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Inattention and a skill-based error almost led to a catastrophic event that would have been completely avoidable in 99.99 percent of instances. I almost let that .01 percent get me and my front-seater — and possibly the other crew.

Knowing Your Limits

One small mistake is capable of producing catastrophic consequences. By having a better understanding of our own limitations, as well as the limitations of the aircraft, we can increase our chances of avoiding those catastrophic mistakes.

  • 18 September 2022
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Don't Compromise Safety

Generally, Soldiers join the military at a fairly young age. Therefore, many of them won’t have much experience dealing with tasks or events that could be seen as dangerous.

  • 11 September 2022
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Fighting FOD
  • 1 September 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Unrecognized Spatial Disorientation

Spatial disorientation is a significant concern in aviation. What’s even more worrisome is that it often goes unrecognized and can result in catastrophic consequences.

  • 21 August 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Comfort Breeds Complacency

We knew what we had to do and began to value speedy response times more and more as the operations continued. As our comfort grew, so did our complacency.

  • 14 August 2022
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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