.

  • 1 April 2015
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Winning in Combat

When I’m faced with high-stress situations, I sometimes tend to withdraw into a cave. I had to take precautions to avoid this while in Iraq.

  • 1 April 2015
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Fielding TTPs

Flying in a multiship formation into inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions can be a wakeup call to revisit tactics, techniques and procedures for your unit. The following incident led my unit to update its procedures.

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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I Knew Better

Young men and women volunteer for pilot training to fulfill often long-held desires to break the bonds of the earth. The luster of flying eventually fades for some; but for the rest of us, aviation remains an important life focus.

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Go Around

One night, I was on a night vision goggle training flight with my company instructor pilot and two crew members. The IP was a very experienced NVG aviator who was trained at the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colorado, and made it a point to demonstrate mountain flying and pinnacle operations.

  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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