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Caught in a Haboob

The following incident happened a few years ago while I was an AH-64A instructor pilot at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Arizona. It demonstrated to me that when things happen, some of them go the way you want and others don’t.

Shopping for Weather

It was a typical day in Iraq. I woke up with the taste of dust in my mouth, which usually meant bad weather had moved into the area.

  • 1 February 2015
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Know Your Limits

Do you understand and apply the power limitations of your helicopter? No matter which airframe you fly or your experience level, you should always understand how and why your helicopter performs like it does.

  • 1 February 2015
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Becoming Overconfident

In aviation, from our very first exposure, we are all taught to focus on the task at hand regardless how routine it is. Humans, however, just aren’t programmed to act that way.

  • 1 February 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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When Right Goes Wrong

The majority of military aviators know the pressures of flying in a combat environment. The number and frequency of deployments our country’s military has endured to help rid the world of future insurgent attacks ensures that.

  • 1 February 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Follow the Procedures

Procedures are there for a reason. Here’s why.

  • 1 January 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10473
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