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Account for tools after each job. Forgotten tools have brought down aircraft. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and share with your colleagues.

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Always use a flashlight for your preflight inspection at night. Even if you’re in a well-lit area, shadows can hide things on your ....

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Aerial application assignments are conducted at low-level altitudes, where there is an elevated risk of collision with terrain, man ....

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Inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) flight is a high-stress event that will tax even the most experienced pilot ....

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Flight suits serve a vital role in protecting the safety of pilots and crew members. Properly fitted suits should be long-sleeved and made of fire-resistant material such as Nomex. Flight suits should fit loosely, so they create a layer of air protection between the user and ....

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If an autorotation is required during flight, a proper entry is key to your success. Don't get caught by suprise! On a regular basis, take the opportunity to practice entering autorotations from different altitudes and airspeeds. Click here to get this safety tip in ....

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A bird strike through the windscreen can ruin your day, but not if you have your helmet visor down! From startup to shutdown, keep your visor down. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and share with your colleagues.

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A hover check on pickup can prevent accidents. Noting the amount of power required and available margin prior to each takeoff is a habit worth building. Remember, it’s better to discover a mechanical, environmental, or performance issue at 5 feet AGL than 500 feet AGL.

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Thorough assessment is essential before landing in mountainous terrain. Take the time to identify wind speed and direction, power requirements, terrain suitability, and escape routes before making your final approach.

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Statistics show a correlation between accidents and low pilot time. No matter how experienced you are in other aircraft, setting conservative personal limits in a new make and model of helicopter will reduce risk. Click here to get this safety tip in infographic form and ....

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