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Don’t Rush Me
Shortly after graduating flight school, I was tasked with assisting in ferrying two of our OH-58As from Nebraska to Fort Rucker, Ala. I was excited by the prospect of a cross-country flight with a pilot in command who was not an instructor pilot.
Wrong Switch, Wrong Time
Ask any Soldier that has been deployed about the inherent stresses caused by the theater of war and you will surely hear the near-miss and there-I-was stories. The multitude of things that can go wrong during any deployment cause a state of constant and heightened situational awareness. 
  • 1 June 2014
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Wrong Number
As I continued my cross-check to outside the aircraft, I turned to look at the pilot in the right seat. I was shocked when I noticed a dark shape floating immediately above and to the right of his helmet. We were not alone in this little patch of sky.
  • 1 May 2014
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Check Your Pubs
Fixed-wing flying is a different animal than what we have grown accustomed to in our Army helicopters. I was fortunate enough to learn at a young aviation age that you need to ensure that you always have all of the necessary publications prior to taking off. 
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Flying Blind
As we departed Farah on a medevac mission, everything was going well. Visibility was excellent and we had plenty of illumination. Then we ran into visibility issues — an unforecasted dust storm.
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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From Good to Bad
There are a number of policies and procedures that assist aviators and air traffic controllers in avoiding near misses. However, if both do not understand the local procedures established at a designated airfield, the consequences can be dangerous.
  • 1 May 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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