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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.
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
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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
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The Threat of Complacency
After numerous instances of complacency among Soldiers in my aviation unit, the command quickly implemented control measures to prevent needless accidents. The same school of thought should also be applied at home base.
  • 1 November 2013
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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
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