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Crew Mix-up
Crew mix plays a big part of flight planning and should never be taken lightly. Before one flight, I had some doubts about the crew mix. The majority of the experience was in the trail aircraft, which meant there was a possibility of task saturation for the PC of the lead aircraft.
Who’s in Charge?
Unmanned aircraft systems have many built-in procedural safety checks similar to manned aviation, such as system limitations, environmental factors and airspace deconfliction methods. These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of the aircraft and aircrew operating in the same area of operations.
  • 1 December 2013
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Are We There Yet?
It was a fairly straight-forward, routine mission. Weather for the time of flight was forecast as visual flight rules with the possibility of light snow showers en route. Everything indicated it was a good day to fly.
  • 1 December 2013
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So Others May Live
Crew coordination is essential to preserving lives and resources. During an overwater hoist rescue, our standardized methods of verbal and non-verbal communication eliminated confusion and reduced delays in getting survivors to safety.
  • 1 November 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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When 'Routine' Changes
A simple air mission request with an additional drop off unexpectedly turned into a long evening for our crew. In the end, we learned that establishing common terminology was definitely something we needed to work on.
  • 1 November 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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Just Another Landing
When downrange in an unmanned aircraft system platoon, you are usually isolated from the rest of your unit. There, everyone knows the rules of the flight line. It’s when visitors arrive that problems arise. 
  • 1 November 2013
  • Author: Army Safety
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