Inside the Vultures nest – Extortion 17 and the paper airplane.

The following was written originally for a military community so I will try to add as much context as possible. I have been listening to the Extortion 17 audiobook and it really hits me hard. I was on my third deployment in Afghanistan when they were shot down. 2011 was a pretty hard damn year …

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Inside the Vultures nest. Fallen Apache.

It is difficult to comprehend just how little tolerance there is for failure in the maintenance of aircraft. I have included an incident of an AH-47 that resulted in the loss of the crew and aircraft. A/C crashed in a soybean field and burned at approx 1900 hrs 12 mi south of Clarksville off Gholson …

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Medical study on aviation vibration impacts on aircrew with prolonged sitting – By Kenneth Eric Games

Physiological Effects of Prolonged Sitting and Local Pressure Application in the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter by Kenneth Eric Games Abstract Advances in flight technologies and the demand for long range flight have increased mission lengths for United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk aviators. Prolonged mission times have increased reports of pilots discomfort and symptoms of …

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The Warrior Philosopher Show. Episode 1, Table Talking Tyndall AFB.

In today's episode, my wife and I take on the task of Tyndall AFB taking a beating and the implications for those who live there. Here is the video clip that we were watching before the episode started. 155 mile per hour winds? Only 2 mph short of a Category 5 storm. Article about F-22 …

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