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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.
So Many Gadgets, So Much Distraction
Most of my flying for the past 30 years as a reservist and civilian pilot has been under visual meteorological conditions. Therefore, I am accustomed to flying with most of my attention focused outside the cockpit.
  • 1 April 2014
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Just Say No
When we are tired, we sometimes make mistakes we wouldn't normally make. This incident taught me that although I was just trying to help, sometimes you just have to say no. I will use this lesson for the rest of my career. 
  • 1 April 2014
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Seconds Count
As a pilot, I know that helicopters have vibrations. Heck, every vehicle has vibrations — some good, some bad. The point is you have to be able to determine if you should continue the mission, return to base or, in our case, just land!
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Gut Check
I was excited about the flight. The commander and I would fly to the site — I as the PC and he as my co-pilot — recon it, refuel, have lunch and return. I was confident in my abilities to handle any situation and wanted to show him what I could do.
  • 1 April 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1472
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The Risks are Still Real
I recall that I was scared to death the first time I had to fly low level or punch into the clouds at 400 feet. That scared feeling is a natural reaction to a dangerous situation. While we may become desensitized to these situations, the risk is still very real.  
  • 1 March 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 1357
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