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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The Warrior Philosopher Show. Episode 0, the one with the broken helicopter and shattered spirits.

Well, it is finally here! Episode 0 of The Warrior Philosopher Show. This episode is based off a previous blog post The story of the sick helicopter and the broken pilot. https://player.pippa.io/5bc0d80d8aa66f39379aa61d/episodes/ep-0-the-one-with-the-broken-helicopter-and-shattered-spirit?theme=default&cover=1&latest=1

Military opinion – The Colonel with the flaming wings Part 1 or, The Burrito.

Link to the article at military.com From the article, and on another occasion (the Colonel) "warmed a burrito on the exhaust duct of the aircraft." I cannot stand by and allow this injustice to go unaddressed. The exhaust duct is designed for warming burritos and crew chiefs (at least on the UH-60). Any crew member …

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