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NEWS | Nov. 5, 2021

All Aircraft: Human Errors Are Common but Avoidable

Spc. Kendall Smith and Pvt. Deshawn Simon with Delta Company, 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Panther, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, work to remove a rotor blade from an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter at North Fort Hood, Texas, on May 19, 2018.
Photo by Spc. Adam Parent
 
Let’s face it, we’re human and humans are prone to mistakes and errors. Human failings are the number one contributor to aviation mishaps; they have been for more than 50 years. But there are remedies, such as following the TMs to the letter, learning ways to recover more effectively, using reminders and being hyper-vigilant.  

The saying goes, “We can be our own worst enemy.” As an aviator, you’re the first line of defense against yourself.

To learn more about the various types of failings we humans are prone to and ways to avoid or offset them, take a look at the attached article from the Sep 2021 issue of Flight Fax.
 
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