X

Risk Management Magazine

Search for Articles

I’ve heard of sucker holes throughout my relatively short time in Army aviation and always wondered why someone would fall for it. But on one flight, I nearly ended up falling for one myself. 
Flying Blind
I’d never flown behind a CH-47, but I knew how much rotor wash they were capable of creating. Therefore, I was going to give them more than enough room since the LZ was so large. What I wasn’t ready for was the amount of dust that was kicked up.
  • 1 January 2014
  • Comments: 0
Don’t Put Off Till Tomorrow …
It was a very long and exhausting week in which I had been working about 16 hours a day. As we planned for flight after to make sure everything went smoothly for the mission and UAS operators, “it” happened.
  • 1 January 2014
  • Comments: 0
Red Illum
This mission was for six UH-60s to insert troops into the open, isolated desert of Kuwait under zero percent illumination, zero contrast (or ground references), also known as “Red Illum.” It was one of the most challenging landings any one of us has ever accomplished to date.
  • 1 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 15076
  • Comments: 0
Be Ever Vigilant
In an AH-64D with tandem seating, combined with a combat environment, there are many critical phases that seem to mesh to form a constant need for diligent cross-monitoring. If one pilot could complete all mission tasks, there would only be one seat.
  • 1 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13037
  • Comments: 0
Bullets and Birds
I was a new Longbow pilot in command, gearing up for the annual gunnery exercise. It was going to be awesome! Little did I know that not only were my range skills going to be tested, but also my basic pilot skills, such as situational awareness.
  • 1 January 2014
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 13189
  • Comments: 0
RSS
First6667686971737475