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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Inside the Vultures Nest – As the helicopter gently crashes.

I have had to deal with almost being killed in flight several times. One of the problems with a particular helicopter was that a mechanic did not install any of the fasteners on many of the flight controls on the UH-60. Now they have redundancies, I know that. But someone who fails to do their …

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The story of the sick helicopter and the broken pilot.

The sun was beating down mercilessly on the tarmac of Fort Hood Texas. The aircraft, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, sat on its pad, covered in wires and sensors like a hospital patient. I, Specialist BT, arrived at the hangar at 1200 p.m, ready for take-off in two hours, after the pilots go and eat their …

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