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I’ll think twice about trying to push into weather, especially when there isn’t a real need to do so. While I am glad to have experienced flying in this type of situation, I hope to never have to go through it again.
Space and Time
The basis of our Apache pilot training is working in a team of two while engaging targets. We do this constantly. One thing that is often overlooked, though, is the spacing and timing between aircraft and not overflying the target.
  • 1 March 2014
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Haste Makes Waste
As aviation professionals, we all try our very best to accomplish the mission. Sometimes, this desire to produce the best results in the minimal amount of time works against us. 
  • 1 March 2014
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Breeding Overconfidence
I never gave much thought that overconfidence could be a bad thing. This aspect was pointed out in an after-action review one rainy night in Mosul.
  • 1 February 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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Under Pressure
Many times in a deployed environment, things that were once high on the priority list are moved toward the bottom. This can be broken down to two simple reasons: time and threat.
  • 1 February 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
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If You Aren't Sure, Ask
After an incident involving spilled fuel, it was brought to my attention that it will corrode the aircraft’s fiberglass and sheet metal, weakening it. The aircraft needs to be washed as soon as possible. This incident taught me an important lesson: If you aren’t sure, ask.
  • 1 February 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 810
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