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The Good Pilot
I believe a little bit of every instructor pilot or pilot in command goes into a new PC. A young aviator’s knowledge and attitude is a direct reflection of the pilots he flew with as a PI.
Winning in Combat
When I’m faced with high-stress situations, I sometimes tend to withdraw into a cave. I had to take precautions to avoid this while in Iraq.
  • 1 April 2015
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Beat the Heat
Foot marches and land navigation training involve a great deal of walking while wearing a ruck sack and other required equipment. These types of physical activities induce significant sweating and fatigue, which can lead to heat illnesses.
  • 1 March 2015
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Fielding TTPs
Flying in a multiship formation into inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions can be a wakeup call to revisit tactics, techniques and procedures for your unit. The following incident led my unit to update its procedures.
  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
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Go Around
One night, I was on a night vision goggle training flight with my company instructor pilot and two crew members. The IP was a very experienced NVG aviator who was trained at the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colorado, and made it a point to demonstrate mountain flying and pinnacle operations.
  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10657
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Caught in a Haboob
The following incident happened a few years ago while I was an AH-64A instructor pilot at the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana, Arizona. It demonstrated to me that when things happen, some of them go the way you want and others don’t.
  • 1 March 2015
  • Author: Army Safety
  • Number of views: 10265
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